Head of Risk

  • Job Reference: 133881
  • Date Posted: 2 June 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
  • Website: https://www.serco.com/careers
  • Location: Hampshire (RG27 9UY), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £80,000 to £85,000
  • Sector: Insurance & Superannuation
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Undefined

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Risk, UK & Europe

Base location: Home based with UK travel 

Salary: £80,000 - £85,000 per annum plus attractive benefits


As a global organisation of 50,000 employees operating in 20 countries, we rely on our talented Enterprise Risk Team to keep the business running smoothly and efficiently. Serco has committed to the development and implementation of an Enterprise Risk Management approach aligning risk, compliance assurance, business continuity, insurance activities and other key functions. As the Head of Risk, you will play a key role in leading the design and implementation of Serco's risk culture and measure and report on its effectiveness.

We'll be looking for you to use your expertise to develop and drive implementation of risk management best practice and to ensure Divisional risk teams are appropriately engaged in risk reviews and mitigation and support. You'll also support and develop the educational programme and training for ERM.


What you'll need to do the role


Firstly, you'll need membership of a relevant professional body such as Airmic, ICA, IRM or IIA. You will have a good understanding of the corporate needs of organisations of similar size and breadth in the areas of risk management, ideally with ERM experience. You will be well versed in the impact of risk in a business and able to demonstrate understanding of risk process theories/practices, with the professional gravitas to deliver operational deployment in practice. Lastly, you'll need a good knowledge of the sectors we work in, understand business partnering, demonstrate a track record of management in compliance in similar environments and a comprehensive understanding of risk types and how they impact a business.


Why Serco?


Meaningful and vital work: As part of a highly collaborative team, you'll be able to strongly influence the direction of our Insurance team's efforts that help us to deliver to our 500+ contracts.

A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won't be hard to find.

Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.


What we offer


       Salary between £80,000 - £85,000 per annum

       Bonus scheme up to 20% 

       Car allowance £4,200 per annum

       Up to 6% contributory pension scheme

       An autonomous and supportive culture

       The chance to make a positive difference to public sector services


About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




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