Charity and Company Secretary (Ref: 17/03)

Job title: Company and Charity Secretary
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Location: Chingford, London
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan, free parking and interest free season ticket loan.

Summary of Job
To help make our strategy come to life, the Scout Association is seeking a highly competent and enthusiastic Company and Charity Secretary. The Secretary will ensure that the organisation has robust and effective governance in place, to comply with statutory requirements and good practice in relation to company and charity law, and charity governance. As part of the Support Services Directorate, the Governance team is committed to providing the organisation with business partners, and the successful candidate will have a proven track record of embedding governance best practice.

About You
The successful candidate will have excellent experience advising and supporting Boards and other staff in relation to corporate governance matters, and good working knowledge of Data Protection (sufficient to fulfil the role of Data Protection Officer).The post holder will be able to provide technical advice to members of the Movement and staff concerning governing documents, Policy Organisation and Rules (POR) interpretation and application, whilst also supporting effective governance at headquarters and local levels.

About Us
Scouting changes lives. While making a positive difference in our communities, Scouting gives young people from every background the opportunity to experience adventure and reach great new heights. In this uplifting and supportive environment, young people discover their potential. Scouting offers life-changing adventure to over 446,000 girls and boys, in a movement made possible through the efforts of over 100,000 volunteers, enjoying the fun and friendship of Scouting, as they positively transform lives.
Through the delivery of our ‘Scouting for All’ strategic plan, The Scout Association is embarking on an adventure of our own: to grow in leaps and bounds, to provide 500,000 young people with the Scouting experience by 2018.

For more information and to apply:
Job pack  
Application form
Recruitment monitoring form

Details of closing and interview date:
Closing date: 27 February 2017
Interview date: 13 March 2017

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.