Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time


+44 (0) 20 7306 0055

Head of Governance

Head of Governance
£40,000 per annum
Full-time, 40 hours per week

The National Portrait Gallery is looking for a Head of Governance to manage corporate governance and the effective delivery of the Gallery’s non-executive and executive governance and decision making processes and structures.

The Head of Governance will be responsible for maintaining the Gallery’s internal policy framework and contributing to policy issues and developments that affect the Gallery and the broader arts and heritage sector. They will also assist the Chief Financial Officer on the development and co-ordination of the Gallery’s strategy and planning, and risk processes, as well as the development and implementation of an internal communications strategy and plan.

The successful candidate will have a relevant professional qualification (i.e. ICSA) or demonstrable equivalent experience as well as have previous significant experience of corporate governance in the charity/public sector alongside up to date knowledge on government trends, regulations and best practice.

Further information about the role as well as details of how to apply can be found via:

Closing date for returned applications is 9:00am on 24 April 2019.
Interviews will be held on 1 May 2019.

Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make this particular date.

We are committed to the employment and development of disabled people. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for this post. To be invited to interview/assessment, you must show in your supporting statement that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, across all essential criteria. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments at interview, and, if you join us, to your work arrangements.

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