Governance Officer

The role is office based at Oakfield House, 93 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 6AY. The working pattern is Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00pm

Job Type

Full-time, Permanent

Salary

Up to £30,000 per annum
(Dependent upon Experience and Qualifications)

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join our Team on a full time or part time, permanent basis.  To support our growth strategy; Halo are recruiting for a Governance Officer.

The role of Governance Officer is a fairly new role in Halo and is pivotal in making sure Halo operates efficiently and effectively. Whether it is supporting the Board, working with Board members, or helping the Managing Director and Head of Operations, you will play a vitally important role. We recognise that governance is as much about working with people as it is about following rules and procedures.

Our role is flexible and will work for someone who wants to work part-time or full-time. The full-time role will be a hybrid position and will work closely alongside the Head of Operations to ensure the smooth running of the business.

About the Role – Attributes and Skills

We are looking for a Governance Officer who will take a proactive approach in maintaining our compliance with the Regulator of Social Housing Standards. Assuring compliance is vital to our standing with all our stakeholders and its importance cannot be overstated. You will work closely with the Head of Operations and our Governance Consultant to ensure compliance with the regulatory standards and the National Housing Federation’s Codes of Governance and Conduct. You will be able to use your initiative, prioritising tasks and deadlines but also working flexibly to meet the needs of the business. Your written and communication skills will be of a high standard and your relationship skills will be vitally important to working collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues.

We want people to join us who are pro-active, have a willingness to learn; continuously striving to improve processes.

The key responsibilities are:

We are looking for a Governance Officer who will take a proactive approach in maintaining our compliance with the Regulator of Social Housing Standards. Assuring compliance is vital to our standing with all our stakeholders and its importance cannot be overstated. You will work closely with the Head of Operations and our Governance Consultant to ensure compliance with the regulatory standards and the National Housing Federation’s Codes of Governance and Conduct. You will be able to use your initiative, prioritising tasks and deadlines but also working flexibly to meet the needs of the business. Your written and communication skills will be of a high standard and your relationship skills will be vitally important to working collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues.

Desirable Requirements

  • Previous Social Housing Experience
  • Previous Governance/Regulatory experience

Qualifications

  • Educated to Degree Level

Qualities/ Essential Requirements

  • manage governance related projects
  • engage with people from a wide range of roles, both inside and outside Halo
  • be influential in helping others pursue good governance practices
  • prepare data for regulatory submissions
  • assist with internal compliance audits
  • support Halo’s internal controls structure
  • work collaboratively to populate the in-depth risk register and assist in preparing risk reports for Board
  • maintain the conflicts of interest register
  • assist in preparation of governance reports for Board and Committees
  • arrange and service Board and Committee meetings according to schedule
  • draft and circulate Board and Committee minutes to deadline

The Right Fit

  • a highly motivated, self-starter who is performance driven
  • assesses complex situations and information and makes decisions quickly and effectively
  • driven to deliver excellent service to colleagues and customers
  • able to communicate at all levels and build effective working relationships
  • demonstrate good written communication skills
  • driven by deadlines and focused on meeting them
  • competent in a range of research skills
  • demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach and seeks responsibilities
  • good working knowledge of the main Microsoft Office products
  • is organised with strong administration skills which translate ideas and thoughts into successful task and project delivery
  • holds a full U.K. driving licence and has a vehicle to use for work purposes

Application Process

If you are interested in joining the Halo family, we would like to hear from you.  Please provide a CV (no more than 3 pages) along with an accompanying letter that sets out why you are the best fit for our role (no more than 2 pages).  Please email to recruitment@halohousing.co.uk

About Halo

Halo Housing is a young and growing organisation. Formed in 2011 we specialise in supported living schemes and we have ambitions to grow. Based in Blackburn we operate in 40 different local authority areas. Halo has full registration as a Registered Provider of Social Housing, and we are regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing. We provide a person-centred approach in delivering tailored services for our customers including intensive housing management, maintenance, and repairs.

The role of Supported Living officer will play a key role in making sure Halo operates efficiently and effectively. Whether it is supporting the Tenant or the Housing Services Co-ordinator, you will play a vitally important role.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will experience real meaning and purpose in your work. There will be lots of opportunities for you to develop as a person and we will support you to be the best you can be, enabling you to make decisions and drive forward a high-quality service.

Our Values

  • Driven to provide a person-centred approach.
  • We are innovative thinkers.
  • Advocates of collaborative working.
  • Totally transparent in our choices and service delivery