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Corporate Governance Manager / Board Secretary

NHS 24
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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Working as NHS 24's Corporate Governance Manager/Board Secretary, you will be responsible for ensuring that NHS 24 has appropriate and robust corporate governance arrangements by leading on the ongoing development and implementation of the Board's systems of corporate governance. This role will see you working with Territorial Boards, National Boards and other partners, as well as linking in with Scottish Government and technical suppliers on a daily basis.

The role of the Corporate Governance Manager is:
  • To lead, develop and operate an effective framework for corporate governance that will allow the Board to effectively discharge its responsibilities.
  • To provide high quality professional advice and support to the Board Chair, Chief Executive, other Board Members, senior management and officers throughout the organisation on all matters pertinent to good corporate governance and internal control.
  • To manage the provision of competent and efficient administrative and secretarial support to the Board, its standing committees and other committees and groups that the Board may be required by law or Government direction to operate. This will include ensuring that the business of the Board and its various standing committees is progressed in between meetings and that all meetings are managed to a common competent standard.
  • To provide direct support to the Board Chair in managing the NHS 24 Board and its members.
  • To oversee the operation of the requirements of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.
  • To lead the development of information and records management systems that will support the efficient conduct of all of the Board Administration & Corporate Governance activities, and facilitate working practices with the rest of the organisation.
  • To oversee the effective distribution of Scottish Government Circulars/letters and other relevant correspondence to management.
  • To manage the processes for updating and keeping under regular review NHS 24's General Policies.
  • Responsible for authorising payroll and SSTS information for the team

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Proven track record of managerial experience.
  • Highly developed organisational skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with Chief Executive, Chair, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors.
  • Proven leadership and team working capabilities as well as experience of working autonomously using own initiative.
  • Flexible, approachable, motivated and confident.


The Corporate Governance Manager/Board Secretary should be educated to degree level or equivalent; with equivalent experience of corporate governance, preferably within the Health Service.

Working patterns

The 37.5 hours per week post will involve mainly working Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The successful applicant will be based at one of our West Regional Centres


NHS 24 offers a complete benefits package, with a permanent contract on Band 7 £40,872 - £47,846 (pro rata). Placement on salary scale is dependent on confirmation of previous relevant NHS service.

We also offer you many supportive policies to enhance your employee journey and have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme Provider, Cycle to Work scheme, bursary scheme and a range of learning and development. As an NHS Scotland employee you will be entitled to:
  • 35 days annual leave (rising to 41) pro-rata
  • development opportunities including study bursaries, e-learning and classroom based courses
  • enhanced pay for working public holidays (if applicable)
  • enrolment into the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) pension scheme
  • NHS discounts on goods and services

Closing Date - Wednesday 26th January
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