Ara | Recovery 4 All

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Who we are

With a great team of volunteers, staff, and Board of Trustees, for over 30 years we have been providing much needed and respected services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. All of our focus is on helping people make life better for themselves, their families/friends, and the wider community. 

At Ara we know that we cannot have these great ambitions and do it alone, which is why we work hard to be problem solvers for our funders and commissioners, build trustworthy and honest relationships with our stakeholders and partners, and are ambitious for the folk we serve.

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Are you Ara's next Quality and Compliance Manager?

To be successfully considered for this role, you will be educated to degree level and have prior experience working as a quality and compliance manager. We’re keen to speak with people who have experience working in the charity sector, but this isn’t a deal breaker. It is essential that you are aware of current industry trends, laws, and regulations and audit processes. 

Additionally, you must have relevant experience in risk management and auditing. Our ideal candidate will have relevant exposure to curating, executing, and monitoring quality and compliance projects. You must also have good knowledge of health and safety legislation and practices, risk assessment management, knowledge of ISO9001 (Quality Management) and ISO14001 (Environmental Management).

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About the Quality & Compliance Manager Opportunity in Bristol

      • Supervise all business processes that involve compliance and regulations, including dealing with and being the point of contact for the regulators.
      • Carry operational audits to find gaps in the current strategies, which involve quality and or compliance following up on compliance issues that require investigation and rectify them as per the regulatory guidelines.
      • Taking timely actions to ensure compliance, both with national/local laws and internal policies of the company.
      • Review and evaluate audit findings and prepare comprehensive audit reports, highlighting potential compliance risks.
      • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and resolution of audit issues.
      • Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices and incorporate them into audit processes and procedures.
      • Establish a Quality Management System, which provides a framework for setting and achieving measurable Q&C objectives which reflect our organisation’s aims and aims for continuous improvement.
      • Advise internal management and business partners on the implementation of quality and compliance programs and developing risk management strategies.
      • Conduct regular GAP analysis on new and updated controls and best practices in the industry.
      • Monitor current policies and systems in place, ensuring they comply with legal and regulatory laws.
      • Run appropriate training programs, including on compliance risk assessment training workshops, for employees to ensure their understanding of the laws and regulations, they need to adhere to.
      • Learn, unlearn, and relearn the dynamic changing ecosystem of quality standards, compliance, and regulatory laws of the country.
      • Manage and maintain control systems to identify and handle breaking of rules and any violations.
      • Oversee Ara’s ISO and other accreditations.
      • Oversee Ara’s GDPR policies and practices and be the nominated GDPR Officer/Lead.
      • Monitor internal compliance, inform, and advise on data protection obligations, including providing advice regarding Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs).
      • Act as a contact point for data subjects and the Information Commissioner.
      • Ensure all employees have received GDPR training as required.
      • Oversee Ara’s Health and Safety quality assurance systems.
      • Manage and monitor compliance to Health & Safety Legislation, Policy and Procedures and update staff where necessary.
      • Recommend Health & Safety Training for staff where required.
      • As Quality & Compliance Lead, build and maintain excellent working relationships with commissioners at GambleAware.
      • Be Ara’s Company Secretary, ensuring the company complies with financial and legal requirements, and maintaining its high standards of corporate governance. This role would include being the point of contact for all liaisons with legal professionals, for example around lease variations.
      • Oversee Ara’s sustainability and ESG ambitions. This may include creating, implementing, and monitoring environmental strategies to promote sustainable development; by carrying out environmental audits and assessments, identifying and resolving environmental problems and ensuring necessary changes are implemented.
      • Work with the Finance Director to establish and review annual budgets for all elements of this role, providing cost plans as required to support decision making.
      • Carry out all typical line management responsibilities of any future staff who may report into this role.
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Our promise

At Ara, we want to offer more than just a good salary. We want to be employers of choice, recognised for providing an excellent and inclusive culture, development opportunities and training, support through challenging work, and much more, including:

  • Keep salaries and terms & conditions in the top quartile – we pay more for the best people
  • Free eye tests
  • Up to 32 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Hybrid working options 
  • Comprehensive training and development 

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Ben Neeamuthkhan

I’m Ben, I’ve been in the recruitment industry since 2015 and I’ve been lucky to work across a number of specialisms including Marketing, Supply chain and Finance. The thing I love most about Recruitment is that it doesn’t change, at it’s core it’s all about building genuine relationships with people whether they are candidates, clients, grads or CEO’s. I have a focus on supporting the senior finance market across the South West and South Wales, I’m always keen to hear from new people so if you want to discuss anything just drop me a call.  

Contact me to apply