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Compliance Officer (South)

Golden Lane Housing
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Salary Details:
£34,472 per annum + benefits
Advertising End Date:
28 Aug 2019
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About Mencap
Golden Lane Housing works with people with a learning disability to provide supported housing around which they can build their lives. We were established as an independent registered charity by Mencap in 1998 to help tackle the immense challenges that people with a learning disability face in finding a home.
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(Do you want to work for a Sunday Times top 100 company? Do you have a hunger to see something through from start to finish? Are you passionate about building and maintaining positive relationships? An expert at all things building, property and maintenance? We have a role for you! 

It is an exciting time to join Golden Lane Housing as we continue to build relationships and deliver an excellent service to our internal and external customers. We are looking for a Compliance Officer to cover the South region covering Milton Keynes, Oxford and Reading . This will be a home based role with travel between sites.

You will be responsible for the service contracts for compliance of Repairs and Maintenance. This includes gas, electric, fire, asbestos, as well as ensuring all servicing and legal requirements are adhered to. You will also support our growth targets by providing support and specialist knowledge to acquire and develop new services.

You will work closely with the Maintenance and Compliance Manager, the other Compliance Officer and internal stakeholders to ensure that all GLH properties are maintained to a high standard. It is important that you split your time working in the office and out in the field inspecting properties and providing a technical maintenance resource. You will manage your own Compliance Assistant who will support you with admin, diary management, system updates and customer calls.

We need someone who can hit the ground running and has strong experience of working in a similar environment. This role is extremely varied so requires an individual that can multi-task, prioritise, take direction and work on their own initiative.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • Ability to prepare and interpret numerical data and explain to others
  • Building surveying and inspection/Technical building and maintenance/Construction/ Contract procurement and competitive tender
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Recognised professional qualifications
  • Ability to write clear, concise letters and reports

Don’t have a background in charity or Learning Disability? No problem, if you want to learn then we can help! Although the right skills and experience is important to us, so are values. It is essential that you display our 5 values - Positive, Challenging, Caring, Inclusive and Trustworthy. 

Feel like you would be the best Compliance Officer? Apply using your up-to-date CV and a covering letter.

*It is essential that you have your own vehicle and have a full UK Driving License (mileage is paid, Car Allowance with be available is threshold is met/reviewed on mileage calc in first 3 Months ts & cs apply ).


We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you.

  • 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) increasing to 27 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*
  • Amazing Induction from day 1
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Service related sick pay when 6-month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions upto 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service life cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program

*T&C's apply based on contract