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Interims and Mentoring
Interim Governance Staffing

The BDA are now able to offer interim governance professionals to assist your organisation.

Perhaps you need some support for governance projects which have been on hold due to lack of staffing resources. We can help with back-filling whilst projects are undertaken or conversely if you don’t possess in-house governance skills, we can help support the project, bringing our knowledge, experience and often a fresh perspective. 

You might want to temporarily fill governance staffing vacancies whilst you consider your longer-term staffing strategy and take off the immediate pressure whilst you evaluate your needs and undertake the subsequent recruitment/appointment.

Our interim service enables you to bring in the right skills at the right time for as long (or as short!) as needed, giving you flexibility for your business. Our staff have a wealth of experience, able to hit the ground running and be up to speed very quickly so that you can see their impact almost immediately.

We can offer interim Company Secretary, Governance Manager and Governance Officer services.


Mandy Arnold, Senior Consultant, 

Mandy Qualified Chartered Secretary with 20 years’ experience of Registered Provider governance, 8 years as Company Secretary of a large housing group. I have experience as a Head of Service for headed up the team responsible for governance, legal services, business continuity management and data protection. 

Mandy has experience of:

  • Developing and reviewing governance frameworks (standing orders and financial regulations, terms of reference, delegation frameworks, policy and procedure frameworks and contract standing orders
  • Regulatory frameworks and requirements
  • Governance Reviews
  • Amalgamations and mergers
  • In Depth Assessments
  • Board recruitment, remuneration, induction and training and appraisal, succession planning and skills frameworks.
  • Board, Committee and General Meeting arrangements (calendar of meetings, work plan, creation and dispatch of agenda, collation of reports and preparation of minutes and decision monitoring)
  • Board recruitment, remuneration, induction and training and appraisal, succession planning and skills frameworks.
  • Probity policy development and awareness raising campaigns (Code of Conduct, Anti-Bribery, Anti-Fraud and Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering Policy, Modern Slavery and Confidential Reporting)
  • Resident Scrutiny Panels and tenant capacity building

If we can help you with our interim staffing service, please contact Alice Pearce, Director on enquiries@boardagency.org.uk or call on 0117 9631333.

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