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£c. £55K or Negotiable Day Rate



The Organisation

Our client, the London Marathon Charitable Trust (The Trust) is an independent grant making charity and is the sole shareholder of its trading subsidiary, London Marathon Events Limited (LME). Together the two organisations share a vision of Inspiring Activity and work to inspire activity in all ages and demographics across the UK. LME is the world-leading events company which organises thirteen world class mass participation events every year including the London Marathon, the world’s greatest marathon and the biggest one-day annual fundraising event on the planet. LME has grown into a £38 million business and each year passes it surplus to The Trust through corporate gift aid.

The Trust provides grants that remove barriers to participation in physical activity, and that inspire and enable more people to be more active. The Trust has awarded grants totalling more than £89 million to more than 1500 projects across the UK, making The Trust one of the UK’s major charitable funders of initiatives to encourage people to take part in physical activity.

The Role

Following a governance review, there is a need for an experienced Head of Governance to work with both organisations to implement the recommendations of the governance review, which include fundamental structural changes. The Head of Governance should understand the requirements of a charity with a trading subsidiary and must also ensure that the practicalities of board and committee meetings, agendas, papers, and succession planning are delivered to the highest standards.

The person appointed will report and be managed by the Director of The Trust and work closely with the Chief Executive of LME. He or she would also be expected to work closely with the Chairs of both organisations. In addition to ensuring fulfilment of legal and regulatory obligations, he or she will also be responsible for delivering best practice in governance for both organisations.

This is a significant opportunity to help prepare two remarkable organisations for the future.

This is a fixed term contract for one year starting in September 2020, at either an annual salary of c. £55k or a negotiable day rate.

The Person

The interim Head of Governance will have:

  • Substantive experience and expertise in either charity or company governance and preferably both
  • A keen interest in governance trends, regulation, and best practises
  • The confidence to give sound practical advice to a range of stakeholders internally and externally on running an effective transparent organisation
  • An ability to manage conflicts of interest inherent in advising two legal entities
  • A proactive attitude and a flexible, solutions focused approach
  • The ability to build effective working relationships
  • Excellent minute taking and documentation skills with attention to detail
  • Experience of managing staff

To Apply

Please send a CV and short cover letter by COP Monday 27th July

Thank you for your interest in this position. You are very important to us. We endeavour to respond to everyone but if you do not hear from us then it is due to the high levels of interest we are handling for each role during this challenging period. It is our intention to contact every applicant for every role but we may only respond to you if you are shortlisted for the position. Thank you for your understanding.

Ian Joseph

Managing Director

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