Governance Officer

Governance Officer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Governance Officer to join our team.


  • Take accurate and concise notes of board meetings when required and produce draft sets of minutes for consideration within agreed timescales;
  • As well as the above you the role will be a mixed bag reporting into the Director of Legal and Governance;
  • Agree dates & agenda for meetings;
  • Work with senior staff across the organisation to ensure papers for meetings are collated and distributed in a timely manner;
  • Contribute to the scheduling and maintenance of the annual corporate meeting planner;
  • Communicate dates and times of meetings;
  • Preparing Companies House filings and maintaining statutory records;
  • Undertake appropriate post-meeting action to ensure implementation of decisions arising from meetings.


  • Understanding of the uses of information within TPR / regulatory bodies;
  • Experience of complaints management, issue resolution approaches and techniques;
  • Experience of working with BSI ISO standards;
  • Ability to understand the legal obligations from statute (including Pensions Acts, code of practice);
  • Standard Office IT software applications;
  • Experience of stakeholder management best practice and techniques;
  • Background in governance and compliance approaches and processes;
  • Solid understanding of FoI Act; Data Protection Act;
  • Experience of risk control and process assurance.