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Governance Manager

Governance Manager

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: £42,370 - £61,201
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002203719
  • Closing Date: 20 June 2019

Job description

•Governance Manager in Retail Risk in our head office in Swindon
•Salary from £42,370 a year.
The role will provide involve managing, driving and continually improving meeting governance, operational support and technical advice within the Community, with responsibility for owning the operational management of the Communities’ Risk team to ensure compliance with all Internal and External Standards.

Who we're looking for

You’ll have excellent leadership, stakeholder management, influencing and communication skills, with the ability to work at pace both individually and collaboratively. You’ll demonstrate a strong willingness to learn, and a keenness to take ownership of tasks with senior exposure.
As a minimum requirement you’ll:
• Have a good understanding of governance frameworks and meeting the needs of regulation through the presentation of accurate records and minutes.
• Have the ability to think strategically and analytically, while also being innovative, creative and pragmatic.
• Be an effective communicator and influencer, with strong experience of written and verbal communication at different levels of management.
• Be a great people leader with experience in coaching, mentoring and empowering others.
• Have excellent planning and organising skills.
• Have a proven ability to influence at all levels (including offering feedback, support and challenge).
• Have previous experience of risk management.
• Be a proactive and innovative people leader who is comfortable delivering at pace, either as an individual or by co-ordinating the support of others both internal and external to the community. Experienced in coaching, mentoring and empowering others.

What you'll be doing

On a daily basis you’ll be working to:
• Provide operational support and technical advice to key committees and fora to help ensure that they operate to the highest standards of corporate governance with regard to both statutory, regulatory and internal requirements.
• Drive, shape and continually evolve the provision of a secretariat service, considering external changes and best practice (seeking to influence improvements where possible).
• Provide committee and fora members with timely/accurate information including preparation / maintenance of agendas, meeting arrangements, preparation and distribution of meeting packs, minutes, and action points.
• Be accountable for a team of Governance Consultants preparing clear, detailed, comprehensive and well-judged minutes, ensuring meet the required Governance standards and supporting evidential requirements under the Senior Managers Regime.
• Support Executive and Material Risk Takers to evidence they comply with Group requirements in their governance over risk and control.
• Be accountable for overseeing the compliance to the Governance framework and seek to influence where improvements to the framework can be made.

The extras you'll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us.

As part of our team you’ll get:

- Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
- Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
- Life assurance worth 8x your salary
- 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
- The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
- Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
- Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
Woman Engaged

Why work for us?

At Nationwide, we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our members first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in, and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.

At Nationwide we have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. If you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself,  where your talents are nurtured and you feel empowered to contribute then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.