Risk Manager

Based in Sidmouth, with flexible and home working considered
£47,500 per annum
07 Oct 2021
21 Oct 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Risk Manager

These are exciting times for the charity, and we now have an excellent opportunity for a self-starting and flexible professional to join our Governance Team as Risk Manager.

Position: Risk Manager

Location: Based in Sidmouth, with flexible and home working considered

Salary: £47,500 per annum

Contract: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.

Closing Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021

Please note: We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to this date, and therefore encourage early applications.

The Role

As Risk Manager, you will establish a clearly understood risk management framework, ensuring the organisation’s risk management practice is aligned to the risk appetite strategy and is compliant with relevant legal and regulatory requirements and international norms.

You will:


  • Work with key stakeholders throughout the charity to establish risk as a key factor as the basis for decision-making and strategic, business and operational planning
  • Improve the identification of opportunities and threats through risk management activity
  • Advise on the level of sufficient allocation of resources for comprehensive risk mitigation, encouraging awareness of the need to manage risk throughout the organisation and improving operational effectiveness and efficiency
  • Work closely with senior executives, the board of trustees, the senior leadership team and governance team colleagues to develop a suite of policies as part of the policy framework in key areas such as whistleblowing
  • Take a lead role in the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption – monitoring and actioning progress on any investigation of any suspected frauds or irregularities.


About You

Educated to degree level or equivalent, the Risk Manager will possess a comprehensive working knowledge of risk management standards and practices.

You will:

Possess strong communication, leadership and influencing skills


  • Have expertise in developing policies and strategic documents
  • Hold a relevant professional/management qualification, together with evidence of relevant and continuous personal/professional management development activity
  • Have the ability to communicate complex information concisely – orally and in writing – to convey clear messages to a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Have excellent decision making, problem solving and analytic skills, and the ability to operate effectively under sustained pressure to deliver against a number of competing priorities and deadlines


If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please complete our on-line application form, which should include your uploaded curriculum vitae

In return…

You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.

About the Organisation

The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide, working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

The organisation is a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

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