ESE Governance Officer

Organisation:  European Society of Endocrinology

Full Time

Salary: £circa £32,000 per annum

Location: HQ in Bristol, UK with a second base in Brussels, Belgium - remote working can be discussed

Application Deadline: 25/09/2023

Website ESEndocrinology European Society of Endocrinology

About the European Society of Endocrinology

At the European Society of Endocrinology, we’re working together to develop and share the best knowledge in endocrine science and medicine. We’re shaping the future of endocrinology to improve science, knowledge and health across Europe and beyond. Improving our science will make patient care better. By uniting, supporting and representing our community, we can help drive better medical outcomes throughout endocrinology. ​Sharing knowledge, promoting best practice, influencing policy, and enabling collaboration are crucial to how we go about our work. Together, these approaches mean we sit at the centre of Europe’s endocrine community. ​

We strongly believe in recruiting and developing the highest quality of staff in order to meet our goals. You will be working with a small and dedicated team, and we are confident that you will find the work both rewarding and enjoyable. The Head Office is in Bristol, United Kingdom with a second base in Brussels, Belgium.

We are looking for energetic, forward thinking and dedicated individual to join our team.

Could you be our Governance Officer?

The Governance Officer will play a key role through the management and support across the governance processes, ensuring the effective running of the organisation and governance compliance.

You will be a key contact point and provide support to the trustees who are based across Europe. You will be a very highly organised and diligent professional with an eye for detail, strong administrative and communication skills, together with a strong knowledge and understanding of charity governance and administrative management.

You will oversee committee management (including the elections of committee members), ensuring that records are kept up to date and maintained; manage and maintain the Declarations of Conflicts register and assist in the compliance in organisational requirements (e.g., Charity Commission, Companies House, GDPR requirements); and manage and administer the ESE Awards programme. You will also play a key role in planning the governance calendar and in recording the minutes of the meetings. You will plan, organise and manage meetings of the trustees, committees and management and you will be expected to attend relevant meetings and prepare and disseminate documentation in an efficient, timely and effective manner.

You will be able to forward plan and handle multiple projects and have a confident approach in dealing with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders. You will establish pro-active working relationships with your team members and provide information in order to assist them in supporting their committees. You must be willing and able to work occasional additional hours and weekends in the UK and abroad.

Please read the full job description for further information.

What you’ll get in return

You will be working in and contributing to a highly successful not for profit organisation, with strong vision, ambition and a fantastic culture and leadership team. A company pension scheme is available. 25 days holiday per year, raising one day each completed year to a maximum of 30 days.

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week

Application procedure

Please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to

The closing date is Monday 25 September 2023. We will be assessing candidates as applications come in so please apply as soon as possible. Interviews for strong candidates may be held before the closing date. Initial interviews will be held by Zoom.

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