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Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager

Full Time


Base Location: Havant

Salary: £39,400 – £59,000 + performance related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

In this role you will be responsible for driving the adoption of risk management framework across SSE IT. you will need to work collaboratively with our senior management across SSE IT to define, communicate and measure key risk and controls for IT risks to be maintained in line with business risk appetite. Provide assurance on the effectiveness of controls and of risk treatment plans. Work closely with stakeholders and risk owners to track progress of action plans. Provide key management information to enable the Group CIO and IT Leadership to make decisions. This is a key role that will support the transformation of our IT function whilst keeping us safe and as a result will have significant visibility across group IT.

– Support the implementation and operation of the Group IT Governance, Risk and Compliance framework.

– Implement and manage the IT risk management framework.

– Working closely with key stakeholders, facilitate risk reviews to identify treatment of risks, to qualify and quantify risk action plans and report on their effectiveness

– Regular stakeholder engagement providing advice and guidance on risk management.

– Provide assurance on the adequacy of IT controls to manage risk, provide recommendations and monitor progress to ensure controls are improved and effective.

– Involvement in risk mitigation projects as required.

– Monitor and report compliance with relevant policies, standards, procedures, legislation and regulation.

– Ensure accurate, timely and relevant reporting on IT Risks to various Risk Boards and Committees.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

– Experience of delivering IT risk, compliance or assurance activities (or equivalent role)

– Experience in developing and assembling portfolio view of top risks and tracking the effectiveness of action plans

– Experience of designing or reviewing IT processes and their controls and performing risk assessments

– Working knowledge of IT and operational risk, IT and enterprise architecture, IT strategy and IT outsourcing, service management and delivery

– Working knowledge of audit and assurance methods

– Full IT project lifecycle experience

– Industry standards, regulation and legislation knowledge

– Understanding of continuous improvement methodologies

Functional and Technical Skills

– Good knowledge of IT governance frameworks such as COBIT 5, ITIL, ISO31000, 27005, 38500 and their interactions

– Ability to perform Risk/Return analysis

– Ability to work in matrix environments

– Quality management

– Works in compliance with SSE Business Principles, Policies and Standards

– Good stakeholder and relationship management, ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels (internal and external), gaining the collaboration and support from stakeholders in a matrix environment

– Brings expertise, methods and strong organisation skills

– Negotiation and influencing skills

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security – we power SSE’s growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

Whats in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I’ll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275846

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


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