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Head of Governance & Compliance

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary: £75,000-£80,000 per annum
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Are you a part (or fully) qualified company secretary or solicitor? Looking for a broad and varied role? If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

About us

Hastoe owns and manages more than 7,500 homes across the south of England from Devon to Norfolk. We are a social housing landlord and England’s leading rural housing specialist. We deliver small housing developments in partnership with local communities although for historic reasons, we also own some housing in urban areas.

We are passionate about providing a first-class service for our customers. If you are enthusiastic, customer-focused, and passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, then we want to hear from you.

About the role

As Head of Governance & Compliance, you will have oversight of governance, regulatory and legal compliance, data protection, insurance and risk management. You will also attend and be responsible for the administration of meetings of our Executive Team, Committees and Board.

This is a great opportunity to work for a purpose driven organisation, in a role where no two days are the same.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role
  • A working knowledge of data protection legislation and good practice.
  • Excellent stakeholder management at all levels.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • A methodical approach with exceptional attention to detail
  • A passion for assuming responsibility and leading others.

Benefits provided

Annual Leave: starting at 26 days excluding UK Public/ Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time), plus1.5 days complimentary leave along with the option to purchase additional leave.

Enhanced Pension: Hastoe's employer contributions start at 5% and are based on a matching of your own contribution level, plus 2%, up to a maximum of 8% employer contribution.

Other benefits include:

  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • Annual leave increasing with length of service up to a maximum of 28 days (pro rata for part time employees).
  • Discounts for local shops, restaurants and gym membership.
  • Cycle and Car Leasing Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – confidential phone and online support and resources service with 24/7 access.
  • Health Cash Plan (a type of health insurance).
  • A supportive working environment with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

How to apply

We will be conducting interviews as the recruitment progresses and may close the vacancy early.

This post is subject to background checks.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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