Position: Business Assurance Lead
Salary: plus Annual Bonus
Ref: 523238_1581940928
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 17/02/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Belfast

Salary: circa £30,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time - 37 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Energy Customer Solutions is the face of SSE to our customers in GB and Ireland, providing leading and reliable B2B services as well as leading retail solutions for our B2C customers.

We employ around 250 people directly in Northern Ireland, and we're proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer. Our modern Belfast office is home to 160 employees and offers an exciting working environment, plus all the benefits of being an SSE employee, in the heart of Belfast.

Tackling climate change is at the heart of what we do, and our aim is to contribute significantly to the low-carbon transition in the UK and Ireland, through significant investment in renewables. Our vision is to be a leading energy provider in a low-carbon world - building a better world of energy for the future. Check out our short videos to find more about how were for a better world of energy.

What is the Role?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Business Compliance Lead. As part of this role you will use your expertise to advise the business on Regulatory & Data Protection compliance, provide assurance support on process & policy compliance, and help manage & mitigate Operational risk.

You will lead a small team with responsibilities including: assessment of business processes vs. regulatory obligations, delivery of improvement changes to business processes and customer communications, maintaining and managing a risk control framework, and undertaking internal reviews of our policies, processes and regulatory reporting submissions.

You will work closely with Operations and Regulation teams within the wider business and will represent the business in various internal and external stakeholder engagements. Our future plans include the appointment of an Assurance Analyst who you will manage to support the delivery of Assurance activity

The role will involve working with various cross functional stakeholders to ensure a joined-up approach of delivering a compliant business operation and will be required to act as a representative for the business in various internal and external stakeholder engagements.

In the role you will be a leader for business in all aspects of our values & commitments and you will lead by example as we as we commit to delivering a compliant and customer focused culture.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role you will have experience relating to regulatory compliance and business assurance. You must be organised and have a strong attention to detail. There is a zero appetite for compliance failings therefore you must be willing to challenge the processes in place, be a pragmatic thinker and provide recommendations, be willing to take ownership to implement improvements and be restless about maintaining a control environment. Working knowledge of MS Office is essential. Finally, you should be an individual who has a positive attitude, who works well as part of a team and leads by example through the living our values & commitments.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

We would also require a short cover letter to accompany your CV answering the following questions:

1.Why is compliance important to the business?

2.How would you measure the success of you and your team over a 3-, 6- and 12-month period?

3.How creative are you in comparison to your colleagues, i.e. in managing, implementing change in the business?

4.What motivates you to go to work every day?

5.What do you know about SSE and Why do you feel it would the right company for you?

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. Internal candidates - as a courtesy, please inform your manager prior to submitting an application for this role. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Benefits:

plus Annual Bonus