Head of Assurance

Ref No. EMP441695
Location Abingdon, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Now Interviewing

Introduction

My client, a nuclear company based in Abingdon are looking for a Head of Assurance to join their team as part of a job share role.

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Previous Relevant Experience

The Job

Overall Purpose:

* To develop, implement and lead a risk based Corporate Assurance Strategy aligned to UKAEA Mission and Goals that meets BEIS and legal requirements and drives continual improvement.

* To provide technical knowledge, expertise, assurance and advice to the CEO, UKAEA Board and Management on the application of and compliance with the Integrated Management System (QSHE), legislation and best practice.

* To develop, implement and oversee an enterprise Risk Management Framework for the Business which ensures robust identification, assessment and mitigation of risks.

* To lead the Business (and Assurance Division) in developing a strong and proactive culture throughout the organisation.

* To oversee governance of Business Resilience arrangements.

Accountabilities:

* Develop and implement an Assurance Strategy, operating model and plan that enables continual improvement, development of a proactive culture and aligns with the Business Strategy, standards and legislation;

* Provide oversight and reporting of Assurance matters to the Board and the Executive Committee;

* Monitor and evaluate management controls and review processes to enable the business and its management to continually improve performance in relation to QSHE and business risk;

* Maintain a Corporate Risk Management Framework for the Business which ensures robust identification, assessment and mitigation of risks and report status to the Executive Committee and Board. Embed risk management as an integral part of business planning;

* Ensure the provision of a certified Integrated Management System that promotes continual improvement in QSHE performance and enables risk to be minimised;

* Provide oversight of Assurance matters via Programme and Major Project Boards, challenging performance as appropriate;

* Provide strong visible leadership and governance to the organisation in Assurance matters in accordance with legislation, standards and best practice;

* Champion change, providing guidance / support on interventions and tools and act as a role model;

* Provide strategic advice on Security and Business Continuity arrangements;

* Ensure the provision of education / training / awareness /other interventions using best practice techniques to all levels of the business in order to promote and sustain a proactive culture;

* Manage, coach and lead the Assurance Team, ensuring that the organisational structure and technical and behavioural competencies are aligned in order to deliver optimised service to the business;

* Collaborate with stakeholders, the business and partners, assisting them to integrate good governance practice into existing business mechanisms and processes, at both strategic and operational levels;

* Liaise with and develop robust working relationships with regulators, external agencies and other third parties as required;

* Liaise with Trade Union Safety Representatives promoting a proactive SHE culture;

* Develop and implement a model for off-site Assurance service provision;

* Lead the Environmental Sustainability Strategy for the organisation.

Specific Qualifications/Experience:

*Degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. QSHE).

*NEBOSH Diploma (Occupational Health & Safety and Environment) minimum or equivalent.

*Chartered membership of one or more of the Professional Organisations in Occupational Safety, Health, Environment or Quality and undertaking a scheme of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) e.g. chartered member of Institute of Occupational Safety & Health(CMIOSH).

*Knowledge and experience of quality, security, occupational health & safety and environmental management and relevant areas of civil and criminal law ideally with experience of the practical application in the nuclear industry.

*Knowledge and experience of managing enterprise risk.

*Proven experience in a senior role successfully managing and motivating a team, with a track record of delivering customer focused services.

* Highly developed organisational awareness, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence, persuade and communicate with people at all levels within the organisation and regulatory bodies.

* Ability to provide strong, visible leadership in QSHE / Risk Management.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

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