Governance Officer – West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Governance Officer

Caledonia Housing Association Ltd

West Dunbartonshire, Scotland



Job Ref:                          FEB20230732

Job Title:                        Governance Officer

Location:                           Hybrid working

Contract:                           Permanent

Hours:                                35 hours per week
Salary:                               £33,412   - £38,078  

Closing Date:                    Sunday 26th February          


Interview Date:               To be confirmed – week commencing 6 March 2023

This is a hybrid role that will allow autonomy and flexibility with a blend of working from home and at any of our three main offices in Dundee, Perth or West Dunbartonshire.

Do you want the opportunity to effect real change in an organisation with a strong social purpose?

Housing Association of the Year award and Social Housing Developer of the Year 2021  

Our vision is to provide “Homes and Services that make life better”. We operate across 8 local authorities; tackling inequality and housing needs across the Highlands, Tayside, Perthshire and Dunbartonshire.  

In the Governance team, our focus is on delivering a calendar of activities that ensure the organisation is effectively and responsibly governed, and complies with key legal and regulatory requirements.  We provide a corporate support function, but the needs of our tenants and service users remain firmly at the heart of everything we do.  


As a Caledonia employee you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including:

  • Ongoing investment in your personal development with access to internal and external training qualifications
  • Annual Leave entitlement starting at 36 days per year pro rata (increases with length of service)
  • Promotion of work-life balance and a flexi-time system
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Health benefit of up to £300 per year which includes a gym membership, fitness equipment or health insurance
  • Wellbeing services offering support and confidential advice when you most need it including counselling and in-house mental health first aiders
  • Rewarding Volunteering opportunities

As an inclusive employer, we’re open to having a conversation with you about flexible working.

About the role

The post holder will have a broad and varied remit, and play a vital role in supporting our corporate governance and compliance activities, as well as some key strategic initiatives. They will engage and develop effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels across the organisation, including the Executive and Operational Management Teams and our Governing Bodies.

The ideal candidate will have a particular interest in information management, and well-developed knowledge in data protection and freedom of information requirements.  They will support our compliance activities in both of these areas and provide a source of expert advice and guidance to all colleagues. They will also contribute towards the development of a broader data management strategy that extends into all areas of our work.

The post holder will be tasked with responding to information requests, maintaining appropriate records and compiling and submitting statutory returns. In doing so, they will be able to draw on previous experience of undertaking casework in a customer focussed sector, and demonstrate a keen ability to interpret relevant legal provisions and apply these to real-life situations.

The Governance team operates in a deadline driven environment.  If this is where you thrive, and you pride yourself on your attention to detail, we are very keen to hear from you.

Come and join us!

Please click on the ‘Apply’ link or visit the ‘Join Us’ section of our website 

A registered charity no: SC013988. Caledonia strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.