As Governance and Policy Manager, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of decision-making processes and structures, working into the Head of the Director’s Office on external policy developments and contributing to compliance issues such as Conflict of Interest and good governance. Key tasks will include managing appointments, renewals and retirements for the Board, administering meetings and advising on Freedom of Information enquiries.
The role calls for extensive experience of corporate governance and/or process and business management and meetings administration for a complex organisation at senior level. To this you’ll add a good understanding of the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, high level communication, problem-solving and organisational skills and a degree or equivalent qualification. Proven ability to work with confidential material, achieve consistently high standards and knowledge of a variety of IT packages will be vital.
Experience of corporate governance and / or process and business management.
Highly effective interpersonal and influencing skills - able to manage upwards, develop effective working relationships and inspire confidence from people at all levels throughout the organisation and with Trustees, other Board members and professional advisors.
Awareness of the obligations and requirements of a body subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
Educated to degree level, or equivalent.
Practice in dealing with often confidential material.
Highly effective personal management and organisational skills - able to remain calm and focussed while working under pressure, prioritise activities and use available resources to ensure tasks and projects are completed to deadline.
Substantial experience of meetings administration in a complex organisation at either senior management or non-executive level, including complex agenda preparation, minuting and progress chasing.
The ability to analyse problems and issues, put them in a wider strategic context, assess risks and propose creative solutions.
High level written and communication skills – including a proven ability to write reports, policies and procedure documents; editing written material in accordance with an established format and style.
Meticulously thorough and proven ability to achieve consistently high standards.
Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as working flexibly and collaboratively within the team, and across Tate.
High degree of computer literacy – able to use word processing, email, spreadsheet, internet applications and databases to support own work and an understanding of how IT applications can be used to improve service delivery and efficiency.
A knowledge of the work of Tate.
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