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Risk & Assurance Lead

Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent

Description

Overview

The Risk and Assurance Manager will ensure RSSB successfully manages and assures against strategic risk through embedding a culture of risk awareness across the business.

The role will lead and manage assurance activity in line with agreed assurance plans and frameworks, and will be responsible for risk governance including creating, embedding and maintaining an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework.

A key part of the role will involve managing risk assurance across RSSB and ensuring company policies, procedures and internal controls successfully mitigate operational risk and best principles of ISO9001.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the role will regularly report into the Executive Committee on risk management across RSSB and independently report into the Audit & Risk Committee (A&RC) on issues of enterprise risk management (ERM) and risk assurance.

Responsibilities

Enterprise Risk Management

Creation of an appropriate Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) governance framework, including risk policies and risk frameworks that cover risk scoring, risk appetite and risk escalation/de-escalation within RSSB.

Implementation and maintenance of the ERM framework across RSSB, with responsibility for ensuring the correct scoping of any systems/software required to support the framework and managing the initial (and any subsequent) roll-out of the framework to staff.

With support from the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Executive Committee, the Head of Strategy & Change and the Head of Financial Governance & Corporate Controls, the Risk and Assurance Lead will take the lead in embedding a risk culture across RSSB and ensure the rationale for sound risk and assurance practices are understood, accepted and acted upon by staff.

Responsible for embedding risk management across RSSB, ensuring staff have the appropriate capabilities to manage, escalate and assure against risk effectively. Design, implement and continually improve risk training across RSSB.

Day to day management of the ERM framework to ensure its effectiveness in managing and assuring risk across the business. Responsibility for testing the framework and independently reporting back on the effectiveness of the ERM to the A&RC.

Operational Risk Management and Quality Management Systems/ISO9001

  • Work on a cross-company basis to support and drive directorates to embed effective processes, policies and internal controls which mitigate key risks within their own area and ensure appropriate mapping of operational risk to wider corporate strategic risks.
  • Support and drive directorates to embed effective processes, policies and internal controls across the business, applying principles of ISO9001 and where appropriate to help drive efficiency and control
  • Responsible for planning and execution of a sample of Quality Management Systems (QMS) audits to ensure effectiveness of processes and controls and compliance with the standard where necessary.
  • Lead contact with the QMS/ISO9001 accreditor for mid-year and annual assessments and responsible for follow up of recommendations from the QMS audit and maintaining accreditation credentials.

Internal Audit

  • Responsible for working alongside the Audit & Risk Committee to help determine key risks areas that should feature in the annual internal audit plan
  • Responsibility for ensuring all directorates (minus Finance, IM&T and Projects Directorates where the Head of Financial Governance and Corporate Controls takes the lead) are prepared for upcoming internal audits.
  • Responsibility for carrying out sample testing on key risk management procedures and, where possible, performing other ad-hoc \'deep-dives\' as deemed necessary.
  • Responsibility for evaluating the effectiveness of independent internal audit to successfully mitigate strategic risk, and reporting back findings to the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Responsibility for ensuring all recommendations from independent internal audit are understood, allocated and closed out in an appropriate time frame.

Qualifications

  • Certified Internal Auditor (IRCA)
  • Experience of working together with independent regulators (e.g. BSI, FCA, ORR)
  • Relevant ISO experience, including knowledge and application of ISO9001 (Quality Management Systems)
  • Risk Management Qualification (e.g. FRM, Institute of Risk Management) desired but not essential
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentational skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships at all levels of a business (up to senior level), and gain engagement/support across an organisation

In return RSSB offer excellent benefits including:

  • Annual performance related bonus
  • 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Private Health and dental care plans
  • Travel Subsidy

The closing date for this position is Monday 13 May at 23:59

Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered

Thank you for your interest in RSSB - we look forward to receiving your application.

Job Details

699680990
Full Time
Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Permanent
£ £ - Annual Annual