Position: Director of Group Risk and Audit
Salary: annual bonus, car/car allowance, PMI
Ref: 524484_1596122132
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 30/07/2020
Expiry Date: 27/08/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth, Glasgow or Reading, preferably

Salary: up to £130,000 + Car Allowance + Family Private Medical Cover + Performance-related Bonus

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

About the Department

SSE's Audit, Risk and Assurance teams are responsible for supporting the SSE Group in meeting their risk management responsibilities, ensuring that we meet our obligations under the UK Corporate Governance Code. We undertake assurance reviews right across the business to help identify any risks that may impact our performance, integrity, solvency or liquidity, and offer appropriate recommendations to help mitigate these.

What is the Role?

This is an excellent opportunity for an accomplished senior leader to join us to take overall accountability for the Group Risk and Group Audit functions. Reporting to the Group FD and working closely with members of the Group Executive Committee (GEC), SSE Board and the external Audit Committee, you'll be responsible for ensuring SSE meets our Risk Management obligations under the UK Corporate Governance Code. This will involve taking a proactive role in ensuring and promoting the highest level of corporate governance and responsibility throughout the Group, chairing or attending relevant committees as appropriate.

Protecting the assets, reputation and sustainability of the organisation will be central to your role. You'll need to build effective relationships with Business Directors, enabling them to understand and meet their risk management responsibilities. You'll use your sound knowledge of best practice in risk and audit management to confidently engage with stakeholders across the business, influencing strategy and translating this into actionable programmes, opportunities or activities to improve risk mitigation.

Ensuring you consider both current and future risks, you'll see the big picture to design and report on the Group's Risk Management Programme. You'll take overall accountability for the delivery of an annual plan of risk prioritised audit work, at all times ensuring that your functions maintain appropriate independence to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.What do I need?

Essential to this role is demonstrable experience of designing, developing and embedding both a comprehensive, Group-wide risk management programme; and comprehensive fit-for-purpose, risk-based internal audit plans. You'll also bring detailed knowledge and awareness of the requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code and associated Financial Reporting Council (FRC) guidelines.

With your prior experience operating at a senior level, you'll have well developed interpersonal and facilitation skills and the ability to confidently interact with executive level stakeholders, presenting at GEC, Audit Committee and Board level. You'll have excellent written and verbal communication skills, enabling you to effectively articulate risk management and control concepts and issues to help embed understanding and promote accountability within the business. Having an accomplished and high performing team will be critical to your success, therefore you'll bring proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop both the Group Audit and the Group Risk Teams. Operating in a challenging, complex and multi-locational environment, you'll ensure they provide a 'best in class' service, fair and balanced challenge and ultimately value to key stakeholders.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

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:

annual bonus, car/car allowance, PMI