Governance Development Manager

  • Part time
  • Circa £35,000 pro-rata
  • Home-based with limited travel across UK when necessary
  • Closing 21st October 2021

  • Advertised from 4th October 2021
  • £27,225 - 28 Hours per week. Fixed term for 12 Months


Home-Start works with families in community’s right across the UK. Our approach is as individual as the people we’re helping. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support. It is an exciting time to be part of the Home-Start network as we build on a partnership with John Lewis & Waitrose to benefit families with young children alongside a new strategic framework for a post-Covid world.

Home-Start UK is now looking for a Governance Development Lead to join our expanding team. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Network Development, you will have oversight of all work streams relating to the support and development of local Home-Start trustees and Boards. You will be responsible for developing and leading a new governance programme, designed to address areas of good governance and board effectiveness, skills development, diversity & inclusion, trustee recruitment and the organisational effectiveness and sustainability of the local network.

Application notes

To discuss the role in confidence, please email Alan Webb, Home-Start UK’s Assistant Director of Network Development to arrange a conversation.

To apply please submit your CV, together with a supporting statement showing how you meet the experiences and skills required, to Please include “Governance Development Manager” and your name in the subject line.

Note the supporting statement must be no more than two pages and applications without this will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 21st October 2021

Interviews will take place on Thursday 4th November 2021

Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process. This is a UK wide role and applicants are eligible to apply from across the UK. We are also happy to discuss flexible working needs.

Should you have any difficulty completing an application e.g. due to a visual impairment, please contact us so we can find a solution that will enable you to apply to us.

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Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 5382181. Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SCO39172. Registered Office: The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX