Deputy Company Secretary/Head of Governance & Risk

Base & Green Travel Allowance to 85K, competitive bonus and benefits    

About Good Energy:

One of the biggest things we can all do to tackle climate change is switch to clean power. At Good Energy, we’ve been giving people that choice since 1999. We supply thousands of homes and businesses with 100% renewable electricity, sourced from local, independent generators. And, by working with our customers, generators and investors, we’re achieving our purpose of powering a cleaner, greener future together.   

We’re now beginning an exciting new chapter in our story, which will see us explore innovative ways to help more and more homes and businesses use clean, renewable power. To do this, we need talented people to join us. And that’s where you come in.  Join us and become part of a team whose day-to-day work contributes to building a more sustainable world for us all.

About the role

In this role you will lead and ensure effective corporate governance and risk management across Good Energy to support the Company Secretary, Executive Team and Board.  In order to do this, you’ll build and lead a highly engaged, focussed and specialist team.

You and your team will be responsible for governance and Secretariat, providing advice on current and emerging matters related to directors’ duties, corporate governance, capital markets and company law, ensuring Good Energy meets its obligations to our investors and the City.  You’ll ensure robust corporate governance and operate high-quality, proactive secretariat and corporate administration practices and procedures as well as maintaining company registers, records, filings and disclosures.

From a risk perspective, your team will support the Executive team and Audit and Risk Committee to evolve, embed and maintain an integrated enterprise risk management framework.   As a function, you’ll identify, evaluate and manage risks in line with our strategic direction and operational performance. As such, you’ll deliver targeted assurance an audit reviews working in partnership with colleagues across the business.

About You

You are passionate about Good Energy’s purpose and an experienced company secretary with strong stakeholder management and team leadership skills. 

Your ways of working align with our culture and values: you are straight–talking and open with others whilst also being a good listener and empathetic. You are determined and resilient in the face of challenges and adversity, comfortable with ambiguity and good at finding pragmatic or lateral solutions to problems.  You are fair and balanced in your approach and are highly inclusive – getting things done by engaging others, building great relationships, valuing differences.  

You may not have deep experience of the risk and audit elements of this role, but you have the capacity and appetite to learn quickly, are adept at leading specialist teams and you see this as an opportunity to further your own development.   

Below you will find our purpose statement and our 4 values, which we aim to bring to life in all our actions at Good Energy.

Our Purpose: ‘Powering the choice of cleaner greener future, together’ 


We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done


We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.


We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together


In fulfilling our purpose, we aim to balance fairly the needs of our people with those of our customers, our shareholders and our futureholders.

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Good Energy is based in Chippenham, Wiltshire. We’ve been here since the very beginning, and are busy planning a new state-of-the-art headquarters to call our future home. We’re just a two-minute walk away from the train station, with fast connections to Bristol, Swindon and the surrounding area.

So if you’d like to be part of this innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you. 

To apply please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to

The closing date for this role is Thursday 7th March 2019

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