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Job title: Head of Risk Management
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum negotiable depending on experience
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hybrid - flexibility to work from home and at any of our main hubs (London, Bristol, Manchester and Milton Park - Oxfordshire)

Jisc is the UK digital, data and technology agency focused on tertiary education, research, and innovation. We are a not-for-profit organisation with a big ambition to improve lives through education and research by providing hardware, software, and networking solutions. Join us and your contribution will help us to empower UK universities, colleges, research institutions and wider customers with technology so that everyone prospers.

About the team:
The Office of the Chief Executive is a dynamic group for the Chief executive office directorate. The risk and internal audit functions work closely to improve engagement and compliance with the functions across Jisc, and work closely with leaders of the Legal, Information Security and Data Protection teams to surface risks and issues impacting across the business and work together to manage these in the most efficient and productive way possible.
The EPMO ensures that the organisation chooses the right projects and programmes to achieve strategic objectives. It also provides a framework, resources and skills to ensure that projects and programmes are planned and delivered consistently and to the highest possible standard. Risk management forms a key part of this.

About the role:
As our Head of Risk Management, your role is pivotal to providing the business and stakeholders assurances that risks are being managed within agreed risk appetite tolerances. You will manage a team and have a visible profile across the organisation, working with colleagues to support in the education and overall understanding and implementation of risk management principles and frameworks.

Your key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Taking responsibility for embedding risk management framework and tools across Jisc, ensuring engagement at all levels - strategic, operational, directorate, programme and project.
• Accountability for improving and developing risk processes and risk management platforms to manage, analyse and report risks internally and to our Audit and Risk Management Committee and Jisc Board; and developing policies, systems, processes and tools as the business changes and develops and ensure they remain up to date and relevant.
• Developing escalation frameworks from project/programme to directorate or operational level and providing training, expertise and guidance across the business on management of risks, issues and opportunities.
• Embedding risk appetite into risk framework and ensuring the risk appetite is up to date and aligned with business strategy and priorities.
• Overseeing and monitoring all risk management activities across the organisation to ensure compilance with the agreed risk framework from senior leadership to project level.
• The development of the risk framework and risk management as a tool for decision making and support senior managers across Jisc plan for this and implement it with their teams; as well as growing the risk register manager model within the risk framework, upskilling colleagues and growing risk maturity across the business.
• Ensuring the risk framework and risk management practices within the business are compliant with ISO9001 and ISO27001 standards. Participate in internal and external audits as required to demonstrate and evidence compliance.

Key Skills and Experience:
• Substantial experience in risk management and risk management design and implementation
• Experience in creation and management of high-level, trust based partnerships across the organisation
• Proven experience in developing and implementing risk frameworks
• Experience in project management and software implementation, from requirement gathering through to procurement, implementation, launch, training and embedding
• Experience in presenting, leading and facilitation of risk workshops and use of risk management tools
• Experience in writing policy documents and designing processes that are efficient and effective
• Experience of using Pentana risk management tool desirable

Please refer to the job description for full details.

Don't meet every single requirement?
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can't tick every box, but we realise the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist. So, if you can do most of what we're looking for, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

Why work for us?
At Jisc, everyone plays a key role and gets the chance to feel part of it, that to us is the definition of a meaningful career. We want to create a culture of lifelong learning. You can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to develop and make a real difference to the education and research sectors.
We believe a balance between your personal and professional life is essential to your happiness and fulfilment. We work flexibly at Jisc and focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. Our hybrid working policy is flexible, and the frequency of time spent in your nominated office will vary across teams and job roles.

Take a look at our fantastic benefits! We offer:
• Flexible work pattern, which can adapt to suit your schedules and personal commitments
• 31 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) that includes an additional three closure days over Christmas
• A generous pension scheme
• A range of leave options, including parental leave, 3 days volunteer leave per annum and even career breaks
• A generous budget to support you with external learning and Continuous professional development
• Allocated allowance of up to £250 to equip your home office
• A company culture which supports and promotes personal learning and development, including access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning
• Mental health first aid trained staff and supportive environment
• Financial well-being support
• The opportunity to donate to charity tax-free with our Payroll Giving benefit
• A wide range of discounts from retailers and big-name high-street stores
• Cycle to work scheme
• Employee recognition awards and travel loans
• Additional Flexible benefits include Holiday Buying - Purchase 1-5 days' additional holiday per annum, Healthcare Cashplan, Electric Car Lease Scheme and option to purchase SmartTech

Equality, diversity and inclusion:
We celebrate diversity, embrace our differences, through our culture and employee networks and know that this is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we're inclusive and we are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. Striving to be best in practice, we are working hard to achieve progressive change. 'Always inclusive' is one of our six guiding principles - a principle which actively encourages acceptance of differences within individuals.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, class, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodivergence, trans status, veteran status, or gender identity.

Application process:
Please do let us know what reasonable adjustments you need made to the application or selection process so you can do your best. We will be happy to help you.We advertised this role on 6th March 2024
Job Ref
ST-HORM2602
Location
Hybrid - Any of our hubs - UK
Function
Professional Services
Salary
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum, negotiable depending on experience
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
35 hours

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