Head of Governance and Deputy Company Secretary

Aylesbury Permanent £69,254
  • Full time, great office culture
  • Not for Profit

About Our Client

Our client provides nearly 8,500 affordable homes across Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas and as a not-for-profit landlord, our income is invested back into our social purpose. We exist to support residents and neighbourhoods, maintain quality homes and build new ones, and ultimately create thriving communities where people want to live.

Around 20,000 residents are at the heart of everything our client does and they want them to lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives. Our clients services are shaped around their feedback and needs, to enable social inclusion, reduce poverty, maintain tenancies and protect those who are most vulnerable. That's why they actively work with residents, providing opportunities for them to scrutinise our services and have a say on the decisions we make, ensuring that their voices are always heard.

Job Description

Lead professional for risk management, value for money, continuous improvement, insurance, corporate projects, and internal controls within the
Group and key support to the Company Secretary for governance, regulation and compliance.

Take corporate oversight and responsibility in relation to the organisation's governance related activities. This includes the management and reporting
on risks, health & safety, compliance, regulatory requirements etc.

Assist in the development, maintenance and implementation of our Governance and compliance framework and supporting activities that meets
the requirements of the regulator and other statutory obligations.

Act as Deputy Company Secretary, working with the Company Secretary to deliver the cycle of board and committee meetings and support with record
keeping. Deputise for Company Secretary as required.

Work closely with board and committee members on areas of expertise as required including presenting reports within remit to them for scrutiny.

The Successful Applicant

Governance professional with significant relevant experience, demonstrating ability to competently assist with governance for a large organisation

A practical understanding of internal controls and experience of dealing with both internal and external Auditors

Substantial experience of managing a team of staff, including setting objectives and monitoring performance.

Proven ability to build relationships and work effectively with the wider team and with others across the organisation.

High degree of initiative and innovative thinking with the ability to identify areas for improvement and implement changes as appropriate

Good interpersonal skills, with a customer focused outlook, and able to communicate effectively with people at all levels, both throughout the organisation and with external contacts.

What's on Offer

  • 28 days holidays plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • Discretionary performance related payment
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Health Cash plan
  • Workplace Options Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discount scheme
Emma Bartlett
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+44 186 520 8478

Job summary

Not for Profit
Finance Manager
Not For Profit
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Consultant name
Emma Bartlett
Consultant phone
+44 186 520 8478
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