Leonard Cheshire

Director of Corporate Governance

Job Reference VALCK
Closing Date Wednesday 17 Jan 2024

A world-leading disability charity, for more than 70 years Leonard Cheshire has been supporting disabled people and working to break down barriers that deny them their basic rights. We have grown to a large, complex charity of £150m turnover with a range of services, activities and regulators, the core of that is delivered through care offerings helping disabled people to live, learn and work as independently as they choose. Our impact and the difference our services make to disabled people is life-changing, vital and tangible.

Following a number of challenging years, we are in turnaround mode to address the challenges we face as an organisation. Good progress has been made and we are looking for individuals who are committed to driving our organisation forward.  We have recently appointed a new Chair and a number of Trustees, and we are now looking to appoint a new Director of Corporate Governance to support the organisation on this journey. This role will lead on all aspects of the charity’s governance and ensure we have an effective governance structure, supported by a comprehensive and up-to-date policy framework. This key role will ensure Leonard Cheshire is compliant with all relevant legislation and regulatory requirements at both Trustee and Executive Team level, providing assurance through a framework of regular review and audits.

The successful candidate must be a UK qualified Company Secretary (ICSA or equivalent) who brings experience of delivering to legislative and best practice frameworks in the areas of governance and risk.

You will have a proven track record in developing pragmatic solutions in a legal setting to manage business risk. A commitment to and passion for the work Leonard Cheshire does is essential. This role represents the opportunity to support an organisation, which makes a difference to the lives of thousands of people, on a turnaround journey.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Leonard Cheshire on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference VALCK. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 17th January 2024.

Our impact and the difference our services make to disabled people is life-changing, vital and tangible.