Head of Enterprise Risk - Flexible Working Available

London (Greater)
up to £76,000
10 Mar 2021
08 Apr 2021
Contract Type

Nest is the National Employment Savings Trust. It was set up by the government to give every worker in the UK somewhere to save for retirement. We’ve since grown to become one of the UK’s largest schemes.

Your new team

The Risk & Compliance Directorate is a second line function, which includes:

The Risk function: accountable for the development, implementation and on-going maintenance of the risk management framework across Nest and oversight of the management of key risks.

The Information Security function: accountable for the development, implementation and on-going maintenance of the ISMS (Information Security Management System) across Nest Corporation in line with ISO 270001. It also supports and provides assurance over the implementation of security requirements within the scheme and other third-party suppliers. This includes ensuring the identification and management of “Cyber Security” risks.

The Financial Crime Prevention function: accountable for second line of defence functions with regards to Financial Crime, such as training, investigations and reporting.

The Compliance and Assurance function: provides input, support and advice for strategic decisions, policy making and the design and operation of the scheme whilst ensuring adequate standards of governance and compliance. They are also the owners of the Compliance Framework which is designed to give assurance on compliance with all pension’s regulation and legal requirements.

The Head of Risk will report to the Chief Risk Officer.

Your new role

You will have experience of delivering of a range of activities related to the Risk Framework, including the review of the Framework document, Risk Appetite and Principal Risks, as well as ensuring other key risk activities on the risk plan are delivered.

You will be responsible for facilitating regular, clear & insightful reports for the Risk Committee as well as Executive members of the business. You will also be ensuring that there are appropriate insurance arrangements in place for the company, and you will have a strong understanding of the controls framework.

Additionally, you will have strong people management skills, experience of engaging with auditors and assurance providers, and the ability to build a strong and highly motivated team which is an integral part of Nest and supports the wider business.

You will have strong collaborative relationships with all areas and all levels of the organisation, including the Board.

What you’ll need to succeed

You’ll be able to work with accountability, operate & oversee enterprise risk frameworks in a complex risk environment.

You will also have extensive experience of managing and improving effective risk and control processes and managing culture change with teams and organisations.

The ability to meet deadlines, a sense of proactiveness & a sense of an intellectual ability to understand and thoroughly investigate an issue are crucial for this role.

This role offers an opportunity to work for the organisation at a very exciting time and to have a tangible impact on the operation of the scheme in a fast-paced environment.

This is an exciting time to join the Risk & Compliance team as Nest is growing which will provide a varied and challenging work environment.

The Risk & Compliance directorate are renowned for excellent quality of work and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute at a high standard and maintain a high level of performance. Individuals with the necessary skills, team spirit, initiative and drive will thrive in this environment.  In exchange for hard work, a flexible and commercial attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done, there will be ample opportunity to learn new skills and to hone your existing ones in a flexible and welcoming environment.

What you’ll get in return

Base salary up to GBP 76,000 plus Benefits on a 1-year FTC.

We welcome part time applicants for this role on a 4-day week basis as well as full time applicants.

Everyone wants a good work life balance and you will be working with a truly flexible employer, fully embracing a working from home culture and flexible working hours.

You will have your birthday and Christmas Eve as an additional bonus to the already fantastic holiday allowance and of course…a generous pension contribution.

What you need to do now

Please complete your application- CV & Cover Letter on our website.

We will not be able to respond to all applicants due to a high number of applicants at this current moment.

Application closing date: Wednesday 24th March 2021

Nest is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants from all the nine protected characteristics.

As a Disability Confident Committed, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Please note that we can onboard and work remotely successfully during this period at Nest. Please note that this is a London based role.


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