Compliance Officer

Recruiter
EPIC HOUSING
Location
Newcastle
Salary
25115.00 - 30697.00 GBP Annual
Posted
18 May 2018
Closes
19 May 2018
Sector
Legal
Job Type
Executive
Contract Type
Permanent

Compliance Officer

Permanent contract

Salary Band GBP25,115 to GBP30,697 per annum

35 hours per week (Flexible Working Hours to suit child care and school hours will be considered)

About EPIC Ltd:

Empowering People Inspiring Communities provides people with decent homes at below market rents. We are in the middle of a rapid expansion, adding to our stock of 1,125 homes through acquiring homes in Stoke and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Our plans are ambitious and we want to recruit talented people who are ready to learn and want to help people find solutions to their housing problems.

As a registered charity we are driven by our values around fairness, respect, understanding, integrity and teamwork. We are committed to the highest standards of customer service and ensuring that our homes are warm, well maintained and of high quality. As well as adding to our stock, we are totally modernising our methods of working and are currently implementing a state of the art ICT suite. We aim to take the drudge out of services to enable us to give the personal touch when needed.

Our way of doing things has made us a success; and our secure financial platform is helping us to become one of the fastest growing housing associations in the area. If appointed, you will be joining a group of talented, enthusiastic staff who are continually learning and developing personally and professionally. We are totally committed to staff development and this includes academic and vocational training and education.

We plan to acquire over 200 properties in the next four years and commence a programme of new build homes too. We want to help our tenants into owner-occupation, wherever possible, and are trailblazing the new Rent To Buy scheme in the area.

About the role:

Working closely with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team and Board of Directors, the Compliance Officer will be responsible for ensuring EPIC meets its legal, regulatory and legislative responsibilities particularly within the areas of Health and Safety and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) including ensuring all staff and Board Members are adequately trained to fulfil their duties.

You will be the Data Protection Officer for EPIC, a role which holds specific responsibilities under the GDPR including reporting directly to the Board on compliance. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining our Health and Safety Management System, including ensuring our fire safety responsibilities are met both for the office and all of our properties.

The Compliance Officer will be responsible for ensuring all Board, Committee and Management Meetings are organised appropriately and run smoothly including attending and taking accurate minutes. In addition, you will ensure that all meetings are carried out in line with our Memorandum and Articles, Standing Orders and the NHF Code of Governance. Working closely with the Company Secretary and Chairperson you will ensure we have appropriate governance arrangements in place and that we submit the relevant updates to Companies House and the Charities Commission.

Who we're looking for:

Systematic, meticulous and thorough in your approach, you will have excellent project management and planning skills and the energy and ambition to support the delivery of key corporate projects. You will be confident in your approach to role, and be knowledgeable in the areas of Health and Safety and GDPR. You will hold a relevant professional qualification and be willing to pursue further study to develop within the role.

The ideal candidates will be proactive and demonstrate a willingness and drive to work at the highest level. An understanding of social housing would be beneficial, but is not essential. Candidates will have experience of working in a busy environment balancing conflicting priorities. You will be able to undertake investigations into irregularities or non compliance areas, putting your findings into a written report to the Management Team and Board with clear recommendations for improvements. You will deliver training sessions to our staff and board; and so will have excellent presentation skills.

Candidates will be expected to be flexible in their approach to work, as you will be expected to attend Board and Committee meetings, usually held outside normal office hours. Minute taking experience advantageous but not essential.

Candidates will be proficient with all MS Office packages and have the ability to learn and operate bespoke packages such as our Health and Safety Management Software.

A driving licence and use of your own vehicle is advantageous for site visits.

What you will get in return:

We have just completed an in-depth review of our employment offer and have made some exciting changes to our reward package. Our package currently includes:

  • Competitive salaries which will reflect your skills, abilities and experience.
  • 28 days annual leave per year, with the ability to purchase an additional 10 days per year.
  • Very generous flexible working arrangements including a Flexi time policy which enables our staff to strike a positive work life balance.
  • Pension scheme and enhanced sick pay policy.
  • Access to professional and personal development both in-house and via external routes.

How to Apply:

Please forward your CV along with a Supporting Statement detailing your experience to date, career aspirations and how you could make a positive contribution to our organisation. These should be emailed to Lisa Dulson, Executive Assistant by clicking on the apply button. You may also contact Lisa for an informal conversation regarding the roles or for more guidance about the Supporting Statement.

Closing date: Friday 18 th May 2018

Initial Interviews: Week Commencing 21 st May 2018

Assessment Centre and formal interviews: Week Commencing 29 th May 2018