Compliance Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,000 – £29,395 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: The Broomhouse Hub (hybrid option for 50% of hours)
  • Closing 21st July 2024


  • Advertised from 5th July 2024
  • 24 hours per week, flexible hours across 3-5 days. Permanent.
  • 32 days annual leave, increasing to 37 days in year two of employment, Pro Rata. This includes some set public holidays and two-week closure over Christmas and New Year.

Role

Do you want to work for an organisation that truly cares about its staff?

Would you like to use your skills to make a difference to the lives of hundreds of families every week?

If the answer is ‘yes’, Space is the place for you!

At Space we are all about a healthy and happy workplace, we think we’re doing a pretty decent job but we’re always on the lookout for new ways to learn and improve on what we offer.

We are a flexible organisation, we embrace hybrid working – a mix of connecting in person and remotely. So, if you need to walk the dog, go to the gym, or have commitments outside of work, we’re open to talking through flexible working options that work for you and us. After all if it’s good for you, we reckon it’s probably good for us too.

As a dynamic organisation no two days are the same, with a wealth of learning and development opportunities for our staff and volunteers.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer and proud to share our Carer Positive accreditation, as part of our commitment to the growing number of people in the workforce who need flexibility due to their caring role.

Space is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are.

About Space:

WE BELIEVE THAT CONNECTIONS BUILD COMMUNITIES

Space @ The Broomhouse Hub is a community anchor organisation supporting people and their families in South West Edinburgh, with some of our services stretching city wide.

Space delivers 22 projects, with around 70 staff and over 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others.

For more information about Space and all our projects can be found on our website – spacescot.org

The Role:

We are recruiting for a Compliance Officer to join our Central Services team, to strengthen the internal support structure that we provide for our staff, volunteers, members and stakeholders.

The Compliance Officer will ensure the organisation is aware of, and implements appropriate measure to comply with, all legislative requirements in order to meet its strategic and operational objectives.

They will promote a positive Health & Safety culture throughout the organisation to ensure a safe environment for staff, volunteers, service users and other who we engage with.

The right candidate for this role will be able to deliver on the serious nature of compliance matters with a positive and encouraging approach, imparting their knowledge in a way that is easy to digest.

Key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Maintain an organisation wide policy database, following a schedule of review and approval to ensure the organisation meets it’s legal, professional and best practice obligations
  • Ensuring staff have read and understood all policies relevant to their role, and communicate any policy changes to the team
  • Ensure the Risk Register is updated, following a schedule of review, supporting managers to identify and assess any risks within their areas of work
  • Implement and review any Risk Assessments relating to safety within the building and grounds, and support managers to implement and review Risk Assessments in their areas of work
  • Review incident/accident/near miss reports, carrying out investigations where required, communicating any concerns or procedural changes to the management team and relevant staff
  • Ensure daily, weekly, monthly and annual building safety and hygiene checks are completed by the facilities team
  • Promote a culture of data safety awareness and Ensure the organisation has appropriate procedures in place to safely process, store, trace and dispose of all personal and sensitive data that is gathered in the course of our work
  • Provide general administration to the board and sub-groups including scheduling trustee meetings, preparing and circulating papers, minute taking, maintaining accurate database of trustee details, supporting recruitment and on boarding of new trustees

The full detailed job description and person specification can be found below.

Occasional evening working is required in this role to facilitate board meetings and events.

Candidates that have experience in some, but not all of the key areas of responsibilities (Health & Safety, GDPR, Policy/Risk, Governance) are still encouraged to apply. There will be training and development opportunities for the right candidate.

If you would like to have a brief conversation before applying please contact Kathryn.reilly@spacescot.org.

Application notes

To apply, please return your completed application form to careers@spacescot.org by 9am Monday 22nd July 2024.

If you require any assistance in order to complete an application or would like to know about alternative formats available please contact careers@spacescot.org or call 0131 455 7731.

Space @ Broomhouse Hub is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity


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