Cambridge, UK

Governance Officer

The Opportunity

Featurespace has experienced exponential growth over the last few years, and we are now on the lookout for a new member of our Business Process team., to be based in our Cambridge office.

As an Governance Officer, you will help Featurespace achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by developing and delivering internal policies, facilitating Change and Quality Management, promoting continuous improvement with adherence to ISO9001, and by reducing friction, re-work, and duplication of effort.

To be successful in this role, you must gain and understand knowledge of our goals and culture and be pivotal in the implementation of our control and compliance framework, whilst also maintaining the unique “Featurespace Feel”. You’ll be part of a small friendly and professional team who have a passion for making a difference, whilst also bringing enjoyment to the workplace.

Day to Day

A Governance Officer will be part of the overall Risk and Business Process team which is a collaborative and supportive team always willing to help others in the business to achieve success and overcome any blockers.

The team supports all areas of the business so flexibility and an ability to learn quickly is an essential quality of the role.

The team are looking for a person with a willingness to adapt to a variable role, to ensure that the teams’ responsibilities are met, this will include:

  • Completion of customer assurance bid documents and proposals
  • Ensuring all Featurespace processes, procedures are maintained and reviewed annually
  • Responsibility for the effective and timely updating of the Featurespace document index
  • Publishing processes on our internal SharePoint for use by all employees
  • Ownership of SharePoint administration
  • Support coach and advise individuals on internal management standards
  • Facilities management support
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About you

  • Strong experience analysing and documenting business processes
  • Good understanding of business development and strong commercial acumen
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure, think analytically and communicate effectively
  • Ability to adapt and stretch capabilities and skills to meet the business needs of a fast-growing technology firm
  • Ability to discover and establish business policies and procedures
  • Ability to make decisions fast and establish rules towards proper business management
  • Good working knowledge of management psychology and how it complements business growth

Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • Self-directed, strategic, people focused
  • Dedicated, organised, and detail-orientated
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Can do attitude
  • Innovative, lateral thinker
  • Creative
  • Excellent relationship builder


And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

As well as competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

Featurespace Job Application Privacy Notice

Featurespace Ltd., is committed to comply with the General Data Protection Legislation and any implementing legislation (the “Data Protection Legislation”) and will process your Personal Data in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and information security legislation. Any capitalised terms used in this Privacy Notice shall be given the same definition as in the Data Protection Legislation.

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 140 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GF, United Kingdom.

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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