Interim Director of Governance


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    17 April 2021

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Ref: GSi72089

Interim Director of Governance – 6 month FTC

Our client, a leading Social Housing provider, based in London are looking to appoint an Interim Director of Governance for a period of 6 months. The key deliverables for this role will be as follows:


  • Support the conclusion of the governance effectiveness review by an external consulting provider and associated reporting to the Audit Committee, Board and the Regulator
  • Continuing co-regulatory communications regarding the IDA and other aspects of regulatory compliance


  • Active membership of the Senior Management Forum
  • Line management of Heads of Service and managers responsible for the following areas:

Corporate Governance and Company Secretariat (managed by the Head of Governance and Co Sec)

  • Oversee the effective governance of the  Board, subsidiary boards and committees and its continuing improvement through the governance development plan
  • Support the Annual Report process by drafting the necessary sections on corporate governance and risk
  • Assure an effective signing and sealing function for the timely execution of documents

Corporate Risk and Business Continuity (managed by the Risk Manager)

  • Oversee all risk management reporting to EMT, the Audit Committee and Board
  • Support the continuing development of the risk management framework, particularly with reference to articulation of risk appetite
  • Participate in the business continuity strategy group

Data Protection (managed by the Data Protection Manager)

  • Oversee the data protection function to deliver compliance and ongoing progress on cross-Group activities such as data retention and transfer
  • Work with the CIO to effectively lead the data governance of the Group

Insurance (managed by the Insurance Manager)

  • Oversee the Group’s relationship with its insurers

Internal Audit and Assurance (managed by the Internal Audit and Assurance Manager)

  • Oversee the effective delivery of the internal audit programme and associated reporting to EMT, the Audit Committee and Board

Legal Services (managed by the Head of Legal Services)

  • Oversee the continuing development of the legal services function to provide a business partner service to internal customers

Procurement (managed by the Procurement Manager)

  • Oversee the effective delivery of the procurement function and continued development of the contract register

The role will be delivered remotely, until Government restrictions are eased, it will be an immediate start, based of a pro rata salary of up to £100k. If you would like to apply to this role, please forward an updated CV to Please note that only relevant candidate applications will be contacted for this role.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


Sophie Younger: 07384 810 211