Governance Officer

Job title: Governance Officer
Location: Bracknell/Hybrid working
Department: Governance
Working hours: Full-time, 36 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent 


About Us

Would it inspire you to see the tangible impact of your work on the world? To work for an organisation that is committed to making a positive difference for people everywhere? If so, we could be the organisation for you. We are the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.


About the Role

Are you passionate about shaping the foundation of organisational success? Do you possess a keen eye for detail, a strategic mindset, and a commitment to upholding the highest standard of governance? If so, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey with us.

As a Governance Officer you will step into a pivotal role where your expertise is the key to our commitment to excellence and ethical governance. In this dynamic position, you will lead the charge in crafting and implementing a governance framework that aligns seamlessly with our mission and industry best practices. Your role will extend beyond compliance, as you champion transparency and accountability, ensuring the integrity of our operations.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide pro-active day-to-day administration support for the Director of Governance and the team.

  • Logistic planning for governance and other team meetings across the calendar.

  • Drafting and preparing agendas for governance meetings both external and internal.

  • Administering the Grievance and Appeal process and non-compliance with the Scheme Regulations and auditing

  • Providing project administration around key governance projects during the governance year by managing the governance policies to ensure that they are reviewed and up to date.

  • Preparation of meeting packs and dissemination as required, encouraging a digital-first approach.

  • Liaising with the Local Hub teams to support with recruitment of members and vice-chairs to 'Committees and Members' Forum representatives.

  • Supporting the administration with arrangements for committee meetings and hearings, including liaising with the Committee members, lawyers and members as appropriate.

  • Supporting the Professional Conduct Officer with the running of Mandatory CPD audits and first-line support for queries and the management of spreadsheets and outcomes.


About You

The ideal candidate will have/ be:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong organisation skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure, manage a busy workload and prioritise accordingly.

  • Ability to communicate with potential and current members with varying levels of seniority.

  • Excellent administration skills, including drafting reports, managing complex programmes and projects administration and logistic planning.

  • Demonstrative experience in a customer-facing senior administrative role, with the ability to always provide the highest level of customer service.

  • Ability to work on their own as well as part of a team.

  • Strong computer skills


Why Work For Us?

We can offer you not only the opportunity to make a real difference with the work you do, but the chance to do that in a friendly, flexible and welcoming working environment, where we’ll show you that we’re committed to your personal wellbeing and to your development within your role.

We’ll offer you a fantastic range of benefits – from access to a great pension scheme through to a variety of health and wellbeing schemes; and we’ll make sure that you’re constantly learning throughout your time with us. We hold a Silver Investors in People Award – which we really hope will show you our commitment to you as an employer.


How Do I Apply?

To read more about the role, you can download our job description on this page.

To apply for this role please submit a full CV and covering letter by completing our  online application. If you would like any further information, please contact us by email on [email protected] .

Please note that we may consider applications as they are submitted and therefore you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.