Governance and Organisation Business Manager

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Contract Type
Regional £35,095 - £37,095 per annum/ London £38,252 – £40,252 per annum
Job Description

The Governance and Organisation Business Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of organisational governance, from ensuring high quality Board papers to leading the organisation’s risk management process, from creating and maintaining policies and procedures to project managing Board recruitment and inductions. You will also lead the Governance Team, optimising support for the Senior Leadership Team and helping the organisation run effectively, for example via forward planning, away days and staff surveys. This is a fast-paced and varied role working across the entirety of an exciting, mission-driven organisation.

Key Skills and Attributes: 

You will have a passion for procedural and administrative excellence with exceptional planning, organisational and prioritisation skills. A proactive team player, you will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and take responsibility for decision making with and on behalf of senior leadership. You will have experience of providing and optimising support to senior leaders and boards, as well as the ability to lead and project manage key governance processes. You will provide high quality leadership and line management to the Governance Team.

The team: 

The Governance Team supports Friends of the Earth’s Boards and Senior Leadership Team to effectively govern and lead the organisation in its mission to bring about environmental justice.  Working across all directorates, the team aims to provide senior colleagues with efficient and proactive support, helping to ensure that our decision-making machinery is working well, that we plan effectively and that we strengthen a culture of accountability and performance.

Closing date: 1 September 2022

Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

Hours: 35

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant organisational culture. 

Our staff body is currently under-representative of People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ people and people with long term conditions or impairments: We are committed to eroding these historic barriers, so as to create a movement in which people from all walks of life see themselves in, and so we particularly encourage you to apply if you belong to one of these groups or sit at multiple intersections of disadvantage. We are committed to the Disability Confident standard and will guarantee an interview to any candidates who declare a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the role.

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all. 



Interview date
Stage 1. w/c 19th Sept, Stage 2. w/c 26th Sept 2022
Closing Date
1 September 2022