Governance Volunteer

Governance Volunteer

Short term project
At a glance


  • Legal
  • Data protection / GDPR
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding


London, W1D 3QL
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-15 hours
One day a week for around 3 months

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To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

We are seeking a dedicated Governance Volunteer to oversee the development of our governance policies and procedures.

What will you be doing?

The Governance Volunteer will also manage organisational data effectively, and conduct compliance audits. The ideal candidate will have a background in governance, data management, or compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

Policy and Procedure Management

  • Develop, review, and update governance policies and procedures to ensure alignment with organisational goals and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor adherence to established policies and procedures across the organisation.

Data Management

  • Ensure data integrity, confidentiality, and compliance with data protection regulations.

Compliance Audits

  • Conduct regular compliance audits to assess adherence to regulatory requirements, internal policies, and best practices.
  • Prepare audit reports outlining findings, recommendations, and corrective actions.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Foster positive relationships with board members, volunteers, staff, and external stakeholders in governance and compliance.
  • Facilitate board orientation and ongoing training sessions for board members in governance and compliance.
  • Recommend training for UK and local team members where required.

Risk Management

  • Identify potential governance risks.


What are we looking for?

  • Previous experience in governance, data management, compliance, or a similar role.
  • Strong understanding of governance principles, regulatory compliance, and data management best practices.
  • Excellent analytical, organisational, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and data management software.

What difference will you make?

As a Governance Volunteer, you will directly contribute to Prospect Burma's credibility, sustainability, and accountability. This will enable the organisation to attract new opportunities, forge strategic partnerships and amplify our impact. The materials created will also form the basis of training and capacity building for our longstanding Myanmar outreach and delivery partners.

  • Education
  • International development
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    For 35 years, Prospect Burma has worked to widen access to international higher education for Myanmar’s youth, supporting pathways to international study and funding scholarships for those...