Head of Risk & Governance - Liverpool

£40 - £50k - Not for Profit - Non Finance
Ref: 122 Date Posted: Thursday 18 Mar 2021
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This Charity and Not for Profit organisation is looking for a Head of Risk & Governance to provide the organisation and its’ management, with independent assurance that operational and business support functions work effectively and continually progress towards the provision of outstanding services. The role is a newly created role and will support the Executive Director, Board Trustees, and wider Leadership Team.

The job:

The roles’ main focus is to deliver high standards of compliance in governance matters and support the board in a regulated environment. As a newly-created role, there will be a large element of Risk and Governance review and project manage improvement in key areas, taking ownership of Corporate Governance matters and other areas such as data protection.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing high-quality board support and committee meeting support
  • Advise and support the ELT in line with regulatory/company rules, risk management, and corporate governance
  • Ensure compliance with all legal regulatory and statutory requirements including specific regulatory frameworks
  • Act as the main point of contact for the board trustees on all matters Governance, Regulatory and Compliance
  • Ensure effective risk reporting to relevant stakeholders, providing analysis and insights for decision making
  • Proactively review the quality standards ensuring they are fit for purpose and met with/maintained across the business
  • Facilitate cross-functional working with both internal and external audit
  • Ad hoc Governance projects around changing regulations. Reviewing and maintaining risk and governance policy management systems are ensuring these are updated and embedded in line with any changes
  • Act as the DPO and Company secretary
  • Lead on the organisations’ Information Management Strategy
  • Manage a small team, and develop in-house training and development for all staff around risk management and information management

This is a varied position whereby you will drive best practices in corporate governance, risk, and assurance to ensure the Executive Management and Trustees can meet their duties to the organisation, and business continuity is assured.

The Person

  • You must have a strong working knowledge of corporate governance principles with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills as you will be engaging with board members and key stakeholders
  • You will have a proven track record of successfully performing in a corporate governance role with excellent board support
  • You will ideally have or be working towards your ICSA qualification and any experience within the not for profit sector or public sector is preferred

Work Environment

  • The role can be fully WFH, with the North West offices available to use within COVID restrictions
  • The role is flexible to be part-time or full-time, depending on the individual applicant's level of experience