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Head of Governance, Risk and Assurance

Head of Governance, Risk and Assurance

Local Space
Posted by
Local Space
Working Hours
May 20, 2022
Closing Date / Time
June 28, 2022
6:00 pm
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Summary of Role

Local Space is a dynamic and unique registered provider of social housing. We work differently from other providers – our focus being on partnerships with local authorities to provide an alternative cost-effective temporary accommodation solution to nightly lets, bed and breakfast accommodation or private sector renting.

Our ambitions are transformational in line with the increasing challenges being faced by our tenants and communities. We are determined to make a positive difference to their lives. This is why it is so important for the underlying business to have an effective governance, risk and assurance framework led by an excellent Head of Governance, Risk and Assurance.

Reporting to our CEO, you will be responsible for ensuring a best-in-class governance function that is fit for purpose, gives value for money and aligned with the needs of our business. Principal custodian of the Governance, Risk Management and Assurance Frameworks, you will also become Local Space’s Company Secretary assisting the Board to ensure that decisions are taken in accordance with modern standards of good governance. You will also be the data protection lead for the organisation.

Sound knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in which charities and housing associations operate is essential. You will also have strong influencing, communication and collaborative leadership skills enabling colleagues to recognise the importance and critical link between good governance and achieving business goals.

This is an opportunity to join an organisation determined to make a difference – and one which views the role of Head of Governance, Risk and Assurance as an important part of the journey. We have a dedicated employee base and an inclusive leadership approach which will involve you as a leader in our biggest decisions as an organisation.

Educational Achievements, Qualifications, Training
  • Qualified  or part qualified Company Secretary or demonstrable experience in a regulated  sector.
  • Strong,  up-to-date, professional knowledge of legal and policy frameworks in which  Housing Associations operate.
Experience and Knowledge
  • Led on risk and assurance in a regulated sector,  ideally a Housing Provider of at least similar size and complexity.
  • Experience of researching, developing and  implementing effective policies & practices on governance, assurance,  risk and data protection.
  • Substantial experience of ensuring compliance with  all relevant legislation, appropriate codes of practice and regulations and  operating codes of practice.
  • Personal influence: working effectively with  boards, committees, partners and stakeholder groups.
  • Proven management experience with skills to build  a high performing team, demonstrating credibility, strong influencing and  communication skills, personal drive and ambition to make a difference.
  • Experience of leading substantial and successful  business transformation and change management.
  • Proven management experience of the data  protection legislation.
  • Proven management experience of assets and  liabilities register requirements.
Job Related Aptitude and Skills
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.
  • Recognises and embraces diversity and values.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.
  • Any understanding and commitment to equal opportunities.
Additional Requirements
  • Any  understanding of health and safety in  the workplace.
  • Any understanding of data  protection confidentiality.

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