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Compliance Officer

Kent County Council
Sessions House, Maidstone
£37,374 - £43,592 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: £37,374 - £43,592 per annum
Number of positions: 3                         
Contract type: Permanent Full Time
Working hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Sessions House, Maidstone
Closing date: 12th July 2024

Join the Infrastructure’s Facilities Management team in an invigorating role as Compliance Officer.

This position is a cornerstone of our newly established Compliance Team, dedicated to the delivering specialist operational guidance on statutory compliance within the Kent County Council corporate and educational estate.

In this pivotal role, you will be the go-to expert for statutory compliance, offering advice to the FM & Infrastructure teams, as well as a broader audience of stakeholders. You will be responsible for ensuring the organisation not only meets but exceeds its legal and best practice benchmarks. You will take the lead in investigating and documenting any compliance breaches, devising clear strategies to rectify such issues.

Your responsibilities will extend to refining the authority’s compliance reporting processes, with a keen eye on higher risk sites and regulated services, guaranteeing that all responsibilities are fulfilled to ensure the authority meets its legal duties which can be evidenced to regulatory bodies such as CQC & Ofsted.

You will be tasked with producing a revising risk assessments and operational protocols for specific FM/property services, reducing risk and instituting secure, efficient work practices.

As a communicator, you’ll engage with stakeholders and managers, effectively disseminating information effectively and compiling concise written reports. A solution-oriented mindset and the ability to independently navigate your area of expertise are essential.

This role is based at Sessions House in Maidstone, will have the flexibility of hybrid working and will involve travel throughout the estate to support the business’s dynamic needs.

What you’ll need:

Level 4 or 5 qualification or relevant compliance qualification and NEBOSH certificate

Experience of compliance reporting mechanisms Experience of partnership working within a public sector Experience of working collaboratively within a wider team This role is subject to holding a full UK Driving Licence.  


Working as part of the Infrastructure Facilities Management Team at KCC offers lots of benefits:

  • Flexible and home working. Whilst you will be required to attend the office, meetings, and site visits, we operate flexible hours and support working from home by arrangement with your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlement (29 days on appointment) and flexitime leave opportunity.
  • An excellent local Government contributory pension scheme.
  • Relocation assistance scheme (subject to eligibility requirements) Kent Rewards – A scheme where employees have opportunities to obtain goods and services at a discount.
  • This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position.
  • The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
  • The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Contact Details David Cox - 03000 418154 -

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

To apply please visit:

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