Deputy Head of Governance Services
Office of the Vice Chancellor
FTE: 1fte (working 37 hours per week)
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH8 £42,155 pa to £44,737 pa with potential to progress to £53,353 pa on achieving designated skills and experience
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
We are seeking to recruit a Deputy Head of Governance Services to provide leadership and support on all matters concerning the management, governance, and effective operation of services for the University's central boards and committees.
Main duties and responsibilities
The Deputy Head of Governance Services will support the Head of Governance Services in leading the Governance Services team to ensure the management and effective operation of services for the University's central boards and committees, including services to the Boards of Directors of the subsidiary companies within the University of Hertfordshire Group.
The postholder will ensure the maintenance of all related governance documentation and records, the provision of advice and the promotion and training of good practice in all aspects of committee work across the institution.
The post holder must maintain a clear understanding of the whole spectrum of the work of the University and its wholly owned subsidiary companies, including funding, learning and teaching, research, staffing, and administration.
Skills and experience needed
The successful candidate should be able to evidence extensive experience in clerking and servicing boards and committees at the highest level of an organisation. You will have excellent proven people management experience to lead a highly skilled and professional governance services department.
It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage professionally with staff at a senior level and internal and external stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal skills to drive and promote good practice within the University's governance structures.
Minimum of a degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification), or higher qualification or significant appropriate equivalent experience.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Helen Davidson, Deputy Secretary and Registrar/Head of Corporate Services, [email protected]
Closing Date: 8th February 2023
Interview Date: to be advised
Reference Number: 048255
Date Advert Placed: 25th January 2023
We want our staff to represent diverse life experiences and different cultural heritage. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We do however, encourage applicants from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) (15%) and males (17%) who are currently under-represented in our Strategic Business Unit (SBU).
Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts