Head of Governance and Assurance
  • Employer: Lewisham Homes.
  • Reference: 4557
  • Published: Mon 07/06/2021, 3:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £65,000.00 to £70,000.00
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Lewisham

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Head of Governance and Assurance

The role

At Lewisham Homes, we believe in building on potential. As the Head of Governance and Assurance, you will work collaboratively with our Board and senior management. Enabling the organisation to do the right thing, in relation to Governance, Information management, Audit and Risk (operationally and strategically) and complaints could have a real impact on people’s lives. Lewisham Homes is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation focused on improving housing in the borough. As well as managing circa 19,000 homes on behalf of Lewisham Council, we aim to provide a better experience and more opportunities for residents, communities – and the dedicated people who join our growing team. As Head of Governance and Assurance, you will be responsible for leading on embedding a governance culture that ensures the delivery of key objectives through robust risk management and compliance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements via an appropriate governance framework. If successful the main duties of your role will be:
  • Strategic leadership of the Governance, Audit and Risk, Business Support and Information Governance functions ensuring robust frameworks for compliance, corporate standards and best practice.
  • Strengthen the underpinning governance framework where good governance enables the effective delivery of strategic objectives.
  • Maximise board effectiveness through training and development plans, effective appraisals, self evaluation mechanisms, team evaluation and ensuring the appropriate skills mix.
  • Work to deliver a robust governance framework which is successfully embedded in the organisation culture.
  • Work with the board, to ensure a fully embedded risk management strategy and business assurance framework is in place, which drives organisational and strategic decision making.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Board and Committee members
  • Develop strong relationships with corporate partners, external agencies and partner organisations.
  • Work to deliver a robust complaints function where customer service and learning from complaints is embedded in the organisation
  • Provide leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of governance and support activities including the development and implementation of key policies
  • Ensure the Chief Executive has appropriate business and administrative support
We expect everyone at Lewisham Homes to be eager to learn new skills and to help others. As a major local employer with over 500 staff, we are committed to providing opportunities for personal development, plus flexible and agile working to help us to continue to embrace wellbeing. We also offer benefits including: season ticket loan, 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, health & wellbeing benefits and membership of the local government pension scheme. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 25th July 2021.
This role is currently remote working due to Covid-19. Longer term it will be agile working with some days being office-based. Please note that all Board meetings take place in the evening, so flexibility in working hours will be required. For more information about Lewisham Homes and this opportunity, please visit our website.


Laurence House, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

Salary details and further information

£67,521 - £70,311

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