Head of Compliance & Improvement

Edinburgh, UK
Closing date
6 Oct 2020

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Head of Compliance and Improvement

Based in Edinburgh - travel required throughout Scotland

Salary - £50,360 + £4,056 car allowance

ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting directly to the CEO your role is responsible for developing and implementing the Governance and Compliance Framework which will ensure that Ark complies with all aspects of it's regulatory and legal responsibilities; and you will also have responsibility for implementing key organisational improvement initiatives as delegated by the Chief Executive and the Executive Team.

There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark complies with the requirements of the Information Commissioner, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman in relation to complaints, and the Scottish Housing Regulator and OSCR.

You will have a lead role in setting the ARK culture, that aligns to our values and aims, integral to which is to operate to the highest ethical standards and in doing so set the example of how all Ark employees should behave.

This is a revised role following a major piece of work where Ark have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to review and determine what resources you require to deliver your plans and work within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.

The aim of the revised business plans is to:

· Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care

· Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers

· Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business

· Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business

We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in a Housing and or Care related role with excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in good governance, compliance and risk management then we would like to hear from you.

If you believe you meet these requirements and are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity with a long standing, successful organisation, to apply please visit ...

Please send your application to by Monday 28th September.

Please note we are aiming to hold interviews on Monday 5th October 2020.
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