Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Swindon, UK
23 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join the UKRI Governance, Assurance, Risk and Information Governance function.

Your new company
UK Research & Innovation is a new organisation which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government departments 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.

Your new role
You will be joining the UKRI Governance, Assurance, Risk and Information Governance (GARI) function which is part of the UKRI central services team where you will be supporting all nine research councils. You will report into the Head of Funding Assurance and will be responsible for leading on the development and implementation of necessary assurance policies and procedures. You'll be responsible for developing a new funding assurance strategy, identifying risks and opportunities, providing solutions to challenges and pioneering change to ensure continuous improvement to funding assurance processes whilst providing specialist advice to the UKRI grants team and senior stakeholders. Additionally, you'll enjoy a managerial role where you will manage a team of Funding Assurance Consultants, resolve challenges identified from funding assurance visits, address staff performance issues and the development of key performance indicators that can highlight team performance.

What you'll need to succeed
A relevant qualification (ACCA, CIMA or relevant audit qualification) with experience of working in a similar audit or assurance role. You'll need to be able to build effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders where you can offer professional, accurate funding assurance advice to ensure funding is being used within the agreed terms and conditions that it was granted.

What you'll get in return
With a highly flexible working environment at your disposal and a wide range of training and mentoring opportunities available, UKRI is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their skills and experience. In addition to this you'll earn between £48,887 - £54,308 per annum with 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus privilege days. This role is being offered on a two-year fixed term contract basis and will be based in the Swindon office.

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