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HR and Governance Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
A starting salary of £40K to £45K per annum plus 7% employer pension and 28 days holiday.
Closing date
6 Jul 2022
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POSITION: HR and Governance Manager

EMPLOYER: RenewableUK Association Limited (known as RenewableUK)



REPORTS TO: Deputy Chief Executive


Be part of a growing family of world class, respected trade associations that are delivering, with their members, green solutions to achieve NetZero by 2050. You will have access to and build connections with our most senior business leaders, while ensuring we are functioning on all (renewably charged) cylinders, bringing the right, brilliant people in, sustaining those already with us, and making sure there are excellent systems to support us all and our businesses. Work alongside committed colleagues across collaborative, passionate and innovative teams on a mission to address the global climate challenge. We’re making a difference every day. We support and encourage applicants from people with diverse backgrounds.


A starting salary of £40k to £45k per annum plus 7% employer pension and 28 days holiday. It is anticipated that this will be a full-time role, employed by RenewableUK delivering work for both RenewableUK and Solar Energy UK (60:40). We operate flexible hybrid working with a minimum of three days a month in person so we can catch up, get creative and keep supporting each other. Further details of our wider incentives can be shared on invitation to interview.


This is a newly created position with responsibility for managing core governance policies and documents for our respective boards of non-executive directors, enabling us to stay ahead of best practice in the trade association sector. You will also take the lead on all matters relating to recruiting, developing, and retaining key personnel across the organisations to deliver high-performing teams and ensuring an effective hybrid working environment. Ensuring that all policies are up to date, reward mechanisms embedded, and appropriate systems and software are aligned.


1. Human Resources

a. Develop and implement appropriate HR and governance strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategies

b. Manage recruitment, appraisals, wellbeing support, pay structures and benefits, selection and exit interviews and oversee payroll

c. Be the organisational lead to improve knowledge sharing and break down silos to ensure effective matrix working on key projects and a one-team culture

d. Assess training and development needs at personal and team levels, linked to organisational KPIs with a view to nurturing high-performing teams

e. Report to senior leadership teams and provide decision support based on appropriate HR metrics

f. Ensure legal compliance in human resource management and wider organisational practices affecting both employees and members, such as data protection

2. Governance

a. Take the lead for governance compliance and support across the organisation, including General Rules, Codes of Conduct and Practice, and Terms of Reference.

b. Oversee and quality control the full cycle of Board and Committee meetings, including agenda, supporting papers, logistics and minute taking

c. Integrate actions flowing from Board and Committee meetings into association programme and planning, including advising on training and strategy away days

d. Support the elections and on-boarding of Board and Committee members and managing review processes


HR and Governance Manager Person Specification

CRITERIA REQUIRED FOR THE ROLE: REQUIREMENTS and SKILLS                                   Essential or Desirable

At least three years’ experience in human resources and a relevant qualification                                           Essential

Demonstrable experience with appropriate metrics and systems                                                                    Essential

Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels                                     Essential

Up to date knowledge of labour law and best practices                                                                                    Essential

Experience of developing business policies in a governance environment                                                      Essential

Excellent active listening and negotiation skills                                                                                                Essential

Proven ability to work with senior decision makers at board level                                                                    Desirable

Knowledge of trade associations or not for profit organisations will be an advantage                                      Desirable


Ability to manage and prioritise conflicting demands                                                                                        Essential

Ability to handle pressures of tight deadlines                                                                                                   Essential

People oriented and results driven                                                                                                                   Essential

Excellent communications skills both written and spoken                                                                                Essential       

A good eye for detail Essential Ability to work on own initiative and exercise sound judgement                     Essential

We support and encourage applicants from people with diverse backgrounds.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your covering letter and CV to by 23:59 Wednesday 6 July 2022. Interviews will take place in the first week of July

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