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Corporate Governance and Risk Manager

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As our Corporate Governance and Risk Manager, you will act as principal advisor to the Chief Executive, President and Chair of Trustees on all matters of governance and risk.


  • Salary: £60,144 to £65,514 per annum
  • Location: London
  • Contract: Full time (35 hours per week), permanent


About us

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional membership association dedicated to improving women’s health care across the world. We do this by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and working with partners to advocate for women’s health and health care across their life course. We are a global leader in this specialist area and are in our 90th year, supporting 16,000 members in the UK and internationally.

We are a values-led organisation placing high standards, innovation, openness, inclusiveness and trust at the centre of all we do.


About the role

In this pivotal role, reporting to the Chief Executive, you will provide expert advice and support on all matters relating to corporate and charity governance, statutory and legislative compliance. You will also lead our risk management and assurance requirements, including those associated with Health & Safety and College-wide document controls.

In this role, you ensure the College has robust systems of corporate governance, ensuring their effective operation in line with our Charter, RCOG regulations and the relevant legal and statutory frameworks.

Acting as our risk specialist, you will lead the delivery on the risk management agenda across the College, and assist in the development and implementation of the risk management & assurance strategy along with other systems and processes that underpin an effective integrated governance system.

You will develop a proactive risk management culture across the organisation.



As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Significant experience working at a senior level appropriate to this job description
  • Solid experience of corporate governance of board and committee secretariat duties
  • Strong understanding of principles of information assurance and data protection
  • Strong understanding of Assurance and Risk Management principles and how they apply within a corporate context
  • Strong IT skills



As an important member of the team you will be located in our well-resourced offices overlooking Regent’s Park, with a move planned for November 2019 to brand new bespoke offices in London Bridge. We offer a friendly working environment with an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working hours
  • First class pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Subsidised gym membership


How to apply

Please send a CV, supporting statement and completed equal opportunities form to

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Tuesday 28 May 2019

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 10 June 2019.

If you have any additional questions or wish to discuss the role in more detail, please contact the HR Department on 020 7772 6453.


At RCOG we are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.