Compliance Manager

Epic Housing
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£32,000 pa
14 Nov 2018
14 Dec 2018
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Compliance Manager

Permanent contract

Salary £32k  

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

About EPIC:

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 1,150 homes through acquiring homes in Stoke, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands. 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 modernising our methods of working and are currently implementing a state of the art ICT suite.

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 Manager will be responsible for all matters relating to legal and regulatory compliance. This role will ensure the smooth running of our Board meetings, being responsible for human resources matters and handling all matters relating to GDPR compliance.

The Compliance Manager will ensure that EPIC complies with a range of legal and regulatory duties in all of its operations by developing effective monitoring and updating systems. The position also involves a significant role in human resources matters, ensuring that our staff are well trained, motivated and treated with dignity and respect. This element also involves ensuring that our health and safety systems are fully implemented and working effectively.

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 candidate will be proactive and work to the highest standards.  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 written reports 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.  You should be experienced in producing accurate records of meetings.

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.

EPIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all and expects employees to share this commitment. Background checks and a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) will form a part of the selection process.

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.
  • 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 Len Gibbs, Chief Executive at  You may also contact Len for an informal conversation regarding the roles or for more guidance about the Supporting Statement.

Closing date: Friday 14th December 2018

Assessment Centre and formal interviews: Week Commencing 7th January 2019

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