Governance Assistant (Administration)



Job Type

Part Time


Administration, Charity / Voluntary, Health / Nursing, Medical, Other



Governance Assistant (Administration Role)
Taunton, Flexible/part home working to be discussed.
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £22,283,31 per annum FTE (£13,550.66 per annum actual)
Annual Leave Entitlement: Initial entitlement 33 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays), rising to 35 days after 1 year and increasing dependent on length of service.

About Us
St Margaret’s philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do, and we expect staff to uphold our values at all times and fulfil our commitment to providing excellent specialist palliative care for patients and support to their families. We go to great lengths to recruit the right people. We want people with a positive attitude who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to but because they are passionate about working for St Margaret’s.

About the Role
A fantastic opportunity has become available at St Margaret's Hospice, for a role of Governance Assistant to join our Governance team to provide a high standard of professional, efficient, and confidential administrative support to the Governance team. This includes maintaining and monitoring complaints, incidents and accidents and policy systems and provide administrative support for meetings.

Working as part of a small, busy team, the ideal candidate is passionate about compliance and service improvement and have advanced Microsoft office skills including Power Point, Excel, and Office 360. Able to plan and organise their own time and workload effectively, use own judgement and make decisions.

Our Core Competencies are:
Self awareness:
 Understanding and being aware of yourself and how to react and interact with others.
Outcomes and results: Organising ourselves to get the job done, delivering a high-quality service, and being accountable for the outcomes.
Working with others: People working together to achieve team and organisational goals and respecting others.
Leading in your area: Regardless of management position, we all lead and take responsibility in our area of work

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they will use Core Competencies to help us put our values into practice.

What can we offer?
In return for your expertise, we provide:

  • Full induction programme
  • The opportunity to remain in NHS pension scheme if already contributing (or have been within last 12 months). Alternatively, you will be auto enrolled in the Hospice pension plan.
  • Recognise continuous service date for Holiday entitlement for Clinical staff paid at band 5 and above who join us direct from the NHS or another Hospice.
  • Regular, effective supervision.
  • Free car parking.
  • Eligibility for NHS discounts – Blue Light Card etc
  • Confidential and free 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family offering:
  • o Counselling
  • o Support
  • o Legal, Financial and Medical Information and Advice
  • o A Vitality & Wellbeing health portal

Closing date: 3rd October 2023.
Interview Dates: 11th October 2023

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