Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Governance Officer (0.6 FTE)


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is recruiting a part-time Governance Officer.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is a grant making charity which supports the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities.  The Trust is committed to learning from and sharing the achievements of its grant holders and the impact of its funding programmes.

Summary of role:

The main objective of the role is to support the effective administration and governance functions of the organisation, including by providing executive support to the CEO and the Senior Management Team (SMT) with the day-to-day running of the organisation.

The post holder will lead the preparation, collation and distribution of papers for the Board and Sub-Committees, ensuring deadlines are met. They will prepare agendas and papers for meetings and take minutes as required, as well as supporting the CEO with oversight of the completion of matters arising.  They will liaise with the Chair of the Board and Trustees, acting as their main point of contact on general matters, and manage their invitations to events.

In addition, the post holder will provide administrative support to the CEO and Senior Management Team, including drafting some correspondence and arranging meetings. They will scope, research and manage special projects and initiatives, including convening high-profile events, as required.

Candidates with experience of Board governance in either the public, private or charity sectors are welcome to apply. They will have a deep understanding of governance and compliance, and the need for accuracy in recordkeeping. The postholder will have a sound understanding of effective governance, and of relevant legislation regarding good governance. While the applicant need not currently be an expert in charity governance, they should be willing to develop specialist skills in this area. The Trust is both a charity and a Non-Departmental Public Body.

This is a 0.6 FTE role. It will support our work to ensure that our funding makes a real difference to the lives of Armed Forces communities in the UK. You should have a clear interest in Armed Forces communities and the difference that these projects make to the lives of those who are serving, those who have served, and to Armed Forces families.

The Trust welcomes applications from across the UK.  This is a home working role and applicants will be expected to be able to confirm that they are able to work in this way (IT and any essential equipment will be provided).   There would be a requirement to work collaboratively using suitable technology.

Attendance at occasional meetings will be expected – these will mainly be in London. The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to providing development and training opportunities.

Part time postholder sought.

Salary in the range £28,000 – £33,000 FTE dependent on experience (plus pension contribution and other benefits)

How to apply:  applications should take the form of a letter (no more than two pages of A4) providing evidence of how you meet the person specification and CV – both attached to an email addressed to giving the contact details for two professional referees, and how you know them.  Please include ‘Governance Officer Application’ in the subject line.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.  Applicants will need to be UK based. The closing date for applications is midday Thursday 21 September.  Interviews are expected to be during the week of 25 September.

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