Risk Specialist

Recruiter
UK Research and Innovation
Location
Swindon, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
23 May 2019
Ref
1129342971
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About us

Fixed term contract job opportunity for an experienced Risk Specialist to join UKRI. Your new company UK Research & Innovation is a new organisation which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. UKRI aims to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

The role

Your new role You will lead a team and work as part of the risk and counter fraud team to create and develop a comprehensive risk management programme for UKRI and will act as a business partner for specific Research Councils and specific UKRI central services teams.

Key accountabilities

Your key responsibilities Your key responsibilities will include assisting in the development and implementation of robust risk management processes, taking risk-based assessments on the best time to implement new policies whilst minimising disruption to operational services and assisting with fraud investigations as required. You will also deliver risk management training to staff at all levels of the organisation, assist the Head of Risk in establishing a network of risk champions and advise assigned business units on emerging areas of risk. As a Business Partner you will build effective relationships with senior staff within assigned councils and central services and gain a thorough understanding of these areas in order to be able to advise and challenge appropriately. You will be responsible for producing information for senior staff and management forums.

Skills & experience

What you'll need to succeed You will need a Risk Management (CIRM), or similar qualification with experience working in a similar role. An additional Risk Management qualification in a specialist area or Audit (MIAA) qualification is desirable but not essential. You will need sound working knowledge of governance, risk and assurance standards including international risk standards and Government risk standards. You will need to be able to provide high quality written and verbal advice to the SLT therefore excellent communication skills are essential, as is experience in implementing risk management strategies.

Benefits

What you'll get in return You'll earn between £37,789 - £41,998 per annum and be entitled to several competitive benefits including 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, flexible working and access to exclusive employee discounts. This role is being offered on an ongoing contract basis.

Other

What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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