Governance Officer


University Secretary
Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home
£30,777 - £37,468 per annum


Full time - 35 hours per week

5 December 2022 23:55

The opportunity

If you offer considerable experience of providing clerical/administrative support in a medium to large organisation, this position offers an exciting opportunity to play a key role supporting the Governance Office of a world leading university.

As Governance Officer, you will have a variety of responsibilities, such as organising meetings, drafting and replying to correspondence, assisting in running governor elections, undertaking routine checks on prospective governors, drafting and issuing letters, filing, booking training sessions, and providing occasional support for financial tasks (such as processing expenses and invoices).

You will also be responsible for clerking governor and committee meetings, which will include preparing agendas, taking minutes and acting as the main point of contact for committee members between meetings.

You will also provide support at governor events as and when required.

About you

You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to deal with a wide range of people, including governors and senior university managers.

The ability to prepare agendas and other committee documents within a set style and protocol and produce clear and accurate minutes is equally important.

You will also be able to plan, prioritise and organise your own work to achieve objectives on time and provide a positive and responsive service for governors and colleagues across the university.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact, Jaspreet Kaur, Resourcing Adviser via email at or 020 7514 9627.

We are UAL

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better and more sustainable world and championing race equality.

 We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

Our culture

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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