Committees Secretary

Organisation:  Membership Bespoke

Full Time

Salary: £42,700-45,000

Location: 2 Days Office West London, 3 Days Home

Application Deadline: 28/09/2023

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Committees Secretary

Membership Body

2 Days Office West London, 3 Days Home

Basic Salary £42,700 – £45,000 with a 5% bonus. plus benefits 27 Holiday Days, Life Assurance, Pension, Income Protection, Critical Illness Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance, Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle To Work , Season Ticket Loan , Travel Insurance , Eye Care , GymFlex (Gym Discounts), Holiday Buy / Sell , Give As You Earn We provide a charity giving scheme, Discounts & Your Discount Hub, Gourmet Card & Tastecard

Permanent, Full Time


Excellent committees’ management experience is a MUST!


Our client a nationally recognised membership body with 13,000 volunteers and 2,200 organisations as members is currently recruiting for a Committees Secretary


The Role of Committees Secretary


This is a new permanent role and a chance to join a national, European, or international environment, to proactively manage a portfolio of standards development committees, projects, and programmes in order to publish standards and related content in a timely manner taking into account stakeholders’ objectives and the related working procedures and systems.


Key Responsibilities


Being the expert in standardisation within the committee(s), provide advice and guidance to Chair, participants, and stakeholders as appropriate

Proactively manage meetings and facilitate consensus using relevant formats, working closely with the Chair and other relevant officers on conflict resolution

Ensuring committee structures are relevant, efficient and simple

Proactively optimise procedures and systems to drive projects to timely and on-target publication

Oversight of project and publication pipeline within portfolio, taking intervention measures when required and reporting into sector network

Preparing business cases as appropriate, working with colleagues to create realistic publication and marketing plans

Provide briefs, input, and responses to Policy related to portfolio and procedures

Governance interface (identification of risk and contribution to best practice)

Advising and supporting the UK input into international and European standardisation, taking an active role in international meetings as appropriate

Working with committee members/communities to raise awareness of standards through their networks as appropriate

As required, to have oversight of balance and diversity of participation within the portfolio identify areas for recruitment campaigns, and seek input from stakeholders not on the committee.

Support to sectors, services, and solutions through the provision of information and taking a role in project activities as required

Building, maintaining, and developing committee and related industry knowledge and relationships


What we are looking for:




Educated to degree level or equivalent experience


Knowledge & Experience


Managing multiple committees

Minute Taking/Taking Minutes/Minute Taker

Ability to build relationships and understand stakeholder needs

Ability to build knowledge of a market or industry and capture into the business

Influencing and facilitation skills; ability to manage conflict


To apply for the Committees Secretary role please send your CV.


Due to the volume of applications we are only able to contact successful applicants. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.


Membership Bespoke is acting as a recruitment business in relation to this role. Membership Bespoke positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Membership Bespoke is the most experienced membership-focused recruitment firm in the UK, with 10+ years of experience delivering tailored permanent, temporary, interim, and Executive Search recruitment solutions to Trade Associations, Regulatory Bodies, Political Parties, and Professional Bodies.

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