Governance Manager


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Governance Manager to work with the Head of Global Governance in delivering against the growing governance and compliance responsibilities in line with the Climate Group’s expansion internationally. You will provide specialist governance and compliance knowledge and guidance to ensure the Climate Group meets both its statutory and legal obligations. 

About the Climate Group

The Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all.

We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable, turning their commitments into action.

We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition.  

About the role

The key direct responsibilities, based on your experience, will be to:

  • Manage and deliver company secretary duties and responsibilities by maintaining statutory registers, books and registered office address; ensuring that all relevant compliance filings with regulatory bodies are carried out in an accurate and timely manner; providing sound board management; and informing relevant regulatory bodies of any significant changes in the Climate Group’s structure and/or management.
  • Maintain and proactively manage a schedule of governance activities throughout the year.
  • Coordinate, support and work with the Head of Global Governance, regional directors, and regional boards where required, to ensure global governance and compliance requirements and processes are in place and effectively managed.
  • Provide comprehensive administration arrangements to support Trustees and Directors with Board and Committee meetings by agreeing dates and the agenda for each meeting; communicating these with attendees; working with senior staff across the organisation to ensure papers for meetings are collated and distributed in a timely manner; and taking accurate and concise notes and actions of meetings when required and produce draft sets of minutes for consideration within agreed timescales.
  • Undertake appropriate post-meeting action to ensure implementation of decisions arising from meetings.
  • Manage and coordinate any major, one-off governance and/or compliance reviews and updates, ensuring effective and timely implementation, and integration with existing policies and processes.
  • Work with the COO to manage the risk register review cycle including maintenance and management of the risk register and risk controls framework in collaboration with stakeholders; providing assistance and advice to the Management Team; and ensuring completion within adequate timescales in accordance with the governance schedule.
  • Work with the Head of Global Governance to maintain a register of organisational policies and procedures to support the management of policy and procedural reviews, implementation and compliance.


About you

This is an exciting role that will suit someone who is organised, professional and with proven experience in a similar position and desire to develop and progress. As the successful candidate you will be able to plan and prioritise a varied workload and be used to working in a fast-paced environment with predictable workload peaks. You will have:

Essential skills 

  • An understanding of charity governance. 
  • Demonstrated ability to take clear, concise and accurate minutes and prepare agendas with a strong level of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Experience in maintaining corporate registers and records and undertaking all relevant compliance filings. 
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills with an ability to prioritise and manage own workload, work to tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks. 
  • The ability to use own initiative and apply good judgement in a professional, timely and courteous manner. 
  • Strong communication skills with the with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders. 

Desirable skills

  • Experience of advising Executive Management and Board Members on corporate and charity governance and best practice.  
  • An understanding of risk management. 
  • Drafting of compliance policies. 


You will be employed at our London headquarters. Since COVID-19, our London office has been working mostly from home but you will also have the use of an office near Borough for key meetings with colleagues. We are also in the process of moving offices to a new permanent London location. Until then, this role can be done remotely but will require the post holder to be based in the UK.

Terms & Conditions

This is a permanent part-time position for three days a week (21h). The salary for this position is £32,000 - £36,000 per annum FTE, based on experience (part-time equivalent of £19,200 - £21,600). In addition to the salary, you will benefit from:

  • 25 days’ holiday pro rata, plus public holidays; additional leave following three and six years’ service
  • 10% non-contributory pension scheme following three months’ service
  • Private healthcare and Cash Plan on completion of probation
  • Life Assurance
  • Wellbeing allowance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Bike loan
  • Volunteering day on completion of probation

How to apply

Use the ‘Apply’ button to apply for this vacancy. Should you require further information, please contact Nicol Forster, Head of Global Governance at 

Applications for this position should come in the form of a CV and cover letter. The expected closing date for submitting your application is the 5th April 2021

We are an inclusive employer who welcomes applications from all backgrounds.  

The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in the UK are a requirement for this position and no relocation and/or sponsorship costs will be borne by the Climate Group.