Head of Governance and Assurance (Company Secretary)

Recruiter
CHP
Location
Springfield, Chelmsford
Salary
£70,000 pa plus excellent benefits
Posted
10 Sep 2019
Closes
07 Oct 2019
Seniority
Head of services
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Head of Governance and Assurance (Company Secretary)

CHP are an award winning, people focused organisation based in Chelmsford, Essex, and we are hiring! We have been providing more homes for people unable to rent or buy privately since March 2002 and we aim to build a home a day - 365 new homes per year.

There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join CHP as we are currently experiencing three times the growth of the industry average. Whilst our customers are at the heart of everything we do, we also aim to make sure our people are happy and healthy, so they can provide the best services. We facilitate collaborative working and host a range of learning activities to develop our people, support their career aspirations and professional qualifications as well as encouraging team building.

As part of our continued growth we are looking to appoint a Head of Governance and Assurance to fulfil the role of Group Company Secretary.  This role will provide leadership in all governance activities including Boards and Committees, statutory and regulatory compliance, investor relations, maintaining the company's corporate responsibility profile, lead on risk management in accordance with best practice and oversee internal audit arrangements, to ensure that CHP and its subsidiary companies achieve the highest standards of good governance.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Governance, with dotted line responsibility to the Chief Executive / Chair of CHP Board, in summary your responsibilities will be:

  • Support the Board and EMT in the day-to-day administration of the company;
  • Responsible for corporate record keeping, completion and return of statutory filings, updating of statutory registers and minute books of the company and all subsidiaries;
  • Ensure that the company complies with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements, in particular:
  • to keep under close review all legislative, regulatory and corporate governance developments that might affect the company’s operations, ensuring that the Boards are fully briefed on these and that it has regard to them when taking decisions; and
  • to ensure compliance with the continuing legislative and regulatory rules, ensuring timely publication and dissemination of Report and Accounts and other periodic reporting;
  • Ensure that Board meetings are regularly convened and that a formal schedule of matters specifically reserved for decision by the Board is maintained;
  • Ensure the smooth running of the Board’s and Board Committees’ activities by consulting with the Chairs, CEO, and EMT to plan and design agendas and electronic papers, preparing and presenting papers to the Boards and Board Committees, minuting meetings, advising on Board procedures and helping to ensure that the Board follows them;

Qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills

  • Relevant professional qualification, eg. ICSA, law, accountancy, audit, business management
  • Financial experience;
  • An understanding of the areas for which the role is responsible for, in particular, in relation to the regulatory environment set by the Regulator of Social Housing and the legal requirements associated with being a Community & Benefit Society;
  • Experience of working in a senior administrative or company secretarial capacity with exposure to board level interaction;

Salary & Benefits

Salary £70,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits

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