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Head of Risk

University of Glasgow

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £57,696 to £64,914 per annum (Grade 9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 25th March 2024
Job Ref: 140250

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 570 years, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. We are delighted to have recently been awarded Scottish University of the Year by the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.

Today, our inspiring people continue to change the world for the better. Our six cross-disciplinary areas of world-class research are shining examples of what we do best at Glasgow. As we continue to push the boundaries of what's possible, we're seeking a visionary leader to join our Finance department as a Head of Risk.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Strategy Implementation and Risk, the Head of Risk will provide institutional leadership and stakeholder engagement on a University wide-basis, as well as for major programmes and projects. This will include responsibilities for financial and commercial risk, and support of the University’s audit function (both internal and external audits). As the Head of Risk, you will provide oversight and leadership in the continued development and assurance of the University Risk Management Policy and Framework including chairing of the Risk Management Group, a network of senior leaders and managers who have risk responsibilities. This includes continuous improvement of associated risk templates, impact and appetite statements, and standard reports.

Your role will focus heavily on internal audit planning and operational risk, with emphasis on the College and University Services risk registers and all subsequent registers at School, function and project levels. You will provide independent and objective scrutiny/challenge to all risk registers and reports, openly and constructively challenging where risk articulation and mitigation do not meet key criteria for regulatory, business continuity or sustainability requirements.

In this senior role, you will apply expertise and influence in a risk consultancy capacity, shaping and fostering a culture that promotes cooperation, compromise, collegiality and collective ownership of risk management across the University, by working in close collaboration with the appropriate Heads of Finance and Risk Managers.

Although working in close collaboration with the appropriate functions, the role excludes management of Health & Safety and Cybersecurity risk management.

About you

With substantial experience in a senior risk management role, operating within a complex public/private sector environment, you will have a proven track record of successfully developing, managing and delivering large scale,complex, risk mitigation strategies and delivery plans. In addition, you will have significant experience at a leadership level of financial and commercial risk analysis, audit oversight and leading operational or enterprise risk management frameworks

You will possess an expert knowledge of the principles, theories and practices surrounding financial risk management, and will be able to apply this when delivering expert advice and guidance on best practice risk management.

The role will be expected to act in a leadership capacity and drive forward stakeholder

Engagement, therefore high-level influencing and interpersonal skills,  with an ability to build credibility quickly and deliver impact across complex organisations, is essential.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week, Monday- Friday) and open-ended (permanent)

Informal enquiries should be directed via email to Craig Chapman-Smith

Craig.Chapman-Smith@glasgow.ac.uk

Closing date: 23:45 on Monday 25th March 2024

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