Company Secretary, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS FT

Founded in 1804, Moorfields Eye Hospital is a world-class centre of excellence for eye health services, ophthalmic research and education. We are true pioneers in the fight to cure blindness. Every year we treat more than 750,000 patients at City Road in central London and at 30 satellites, and, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we lead one of the most impactful ophthalmic research programmes in the world. We train many of the leading eye care clinicians in the UK and internationally, and have a global reputation for quality and professionalism in ophthalmic care. In addition, Moorfields operates two commercial businesses whose profits support our NHS work: Moorfields Private and Moorfields UAE. The Moorfields Way is to be caring, organised, excellent and inclusive, and we expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.

Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic company secretary to provide a range of effective administrative support services to the Chair, the Board of Directors, Governors and to the CEO and Executive team.

The role of Trust Secretary is a pivotal one within the Trust. The post holder acts as an advisor to the Chair, Chief Executive, Board, Council of Governors, Divisions and the organisation as a whole on all aspects of governance ensuring the Trust benefits from high quality, progressive governance practices.

Main duties of the job

Your role is to ensure that the business of the Trust Board is conducted smoothly and efficiently and to be the adviser to the Board on procedural matters, securing the Trusts compliance with all statutory and legal requirements.

You will be the first point of contact for Governors, Non-executive Directors and Executive Directors, ensuring compliance with financial and legal requirements, championing high standards of governance and promoting best practice.

You will build strong relationships across the Board and work within a culture of high performance. You will be trusted partner to the Chair of the Trust Board and CEO, providing expert, consistent advice and guidance on all governance and compliance matters. This will be enabled by an understanding of the vision and ethos of the Trust and the Council of Governors.

You will have substantial experience providing secretarial and administrative support at Board/Senior Management/ Governing Body level and hold a relevant qualification or working towards one (Chartered Secretary or Chartered Governance Professional) You will have substantial knowledge of governance procedures and legislation.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups, including disabled people and members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to improve the diversity of experience within our senior leadership team.

For an informal and confidential conversation about this role or to request the candidate information pack, please contact Brendan Davies at our executive search partner, Hunter Healthcare, at or on 07585 356985.

Please click here for the information pack.


Date Event
7 March 2023 Interview