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Head of Risk Assurance - HP10 0DF



Job Type



Property & Construction


HP10 0DF

The Vacancy

About the role: 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. Although an established role, you will have the opportunity to shape how you work and what you deliver, bringing your own style and expertise to the fore. You will be responsible for Paradigm’s Risk Assurance function: delivering risk management, insurance and managing the internal audit programme. The role is supported by a Risk Assurance Officer and reports to the Director of Legal & Assurance, with key 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.

You will work with the 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: We are looking for someone with great analytical and organisational skills who is a confident and competent presenter. A person who can survey the landscape and identify the opportunities and risks. Working with senior management via a mixture of office, remote and homeworking, you will be a confident communicator and a perceptive listener; able to translate the complex into concise and accurate output. With senior audiences to ‘bring to life’ what the implications might be for our business and recommend and implement appropriate actions for improvements and risk mitigation. The successful candidate will likely have experience in either risk management, internal audit and/or insurance. Your experience may have been gained within housing or another regulated sector, but this is not essential. Our ideal candidate will possess the right mix of experience and qualifications - such as a recognised risk management qualification or other professional qualification (eg Solicitor, Accountant, Company Secretary, Internal Auditor) with significant post qualification experience in risk management, or equivalent job-related knowledge and experience.

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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