Legal & Governance Officer

Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circa £37,000 (depending on skills)
23 Nov 2018
06 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal & Governance Officer


Circa £37,000 (depending on skills)

Our client is a dynamic and ambitious 18,000 unit Housing Association based in Bedford and operating throughout the Oxford to Cambridge growth corridor. The organisation employs 400 people, has an annual turnover in excess of £120m and a development programme that will see it build around 3,000 new homes over the next five years making it one of the top 25 of developing associations.

They are currently looking for a highly organised and methodical individual to join the team as a Legal and Governance Officer. The role will assist the Head of Governance and Legal Counsel in providing legal and governance support to the organisation.

Providing a high quality corporate governance service, you will ensure that good governance is maintained throughout the organisation. You will work with the in-house Solicitors to provide legal advice including research into legal issues and drafting legal documents. You will also provide appropriate support in researching, reviewing and drafting a range of policy documents.

It will be your responsibility to support all board and committee meetings by coordinating the forward plan, preparing agendas, reviewing meeting papers, taking minutes and following up on actions.

The successful candidate will possess a degree (or equivalent) in Law and will ideally have experience working in a legal department or similar environment. Professional and credible in your approach, you will be comfortable liaising at board/executive level and will be confident taking detailed minutes. Excellent written skills are essential.