Chief Risk Officer

Up to £90,000 per annum
22 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type

Strong governance, risk and assurance arrangements support us in working collaboratively across all parts of the Department, promoting a joined up approach to strategy and policy development, planning and investment, change delivery, information services and technology, and the management of performance. 

As Chief Risk Officer your role is to ensure that our governance is based on efficient and effective risk management and proportionate assurance. 

The Chief Risk Officer reports to the Change Director. 

Key responsibilities are to: 

• Provide a strategic oversight of risk across the Department, its Executive Agencies and Arm’s Length Bodies; 
• Support MoJ’s Executive Committee in defining and assessing the Department’s appetite and tolerance to risk; 
• Plan, implement, own and maintain the Department’s risk management and assurance framework that identifies, assesses, reports and monitors all categories of risk across the whole Department; 
• Work with the business to determine mitigation plans and ensure that appropriate corporate policies, controls and assurance are in place; 
• Drive continuous improvement in the MoJ’s vision and approach to risk management; 
• Lead, inspire and shape the MoJ’s risk management function ensuring it is equipped with the right skills and experience to deliver objectives and act as a centre of excellence for the department; 
• Collaborate with Internal Audit and other assurance providers to support combined assurance and risk management; and 
• Provide risk and assurance advice to our Senior Boards and key stakeholders including Ministers, the Executive Committee, the Audit & Risk Committee, and the National Audit office. 

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