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Governance Manager

Job title Governance Manager

Department Vice-Chancellor's Office

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2429

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Wednesday 15 November 2023

Closing date Wednesday 13 December 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11197

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About the role:

We are seeking a Governance Manager who has a passionate interest in good governance and providing high standards of service to senior stakeholders across the University of Bath. Within this pivotal role, you will ensure the flow of information and decisions which will enable the University to achieve its strategic objectives.

You will be responsible for setting the tone for a customer-focused, professional and efficient governance team, co-ordinating the work of the Committee Officers in providing secretariat support to Senate and Council committees. You will also provide support to the Head of Governance in their capacity as Secretary to Council and Senate. You will give advice and support to members of the Governance Team as well as providing advice to members of the wider university community including those in senior leadership roles. 

About you:

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be experienced in managing, influencing, and coordinating others
  • Seek continuous opportunities for service improvement
  • Be proficient in the use of digital technology for efficiency
  • Have an understanding of good governance in a higher education setting
  • Be able to build strong working relationships quickly with a diverse set of stakeholders

For a full list of the person specification relating to this role, please see the attached job description.

About the team:

The Governance Team currently consists of seven members of staff and is led by the Head of Governance. The Governance Manager will report to the Head of Governance and will have line management of one member of administrative staff as well as mentoring, training, supporting and providing guidance to the committee officers. The team works with the senior management of the University including the Vice-Chancellor as well as the Chair of Council and Council members. The team prides itself on being friendly and inclusive, and has a strong commitment to providing the best possible service.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Further details:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.