Vacancy: Corporate Governance and Policy Officer

We are currently recruiting a permanent, full-time policy officer to manage a range of corporate business processes critical to operations and support the Chief Executive Office.

Reference: 0342
Salary: From £32,150
Working pattern: Full time, Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Closing date: 19 July 2021 at midnight

The Corporate Governance and Policy Officer will play an essential role in supporting the Chief Executive’s Office. The primary purpose is to manage a range of corporate business processes that are critical to how SLAB operates.

The post holder will have a unique opportunity to take an active part in the business, whilst sharing and developing ideas for business process improvements. The post holder will be responsible for supporting SLAB’s strategic planning, corporate affairs, governance and Chief Executive’s Office functions, as well as developing corporate policies and procedures.

There will be opportunities to gain and develop a range of knowledge and skills across policy and corporate affairs.

  • Experience working in a similar role (required)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in particular the ability to communicate at all levels and quickly grasp complex issues to summarise detailed information
  • Ability to use initiative to probe for further information or carry out further research if appropriate, presenting the information clearly to others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong and facilitative working relationships with colleagues, internal and external contacts.
  • Experience preparing written documents to suit a range of audiences
  • Experience developing policies and procedures
  • High degree of self-motivation, enthusiasm and discipline, displaying a proactive approach at all times and an ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • A good level of competence in MS Office packages, particularly Microsoft Excel, and the ability to present data, use formula and create charts
  • Discreet and Confidential
  • Good organisational skills, with the ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Sound judgement, tactical awareness and the ability to think analytically
  • Knowledge and experience working in or with justice sector (desirable)
  • Experience in the charity sector, public sector or local government (beneficial).

For full job description and person specification, please visit our recruitment portal.

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