Risk Assurance & Compliance Manager – Housing

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Risk Assurance & Compliance Manager – Housing
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interim Position

Cambridge 5245013

Posted: 12th February 2024 09:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £25.34 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month

  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,

    CB4 0GU

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Interim Risk Assurance & Compliance Manager – Housing

Job Ref: Cambridge 5245013

Pay Rate: Up to £25.34 per hour PAYE depending on experience 

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm 

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 1 month

City: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Urgent Replacement - immediate start needed

The purpose of the role is to acting as the department’s risk assurance, compliance and strategic quality control lead.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be personally responsible for and direct the work of the Risk and Compliance Team and have responsibility for risk and compliance related E&F budgets.
  • Ensure all material risks are fully identified, assessed and documented.
  • Lead in the design, implementation, development and oversight of a robust Departmental Risk and Compliance Operating and Policy Framework.
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate (as appropriate) activities across E&F (both delivered internally and through external contractors) to ensure that Framework is fully adhered to and effective.
  • Monitor and report on all aspects of Risk Assurance and Compliance (within service).
  • Maintaining robust records to provide a clear and transparent account of performance.
  • Ensure all Risk Assurance and Compliance associated accidents and incidents are fully investigated, appropriately reported and that appropriate effective and timely corrective action is taken in response.
  • Lead on risk assurance and compliance training strategy.
  • Initiate and then lead strategic and continual improvement risk assurance and compliance projects.
  • Ensure that all works comply with Health & Safety at Work Act and associated compliance legislation, CDM, Cambridge City Council’s Health & Safety Policy and Procedures, to ensure safe systems of works are in place to achieve Compliance inspections works without endangering residents, visitors and staff.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:



  1. Professional risk and compliance related qualification, ideally NEBOSH Certification.
  2. Degree level education.
  3. GSCE (or equivalent) English and Mathematics.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Several years’ experience of working in a compliance-based environment including the auditing of business processes and compliance-based activities.
  3. Demonstrable experience in risk management (identifying and managing risks/emerging risks).
  4. Experienced contractor management.
  5. Clear staff management and development.
  6. Experience of managing compliance in more than one of asbestos, fire safety, legionella related projects and compliance standards, within the Housing sector.
  7. Working knowledge and understanding of property asset management and maintenance together with related compliance requirements.
  8. Expert knowledge of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, Asbestos Management HSG 264, P405, P402, ACOP L8 and LOLER and a good understanding of M&E industry regulation.
  9. Being an expert in at least one compliance area, preferably fire risk or asbestos management.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Excellent influencing, negotiating, communicating, organisation and analytical skills.
  2. Resilience, an inquisitive nature and a pragmatic approach to risk management.
  3. A natural leader with ability to prioritise workloads and manage multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines.
  4. Ability to extract key compliance information from legal contracts and other agreements.
  5. Ability to think laterally and develop, secure buy-in to and implement practicable solutions.
  6. Ability to travel from site to site around the city.
  7. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Cambridge 5245013
Risk Assurance & Compliance Manager – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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