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Governance Administrator / Company Secretarial Assistant

Watford Community Housing
Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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The vacancy

37 Hours per week

At Watford Community Housing, we provide vital services that help people to live better lives. In this newly created role, we're looking for a Governance Administrator or a Company Secretarial Assistant to join our Corporate Governance team and help us deliver a smooth and efficient compliance service.

What's the role?

As part of our Governance team, you will use your organisational skills to help us deliver a high-quality corporate governance service.

In this role you will:
  • Ensure a high standard of attention to detail
  • Answer standard enquiries and act as a point of contact internally and externally, providing information to stakeholders.
  • Production of minutes
  • Assist with the administration of the group's insurance programmes
  • Maintain company registers, records and legal documents
  • Any other general administrative activities that arise in the day-to-day business
  • Assist with the smooth operation of Board and Committee meetings
  • Ensure effective meeting coordination including preparing agendas, collating briefing notes and tracking actions
  • Liaise with report contributors in order to collate all submissions as per agreed timelines
  • Create board and committee packs and the circulate these packs within agreed timeframes
  • Maintain records and ensure all previous meeting materials have been logged
  • Assist with the circulation of minutes and actions
  • Undertake other reasonable responsibilities and projects as instructed by the Corporate Governance Manager.

What are we looking for?

You will be customer-focused, with the ability to interact empathetically with a wide variety of people. You'll have an excellent grasp of IT / administrative skills and an understanding of how a board committee work. You will have a background in admin/ governance and knowledge of the housing or construction sectors would be a distinct advantage. As some meetings will be outside of normal office hours, you will need to be flexible in your working times and approach.

  • You will need to maintain a satisfactory basic level DBS check.
  • Experience of supporting with administrative tasks and projects when needed
  • Previous experience of minute taking
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable dealing with a wide range of stakeholders at various levels
  • Report writing skills
  • Time management and attention to detail
  • Experience of Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of the housing sector
  • Knowledge of recruitment practices
  • Experience with boards and committees

What can we offer you?

We know that people are our most valuable assets, so we offer a range of benefits including 28 days' annual leave pro rata, an employer pension contribution of up to 11%, development opportunities and access to a comprehensive employee rewards scheme.

How we work

We are committed to embracing the most positive aspects of agile working. We take a blended approach to how we work, so that colleagues have the flexibility to strike the right balance between working in our communities, in our shared spaces and remotely. With digital technology at the heart of our work, teams and individuals are empowered to decide the best way to meet the needs of their role.

How to apply

If this sounds like your next role, click 'apply now', tell us why you've got what it takes and send us a copy of your current CV.

The closing date is 19 June 2024, (but please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a large response). Interviews will take place in the week commencing 24 June 2024.

About us

We are a housing association with homes across South-West Hertfordshire. We aim to make a real difference by delivering better homes and supporting our communities, because we know that good homes give people the chance to lead more fulfilling lives.

We own and manage more than 6,800 homes and associated assets in South-West Hertfordshire. Our business is evolving rapidly as we find new ways to deliver great homes, improved services and much-needed new homes. We also have a one-star accreditation from Best Companies, putting us in the top 25 housing associations to work for.

We have exciting plans for the future - and you could help us to achieve our goals. Find out more at


Access to season ticket loans

Online rewards with shopping discounts

Cycle to work scheme

28 days annual leave

Pension scheme

2 paid volunteering days

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