Head of Governance and Company Secretary

The deadline for this vacancy has passed.

Deadline: 29/03/21

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Interview date: 22/04/21
  • Salary: £66,000 per annum

Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12

Deliver best practice and best value for the best social housing provider in the South West.

Teign Housing is a successful social landlord employing over 90 ambitious, committed people, responsible for managing more than 3,600 homes across South Devon. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will be crucial to our continued success as you oversee governance, corporate services, risk and assurance, insurance, office management, business intelligence, communication and legal issues for Teign Housing and our subsidiary company Templer HomeBuild.

About the Head of Governance and Company Secretary role

Championing excellence in governance and economic regulation, you will embed best practice across the organisation and support the Senior Management Team in implementing our business strategy. As our Company Secretary, you will advise the Board on regulatory compliance, review evolving legislation and codes of conduct, and liaise closely with our legal advisers on governance issues, whilst proactively identifying and mitigating risk. At the same time, you will deliver comprehensive business information, assist residents who wish to exercise their right to buy their homes and play a central part in evolving our Environmental, Social and Governance policies – so every day will bring new and stimulating challenges.

About you

Highly experienced in governance roles, ideally within social housing environments, you will be adept at drafting board reports and managing significant budgets, ensuring best value and preparing risk and assurance frameworks. Needless to say, you will bring comprehensive understanding of housing association and charity regulations and a formal qualification as a Company Secretary (or willingness to work towards this status) and you be skilled at providing creative solutions to complex problems. Finally, familiarity with shared ownership tenancies would be very useful, as would some knowledge of PR, marketing and data analytics, though this is by no means essential.


As an investor in People Platinum organisation you will be joining a company that creates a supportive high-performance culture. We offer an excellent benefits package with a contributory pension scheme, 25 days’ leave per year plus bank holidays, free parking and an agile, modern working environment.

To take on this exciting challenge, please visit our website to complete our online application form.

Job Description: Head of Governance and Company Secretary JD (FEB 2021)

Person Specification: Head of Governance PS (FEB 2021)

Teign Housing is committed to its policy on equality and diversity and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Registered charity no. 1112196.