Vacancy: Director of Corporate Governance

The Director of Governance is an important role for Bernicia, and this is a rare opportunity to join the business at Director level.


Salary £79,534 and car allowance £5,859

Defined Benefit pension scheme (career average 1/80th) and 28 days annual leave, plus 8 statutory bank holidays

Ashington, Newcastle, Durham offices, with flexible / home working options

In the role, you would be the advisor to the CEO on all issues relating to corporate governance and you will support the development and regular review of the Corporate Strategy and Business plan.

You will be lead officer for the Bernicia’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and their Charitable Foundation and ultimately take on the responsibilities of the Company Secretary.

You will have a strong record of demonstrable achievement within Corporate Governance, gained at a senior level in an organisation of comparable size and complexity.  We will consider applications from suitably qualified people from all industry sectors.

Whatever your background you will need to be comfortable working within a community centric organisation.  You will be enthusiastic about the prospect of using your experience to help deliver the best outcomes for our customers and to give confidence to and influence a wide range of people both across and beyond the organisation.

Bernicia is a collegiate, challenging and progressive environment where leadership and teamwork combine to deliver exceptional results. This is an opportunity to influence the work of Bernicia. If you are interested in finding out more, please call for a confidential discussion.

For further information, and details on how to apply, please contact: Jim Allcroft – email: / mobile: 07388 642 631

How to apply

Applications should be made via email to by 16th December 2020 and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application outlining your interests in and vision for the role (no more than two pages of A4)
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of your current remuneration and contact details for three referees, one from your current employer (referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Equal Opportunities form (available above)

Covid-19:  With the continually developing situation we will endeavour to interview face to face where possible.

Diversity is valued at both Dixon Walter and Bernicia and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Following receipt of your application, you will receive an acknowledgment from Dixon Walter. Within this response, you will be required to provide consent under the new General Data Protection Regulation. If you fail to provide this consent your application will not be processed further.