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Governance Officer

E15 4PH, London (Greater)
London from £33,154 - £36,629/ Regional £29,500 - 32,806 p/a depending on location/experience
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

Job Details

Title: Governance Officer

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 35 hours per week
 Reporting office Stratford, London E15 4PH or Manchester M33 6AG (agile – office based 20-40%),

Persona:  Agile, Office based 20-40%   
Salary: London Weighted from £33,154 - £36,629/ Regional, outside of London £29,500 - 32,806 per annum  dependant on experience and location                            Closing date for completed applications: 10th December 2023                
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams: 21st December 2023

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated

Governance Officer Role Profile.docx                   

We are looking for a Governance Officer to support and deputise for the Deputy Company Secretary in providing the full range of company secretarial and governance support and advice across L&Q.

The post holder will help ensure that the L&Q Group continues to take a robust approach to corporate governance through the delivery of exceptional administrative and company secretarial services and that it continues to comply with organisational, legal and regulatory requirements.

Specifically, to provide independent advice and servicing to committees and officer governance groups which are delegated to the role.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Highly developed administrative skills gained within a company secretary environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills -. Must be able to produce quality minutes and materials
  • Excellent organisation, planning and co-ordination skills and the ability to multi task and meet deadlines
  • An appreciation of organisational compliance
  • Be customer focused

If you are interested in this role and have the experience required, then apply without delay!

L&Q follow current COVID guidelines. If you require any adjustments or support, please email [email protected]

At the foundation of everything that we do are our corporate values and associated behaviours. Our organisational behavioural framework outlines the core expectations of all employees, which should be demonstrated at all times when representing L&Q.   More information about L&Q’s values can be found on our website and a copy of our behavioural framework can be provided on request.

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, excellent Pension scheme,  an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy. 

In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.


We house around 250,000 people in more than 105,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East – but we’re more than just a registered charitable housing association.

We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We build aspiration, opportunity and confidence for everyone in our communities.

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