Governance, Legal and Office Manager

Can you support senior leaders and trustees with governance, provide legal guidance, and ensure effective office administration, travel systems and processes to ensure the success of our work?

Role:   Governance, Legal and Office Manager

Hours:  Part-time (60% of full-time)

Remuneration:  £30,000 – £35,000 pro rata (£18,000 – £21,000 for 60% of full-time)

Duration:  Permanent contract

Location:  UK-Med Office, Manchester, UK with some opportunity for remote working

Humanitarian health needs are growing. Our medical teams respond to disasters around the world, and we work with local emergency teams to build their resilience to future threats. Our work has never been more vital, with disasters becoming more frequent, complex, and severe. Can you help build a world prepared to help?

We are seeking a skilled candidate to support charity governance, review contracts and other legal documents, and on non-complex matters, develop administrative systems and processes, and manage travel arrangements. Our new Governance, Legal and Office Manager will play a key role in both in managing our governance and head office administration and supporting planning and operations for emergency humanitarian responses and programme delivery.

You will provide support to the Director of Support Services by ensuring that robust governance processes are maintained, decisions are taken at the appropriate level and are appropriately documented and communicated. You will also ensure seamless administrative systems, particularly for head office but also in support of our warehouses and overseas teams.  You will work in partnership with HR colleagues, operations team and technical experts in health and logistics to ensure effective movement around the world of health professionals and volunteers who deliver our field operations. You will line manage the Travel and Office Assistant and coordinate our travel management service providing guidance and support to the development of policies and systems, reviewing SLAs and contracts to ensure donor compliance, and problem solving to ensure effective mobilisation of staff during challenging periods of international travel.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about UK-Med’s humanitarian mission. You will have qualifications and significant experience working in charity governance, legal, office management or administration and experience of travel planning / booking.  You will be comfortable working at a pace to achieve challenging objectives and meeting rapidly changing demands.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – UK-Med Governance Legal and Office Manager before applying and base your application on this.

To apply, please submit a full current CV and answer the questions on the online system.  Applications must be submitted through our online jobs portal no later than Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Applications for work in the UK can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in the UK.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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