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Governance and Business Assurance Officer

Gloucester, Gloucestershire - Working from Home
30,789 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Government and compliance, Policy / Strategy
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Governance and Business Assurance Officer

Gloucester, Gloucestershire - Working from Home

£30,789 per annum

Permanent, Full time hours (37 hours per week)


Closing Date: 3rd December 2021

Interview Date: TBC


About Us

GCH is an ambitious and dynamic independent housing association with firm roots in the Gloucester community. An organisation enabling social housing for those most in need which aims to deliver affordable living whilst delivering quality and value for money services to our customers.  We are regulated by the Regulator for Social Housing (RSH).


About the Role

We are looking for a confident self-starter to join our busy Governance Team, who thrives working within a fast-paced environment, enjoys supporting stakeholders and organising a variety of different work. 


Due to retirement, we are looking for a new team member who can provide support across a range of work, supporting our Board, Leadership Team and employees to maintain our Governance G1 rating.


You will specifically support the administration of our Audit and Risk Committee liaising with members, preparing agendas and information and taking minutes for this and our subsidiary Board, Nerva Homes Ltd.  You will coordinate work such as our annual internal audits, business insurance renewal and claims and company complaints alongside supporting the Governance team with a wide range of business assurance work including Company Secretary administration.


No two days will be the same in this busy and rewarding job and you will be welcomed and fully supported to succeed by a professional and forward-thinking Governance team.  


Responsibilities will include;

  • Board and Committee meeting preparation, minute taking and liaison
  • Coordinating the delivery of our Internal Audit programme, including tracking progress, the delivery of outcomes and the development of terms of references
  • Coordinating the annual business insurance renewal and claims
  • Supporting the administration activities of the Company Secretary role
  • Working with the Customer Assurance Officer to coordinate and support ISO, data protection, company complaints, policy development and research and compliance reporting 



The role requires occasional evening work approx. once or twice per month. 


About You

The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with a range of stakeholders co-ordinating, planning and organising work and diaries to keep everyone on track and updated.  You will have clear communication and strong collaboration skills supportively negotiating on deadlines to get results.  Working with integrity you will be trusted with sensitive and/or confidential information.  


If you feel you meet the attributes, we really hope that you will send through an application! 


What is in it for you?

You will join a strong performing Governance Team that will offer an exciting mix of new and longer serving members with an opportunity to deliver some really interesting work.  We are a supportive and friendly team who work hard, but flexibly.  


We like to reward our employees for their commitment and we all benefit from some great perks including:

  • Competitive salary of £30,789pa
  • Flexible working including working from home
  • A brand new modern and dynamic city centre workspace for collaboration
  • Social Housing Pension Scheme with a contribution of 10% added by GCH
  • 29 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Cashback healthcare plan

  • Volunteering Days

  • A focus on your continuous professional development


At Gloucester City Homes we are proud of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are a flexible, agile employer with a culture based upon trust, empowerment and delivering positive outcomes. 

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