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Director of Governance Risk and Assurance - Hybrid Working

Manchester, Salford
Up to £75,000
Closing date
16 Jan 2022

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Director of Governance Risk and Assurance - Hybrid Working

Salary: Up to £75,000

Location: Manchester, Salford 

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time


Closing Date: 16th January 2022 

Interviews: w/c 24th January 2022


Our Client has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic leader to join their award winning social housing organisation, where they truly place their customers at the heart of what they do.


They are looking for someone to head up their newly created Governance, Risk and Assurance directorate and provide a strategic lead across the organisation to make a real difference in the work they do together.  This is a key role and will play a major part in the delivery of their Corporate Plan and Data Strategy.


As a Director you will lead and be accountable for delivering results, in a responsible, innovative, inclusive and enthusiastic way. You will take the lead in ensuring that the whole organisation understands its responsibilities with regards to assurance and compliance. You will use your expertise to steer them in keeping the organisation compliant and maintaining their G1 status, whilst also supporting their growth and ambitions. You will work closely with their Board and sub Committees, including their Customer Committee, in defining and delivering priorities, policies and plans. In addition, you will uphold their values, maintain the integrity of their organisation, and act as a role model, by demonstrating, and setting the standards that shape their culture, and how they go about their business.


Reporting to the Executive Director of Resources you will be instrumental in the development of new thinking to support the Executive Management Team. You will be responsible for driving all transformation and change programmes within your area of responsibility to support the delivery of their Corporate Plan and provide the insight to improve organisational performance.


Your areas of responsibility are:

  • Governance and Regulation, including Data Governance       
  • Health and Safety – except for Building Safety legislation compliance 
  • Performance and Business Intelligence     
  • Procurement                 
  • Risk and Insurance                     
  • Undertake the role of Company Secretary


Who are they after?

  • A strategic professional with experience of working at a senior level with Boards, Committees and Executive teams ideally in a Social Housing environment. 
  • Understanding of the interdependencies and relationships of strategy, policy, governance, risk, and operations and to external stakeholders to maintain high levels of business assurance
  • Comprehensive experience and understanding of regulation, good governance, developing, and transforming governance frameworks.
  • Demonstrable experience of successful performance management to achieve Corporate Priorities in a customer focused service organisation.       
  • Dynamic, results-driven and focused – detailed and analytical
  • Excellent communication/stakeholder engagement/relationship building and influencing skills      
  • Proactive, confident decision maker with a hands-on, ‘can do’ attitude – able to hit the ground running and quickly add value    
  • Engaging, consultative and sensitive communication style, flexible and adaptable                     
  • Team player who will be hands-on
  • An extensive and successful background of consistent achievement at a senior level in at least two of the functions within this roles area of responsibility


Benefits they offer as a company

  • Annual Salary up to £75k
  • Up to 35 day’s holiday + bank holidays     
  • Flexible and hybrid working                     
  • Family friendly policies               
  • Generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme upto 9%     
  • Life Assurance worth 3 x annual salary
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work scheme     
  • Car lease scheme           
  • Be apart of the Workstars internal recognition programme 
  • Discounted gym membership       
  • Free car parking
  • An inclusive and positive colleague culture - Investors in People Gold accredited organisation.     
  • Development opportunities         
  • Sponsored study
  • Dress for your day – informal dress code   
  • Advocate of the Greater Manchester Employment Charter


They recognise that people are their greatest asset and they are committed to develop, support and motivate their workforce, this is evidence in achieving the prestigious Investors in People Gold Award and a shortlist in the UK Housing Awards for Campaign of the Year for their internal engagement campaign during the covid pandemic


Our Client is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. All employees will be recruited, trained and developed based on their ability and the requirements of the job. Please let them know if you have any concerns or need any assistance or adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process.



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