Property & Construction
About the role: A key player working within the Governance Team, to provide 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 Head of Governance and Compliance, you will work within our established and talented team of four (including this role), consisting of a Governance Officer and Data Protection Manager. In addition, you will build and foster professional relationships with executive and non-executive senior management, and other stakeholders. Therefore, a proactive and positive approach to problem solving, and discretion/ maintaining confidentiality are key to this post. The role includes the smoothly running of committee and board activities and advising on and completing legal and regulatory requirements and procedures. You would also have the opportunity to lead on discrete governance projects.
Paradigm Housing Group employ around 520 people, own or manage circa 16,000 properties and have an annual turnover in excess of £116m 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.
This would ideally suit a Governance professional with working knowledge and experience within a highly regulated environment, such as the Housing sector or possibly within the NHS or Utilities industry. You do not specifically need to have current experience of working in social housing to apply. You could be part qualified with the Chartered Governance Institute (previously ICSA).
You will need to demonstrate good experience of organising and running Board/ Committee processes and minuting experience. Excellent organisational and communication skills are important in this role. You will be curious and interested in different aspects of the business and its operations, and passionate about delivering high quality governance support.
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, 25 days holiday on starting in addition to 3 days closure at Christmas, up to 3 paid volunteer days, 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.