Position: IT Risk Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 526725_1634131930
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 13/10/2021
Expiry Date: 10/11/2021
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Havant

Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 + 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?

Drive the adoption of risk management framework. Work collaboratively with management 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 confirm compliance with obligations. Provide key management information to enable the IT Leadership to make decisions.

  • Support the implementation and operation of the IT Governance, Risk and Compliance framework.
  • Implement and manage the IT risk management framework.
  • Facilitating risk reviews to identify, quantify and mitigate IT risks.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate timely and appropriate actions to be taken in response to audit actions. Support the formulation of delivery plans to address root cause and monitor progress.
  • Involvement in risk mitigation projects as required.
  • Oversight of the progress of audit actions.
  • Monitor and report compliance with relevant policies, standards, procedures, legislation and regulation.
  • Regular liaison with the Cyber Risk and Information Security team.
  • 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 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

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.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

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

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.