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Governance Manager

Governance and Compliance

Salary:   £33,797 to £38,017
Closing Date:   Monday 25 January 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 09 February 2021
Reference:  PERM-392-2020-A

Bishop Grosseteste University is based in the historic uphill area of the city, just a ten-minute walk from the castle and cathedral and a range of other cultural and historical attractions. BGU has been awarded a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework Award for its teaching and learning and the unique and positive experience we offer our students is well recognised. This is an exciting time of expansion and growth for BGU and the University will be able to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and contribute to our ongoing success.

Bishop Grosseteste University are looking to appoint an efficient and conscientious Governance Manager within its Quality and Governance team. You will be responsible for the line management and the co-ordination of the work of the Governance Office, including the provision of administrative and minuting support to Council and its subcommittees.

Possessing a good knowledge and understanding of the regulatory arrangements for Higher Education, you will have experience of working with information legislation, data protection, safeguarding and complaint handling. The successful candidate will recognise the importance of discretion in respect to handling sensitive materials and be able to demonstrate strong organisational skills, effectively manage a busy and diverse workload and ensure appropriate documentation for use in audit processes.

With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will work with colleagues from across the University to ensure it conforms to external information compliance requirements and to maintain and enhance relevant internal policies and procedures. 

This post offers an opportunity for someone with excellent organisational and administrative skills combined with a systematic approach, attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday for Grades 1-6
  • 35 days holiday for Grades 7+
  • Plus 3 additional discretionary days annual leave over the Christmas period
  • Various pension scheme options including a Local Government Pension Scheme offering up to a 19.5% Employer Contribution, a Teachers Pension scheme offering up to 23.68% Employer Contribution, and also a 10% non-contributory pension for members of staff that do not wish to pay into a scheme.
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free online GP services and face to face counselling sessions
  • We also offer various free perks and discounted vouchers through Perkbox e.g. a monthly free cinema ticket, a free coffee every week, a Birthday Box delivered straight to your work or home, Free Eyecare Vouchers, a Cycle to Work Scheme, plus many discounts at various high street shops and online brands.

Please see the full job description for further details on key duties and responsibilities.

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Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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