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Head of Governance and Risk

Bedford, Bedford, United Kingdom, £72,000 , Permanent

Posted: 4 days ago


Head of Governance and Risk

Bedford (Flexible Working)

Full Time (37 hours per week)


From £72,000 + car allowance

bpha are a forward-thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.

We work right across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and own or manage over 19,000 homes. As one of the top 25 Housing Association developers in the country, we remain committed to delivering high-quality affordable housing to those who need it the most.

Our Residents, shared owners and leaseholders are at the core of everything we do at bpha. With every employee playing an important part in ensuring we continue to provide them with excellent customer service and maintaining our role as a responsible landlord.

Due to a restructure of our Executive team we are seeking an experienced senior manager to take the lead as Head of Governance and Risk. The purpose of this leadership role is to oversee governance and manage risk throughout the group.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading and managing a team

  • Promoting a culture and understanding of good governance across the Group

  • Ensuring that bpha's provides a complaint services to its customers which is fair, effective, consistent and efficient

  • Ensuring that risks to delivery of the Group's strategy and operational plans are identified and embedded within operational planning decision making

  • Ensuring appropriate legal advice is available to the organisation

  • Providing advice and support to Board and Committee members to help them in the delivery of their duties

We'd love to meet someone with:

  • Ability to champion and promote ideas of risk management and governance that contributed to the aims of bpha and meet our business needs

  • Ability to translate theoretical areas of governance and risk into practical and operational solutions

  • Ability to lead and manage a team

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience of providing a high-quality company secretarial service to Board and Committee members

  • Experience of working at senior level

  • Experience of managing a team

  • Relevant Professional Qualification in law, risk or as a Company Secretary

Amongst what we offer you is:

  • From £72,000 + car allowance

  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays!

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Private health care

  • Opportunities for development and professional training

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Retail discount scheme

Successful candidates will need to complete a basic DBS application.

Closing date: 20th June

Interview date: 24th or 25th June

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

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Bedford, Bedford, United Kingdom