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Head of Business Assurance

Head of Business Assurance
£55,957 – £60,495

Are you a strategic and people-centric leader with a passion for making a positive impact in the housing and care sector? Blackwood, a leading housing and care provider in Scotland, is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as the Head of Business Assurance. Founded in 1972 by Dr Margaret Blackwood, our organisation is dedicated to providing personalised and individual solutions to enable people with disabilities to live fully and independently. With over 550 employees, 1500 properties, 3 care homes, and extensive care at home services, Blackwood operates across 29 local authorities in Scotland. Our teams, based in Stirling, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Ayr, and Edinburgh, are committed to delivering the highest level of care and support. We pride ourselves on our friendly, motivated, and well-trained staff, ensuring the best outcomes for our customers.

As the Head of Business Assurance, you will play a crucial role in leading the assurance, governance, and corporate support functions at Blackwood. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, you will oversee the delivery of an integrated governance and assurance support service, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and driving continuous improvement. You will lead the Business Assurance team to deliver systems and processes supporting the whole business while developing and delivering a cohesive business planning and performance management framework. The role will play a key part in facilitating an evidence-led organisation through effective information management, with the role overseeing internal audit activities and manage strategic and operational risk processes.

Blackwood is guided by four core values – Taking Responsibility, Open and Honest, Keeping Our Promises, and Respect and Understanding. We seek individuals who embody these values and contribute to our culture of integrity and accountability. In addition to these values, candidates should possess leadership experience at a senior organisational level, and a track record of delivering performance reporting and business planning. Understanding of data protection and information governance requirements will be key to the role, as will demonstrable experience in corporate governance, risk management, or business assurance. The ideal post holder will have strong people management skills with the ability to lead and motivate teams, and will integrate into the existing hardworking and supportive culture.

For a confidential discussion, contact Nigel Fortnum, David Currie, or Danielle Cairney at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

More information can be found within the Job Pack below:

Closing date is Monday 18th December 2023.

Longlist interviews – Thursday 11th January 2024 

Shortlist interviews – Thursday 18th January 2024

To apply, please upload your CV and supporting statement (as one combined document) below. If you have any problems uploading your application, then please contact Kelsey Bettoli on 0141 212 7555.