Senior Governance Officer

British Medical Association

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Job Description

The BMA is looking to recruit a Senior Governance Officer in our council secretariat team to support the work of our three key governance committees. Council Secretariat is responsible for providing support to our corporate and political governance structures, ensuring that our committees and internal structures work effectively and dynamically. It is also responsible for the planning and delivery of the BMA`s main annual policy-making conference.

You will be responsible for providing high-level secretariat support to the audit and risk committee, finance committee, and remuneration committee.

In your new role you will:

- Provide high-level secretariat support to a number of key governance committees including drafting minutes, agendas, policy reports, producing chair briefings and ensuring the smooth running of meetings.

-Analyse and develop internal policy proposals

-Work closely with BMA officers and committees, including lay members

-Engage with key external stakeholders

To succeed in this role you will:

-Need a strong background in corporate governance in order to fully support the chairs and the work of the committee.

-Have the sufficient experience and skill-set of a high-level committee secretary

-Have excellent research and w riting skills, sound judgement and be adept ! at influencing senior figures and managing relationships.

Why work for us?

As a BMA employee, you`ll receive:

Generous annual leave provision, plus 1 company day and public holidays
Double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary
Season ticket loan (up to £10,000) after completion of probationary period
Additional flexible benefits.
You may be working remotely initially, but we`ll provide all the support you need. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through our website. For any queries please email

Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring:

We need your support to make sure our staff come from a variety of backgrounds so we especially welcome applications from disadvantaged communities. Even if you`re not selected, it would be really helpful if you could complete the diversity & inclusion data when you apply for this role, because we can make sure we are encouraging a diverse mixture of candidates to apply. Thank you very much.

If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.