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Legal, Governance and Assurance Services

Responsible to

Associate Director - Legal, Governance & Assurance Services


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£37,471 to £42,000 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 31 October 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Our Governance Services team is central to the delivery of our University's strategic aims. It supports the University by delivering a governance framework which allows the University to achieve its mission: empowering people across the globe to achieve their potential, making a positive contribution to society and delivering excellence and opportunities for our students, staff and region. 

As the leader of our Governance Services team you will influence senior leaders, promote good governance, provide strategic advice and support the dissemination of best governance practice. You will be a subject expert and the critical first point of contact and reference for senior colleagues and Governors on governance matters. You will deliver a high-quality corporate governance function to Governing Council and build strong working relationships to facilitate the flow of business and effective decision-making, particularly between Governing Council and the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive, exercising appropriate challenge, sound judgement and calm authority.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary and an excellent package of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement and a contributory pension scheme. Prove that you can make things happen and your career with us could take you almost anywhere.  

Principal accountabilities

Reporting to the Associate Director – Legal, Governance & Assurance Services, the postholder is responsible and accountable for the following:


Committee Servicing

Events organisation and stakeholder contact

Line Management

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria




As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

We recommend you take time to read the government guidance on individual eligibility requirements for sponsorship to check you will meet the criteria prior to applying. Skilled Worker visa: Your job - GOV.UK (

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