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Board Secretary – London – Permanent

Nicholas Howard Limited are delighted to be recruiting for a new and exciting role as a Board Secretary.

Based in London, the primary objective of this role will be to ensure board meetings and committee meetings are organised and executed effectively.


  • Lead on the effective organisation of and all practicalities relating to the Board and Board Committees and meetings.
  • Coordinate internal preparation for meetings from coordinating development of pre-reads, agendas, and presentations.
  • Act as the key point of contact for Board members and lead on the onboarding programme for Board members.
  • Support management of Committee meetings, development of agendas, take minutes, and ensure follow up on actions and resolutions.
  • Manage housekeeping and practicalities relating to governance, Board and Committees.
  • Ensure compliance with internal transparency policy from governance meetings, and facilitate effective internal communications regarding governance meetings.
  • Manage the process for internal Operations Committee, working closely with the Co-Chairs, coordinating meetings, agendas, materials, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Support the Chief of Staff on governance activities, preparation of written materials and other ad hoc duties.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

This is an opportunity for someone with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience and who:

  • Has excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English.
  • Is very organised, with an ability to work in a structured way and to prioritise effectively.
  • Demonstrates high levels of professionalism, tact, and ability to work with senior individuals.
  • Is able to develop and build working relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to be an autonomous, resilient self-starter, able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.

In addition, we would like them to have (although these are desirable):

  • Experience of working with a Board or executive team / member.
  • Experience of effectively managing the practicalities and logistics of meetings.
  • Experience of working with Board software / collaborative software.

Travel and Location Requirements:

  • This is a full-time position.
  • The position will be based in London or Oslo.
  • International travel will be required.

To be considered for this position please apply below.