Making a Difference
to people's lives

Governance Services Manager

Hours:      36 hours per week

Location:  Old Park, Telford (Hybrid)

Salary:      £54,744 per annum

The Organisation:

The Wrekin Housing Group is a socially minded organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives. We do this by:

  • Providing more than 13,500 homes for affordable rent across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
  • Delivering care services to older people, adults with learning difficulties and people with dementia.
  • Channelling social investment across communities to create jobs and promote economic growth. We generate opportunities for people to gain employability skills, maximising the social value of our services and delivering wider community benefits.

At Wrekin you will be joining a team of more than 1200 colleagues who inspire positive change, communicate clearly, grow together and ensure that everyone matters. We make sure that all colleagues have the tools and training to flourish and contribute to our collective goal of making a difference to people’s lives.

(For further details please visit our website


The Role:

The successful candidate will lead the Governance Team and support the Head of Legal Services to ensure that we have robust governance processes in place across our group of companies, that represent best practice, and enable Wrekin to comply with a range of requirements, including the NHF Code of Governance and the Governance and Financial Viability Standard.

The postholder will support Board Members to be successful in their roles, ensuring they are recruited, inducted, trained and supported to deliver their best and managing the day to day relationship with them. You will support the team to provide high quality administrative support to both the Group Board and its associated Committees and to the Executive Management Team.

You will play a key role in ensuring Wrekin continues to achieve full compliance with all our regulatory standards and requirements, including preparing for future successful IDAs and keeping abreast of emerging changes including around the Social Housing Regulation Bill  

(For further details please read the Full Job Description)


What you will need:

Ideally you will have previous experience in the social housing sector providing senior secretarial; governance and management administration services.   You will have a strong working knowledge of charity governance, company and charity laws and experience of working with Trustee or similar Boards.  The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and influence at a senior level and with considerable experience of managing and leading staff.    

It is essential that the successful candidate can evidence continued professional development, with part or fully qualified membership of ICSA.

(For further details please read the Full Person Specification)


Our Inclusive Culture

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. All applications are considered on the requirements of the role regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief or background. Please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy below for further information.



In return we offer you an interesting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join a supportive Organisation with over 1200 employees. We offer 31 days annual leave plus 11/12 days bank holiday per annum; there is also a competitive pension scheme, health care options and free life assurance.


The Recruitment Process

In partnership with our trusted external providers we are committed to undertaking care and safeguarding checks with all colleagues. These checks may vary according to the role you have applied for.

We also ask for two references for everyone who is offered a position, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. All roles will also be offered subject to satisfactory right to live and work in the UK checks; if you need any further information on these checks please visit


To apply for this role, please submit an application to Networx Recruitment


Interview date correction:          Dates TBC shortly thereafter

Ref : WHG1942. Closing Date : 11/09/2022 - Interview Date : 22/09/2022


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