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Head of Governance & Compliance - HP10 0DF



Job Type



Financial Services


HP10 0DF

The Vacancy

About the role:  A key player, working with the Executive Team and Board, to deliver excellent corporate governance at a dynamic high performing organisation driven by its social purpose. Part of the Legal & Assurance team of 8 professionals (at full complement) covering legal, governance & compliance and risk assurance within the Strategy and Business Services directorate.  We work collaboratively with all areas of the business to advise and direct and to ensure that we retain and build upon our strong governance and regulatory reputation.

Reporting to the Director of Legal & Assurance, (for whom you will deputise when required) you will work with and develop our established and talented team, consisting of: Governance Manager, Governance Officer and Data Protection Manager. In addition, you will build and foster professional relationships with executive and non-executive senior management, therefore an in-depth knowledge of your subject matter and personal gravitas are key to this post.

The governance and company secretariat element of this role includes the art of smoothly choregraphing the agendas and outputs of our decision-making boards and committees. The role sits at the fulcrum of our governance framework ensuring that corporate decision-making and compliance are operating within the law, regulation, our constitution, policy and standing orders.

It takes a very special skillset to lead, co-ordinate and implement, plus the right level of professional assertiveness to ensure key decisions are challenged, agreed upon and accurately recorded.

Working with senior leaders and decision makers of a leading social housing provider; you’ll be part of the conversation into how to manage and best exploit the challenges and opportunities faced by our growing business. You will gain unparalleled insight into a successful social housing provider, equipping you with further opportunities to develop this important step in your career in a supportive and encouraging environment

Paradigm Housing Group employ around 520 people, own or manage circa 16,000 properties and have an annual turnover in excess of £150m with our ‘profits’ going back into our business rather than to shareholders. This a great opportunity to join a high performing and specialist team at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business, you can continue to grow and develop yourself, building an interesting and rewarding career with a growing business with a great social purpose.

About you

This would ideally suit an experienced Company Secretariat/Corporate Governance professional with experience of Compliance. You could be a Solicitor and/or ICSA (fully qualified). You will need to be meticulous in your approach, delivery focused and highly knowledgeable in Corporate Governance with experience within a highly regulated environment, ideally in the Housing sector or possibly within the NHS or Utilities industry. You will be passionate about making a difference and supporting with key business decisions.

About us

We are a Best Companies 1 STAR accredited organisation in recognition of our high employee engagement and offer a welcoming and friendly environment. We are clearly focussed on the delivery of our five-year corporate plan with ambitious and challenging objectives including improving our environment and sustainability targets to deliver quality homes to people who need them. We’re proud to offer great benefits and have a committed approach to employee wellbeing. We offer an attractive range of benefits such as Health Cash Plan, Bonus potential, a competitive Pension and 30 days holiday on starting in addition to 3 days closure at Christmas, paid Volunteer days, family friendly policies, car leasing scheme (subject to conditions), free parking and electric charging points at our modern office with newly created collaborative workspaces.

We support flexible ways of working and welcome applications from all sections of the communities we work in.

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