Governance & Change Advisor

  • Job Reference: 220860
  • Date Posted: 25 January 2023
  • Recruiter: HS2
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Commercial & Procurement, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

As part of The Euston Partnership’s (TEP) Strategy & PMO team, this role is central to the delivery of trade off decisions through the Partnership and requires regular 
working with seniors across all Partner organisations. Reporting to the Strategy and PMO Director, this role will act as the coordinator of the key partnership boards and 
forums including the Euston Partnership Board, supporting the Executive team in considering change proposals and forward planning. As well as running the 
secretariat function across key TEP meetings and managing the programme’s change control process, this role will lead and maintain continuously improving Governance and Change Management responsibilities that will enable TEP to achieve timely approval of changes as well as strategic improvements of processes and 

About the Role

• Work closely with the Strategy & PMO Director, TEP MD, Partnership Board Chairman, HS2 and NR station Directors, and the DfT in forward planning of change proposals and how they will work through governance.

• Work with stakeholders across all partners to develop the forward look of potential changes, advising Panel/Board chairs on the drumbeat of change proposals and priority areas.

• Deliver and oversee the secretariat function across key TEP meetings including the Partnership Board

.• Design, development and implementation of Euston Partnership Governance and Change Control Process

• Manage TEP’s change control process, incl. integration managing integration across organisations including with HS2/NR/Lendlease.

• Advises Strategy & PMO Director on governance changes and advice to TEP on governance in general through engagement with senior stakeholders and forums (i.e. Euston Partnership Board, NR/HS2 Chairman).

• Ensures consistency in approach and adherence to governance deadlines.

• Accountable for the maintenance of template forms, guidance materials and proliferate best practice completed forms.

• Monitor processes and performance, in order to identify, recommend and implement strategic solutions for process improvement initiatives within Governance and Change management.

• Set up and manage the governance arrangements for the Enhanced Euston Partnership, escalating any risk/issues to TEP Board as required.

• Secretariat for: Strategy & PMO Director and across all major TEP governance boards / forums.

• Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

About You


• Leadership, programme management and direction skills, to ensure deliverables are provided within time, cost and quality criteria;

• Ability to identify governance process risks and issues and, with groups of stakeholders, to develop mitigation plans or solutions, in priority order to realise the most significant benefits;

• Ability to produce documents and reports and present to a variety of stakeholders, with

• Ability to coordinate groups of stakeholders to agree requirements;

• Ability to use project management techniques;

• Ability to work effectively across teams and lead improvements through matrixed relationships

• Report-writing skills;

• Data compilation and analysis skills;

• IT skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent; • Ability to access, analyse and maintain information from multiple IT databases and systems.


• A understanding of the design and construction processes (RIBA & PACE) as well as wider approvals processes such as planning approvals.

• An ability to talk confidently with technical experts with a broad knowledge of the schemes and key technical challenges.

• Knowledge of best practice Governance and Change processes

• Knowledge of managing and delivering within the constraints under which public sector

• Arm’s length bodies operate and a good understanding of the nature of central

• Government relationships with TEP.

• Degree level qualification in a relevant field

Type of Experience:

• Experience of working with very senior people and the ability to influence.

• Experience of operating within a project/programme environment;

• Experience of compiling and analysing data using Excel (or equivalent), GIS and database reporting tools;

• Experience of managing stakeholder relationships

• Experience of chairing and facilitating meetings, keeping everyone to the agenda, ensuring actions are recorded and followed up.

• Experience of prioritising issues to be escalated and influencing Senior Leaders to get requests approved

• Experience of writing and critiquing papers and reports.

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.
In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.
HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.