Director of Governance

Coventry Permanent
  • An opportunity to join one of the UKs largest housing associations
  • Orbit Group are looking for a Director of Governance

About Our Client

Orbit was established in 1967 by two people on a park bench contemplating how to tackle homelessness. The passion they felt about the inequality in the access, scale and quality of available housing was channelled into positive action, and Orbit was created.

The purpose today is every bit as important as it was when Orbit was founded. They now manage around 47,000 affordable homes in the Midlands, East and South-East of England, and build around 1,000 new affordable homes every year.

They are proud to be a socially driven, commercially focused organisation with a strong social purpose, reinvesting their surplus to improve the quality of their homes, services, communities and the provision of much more needed affordable housing.

Job Description

Reporting to the Group Director of Corporate Services you are responsible for the operational delivery of the work of your functional teams ensuring the business remains compliant with legal and regulatory requirements, as well as contributing more widely to the strategic direction of the organisation.

  • Ensuring the organisation is up to date with good practice and all changes and requirements in relation to Governance, Data Protection and Regulatory Standards.
  • Be the lead officer supporting the Group Director for regulatory reviews and engagement with the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).
  • Provide expert, up-to-date subject matter, and best practice advice across the key strands of governance, legal, regulatory and data protection
  • Manage the relationship with Board, Committee members and Company Directors including recruitment, development and succession.
  • Lead and develop the Governance, Legal Services and Data Protection teams
  • As a Leadership Team member, support the Executive and the organisation in enhancing performance and growing the culture of Orbit Group.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will have operated at a senior level within a governance role previously. Relationship building is crucial in this position, a key part will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders. You will have led a small team within a highly regulated environment before, exposure to the social housing sector is beneficial.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a newly established team, where you can make a real difference working with a strong Executive and Board.

What's on Offer

Competitive salary and benefits.The closing date is 20th June 2024.

Elizabeth Campion
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2173

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Consultant name
Elizabeth Campion
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+44 207 269 2173
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