Director of Legal & Governance Services

Aspen People
West Yorkshire
Circa £80,000 plus an excellent benefit package
23 Jan 2019
18 Feb 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

The Incommunities Group is an ambitious and progressive organisation with a focus on delivering profit for a purpose. As one of the largest housing associations in the UK, with more than 21,600 properties, an annual turnover of almost £100 million and around 1000 staff, it’s clear to see that our vision of ‘Improving lives Incommunities’ is having a huge impact on providing great homes in great neighbourhoods and helping people build better lives for themselves. To continue towards achieving our strategic objectives, we are seeking to appoint a Director of Legal & Governance.

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Executive of Resources, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this post is responsible for ensuring the provision and delivery of high quality, effective legal and governance services. They will also fulfil the roles of Company Secretary and Data Protection Officer on behalf of the Group.

This is a senior management role with responsibility for a team of around 40 people in teams for Litigation, Tenancy Enforcement, Governance, Conveyancing & Home Sales, Policy & Performance, and CCTV. A new Procurement Team is being formed and the Director of Legal & Governance will build and lead this team.

The Director of Legal & Governance will provide a wide range of legal advice and support to the Board and Executive Management Team and act as an advocate and representative on behalf of the Group offering guidance on the preparation and presentation of proceedings of varying degrees of complexity.

The successful candidate will uphold the ethics and values of the organisation and demonstrate integrity, leadership and drive.  They will be a fully qualified solicitor or barrister with significant experience of working in a legal practice or legal department at a senior level, specialising in either housing and litigation, or company commercial and contract law matters. We are also looking for someone with extensive experience of Court and Tribunal procedures, including relevant experience of line management and supervision of staff.

Incommunities are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation with a long term plan to expand and grow. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to step up, develop their career or to make a difference to this successful, evolving and innovative organisation.

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