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Head of Risk Management

  • £56,021 - £64,914
  • Permanent
  • Northampton, UK
  • 18392

Head of Risk Management
£56,021 – £64,914 per annum plus an excellent benefits package
Location University of Northampton Waterside Campus / Hybrid

Supporting the Associate Director of Governance, Compliance and Risk and the Chief Operating Officer in the development and delivery of the risk management strategy and integrated risk management framework. The newly created post of Head of Risk Management will be integral to the Governance, Compliance and Risk Office and will provide significant input to the University’s strategic and business planning processes, providing advice on all risk management aspects including risk appetite.

You will lead and develop the University’s risk management strategy, including the development of an overarching integrated risk management framework. You will oversee health and safety strategy and management system, providing leadership to the health and safety team. You will also lead on the development of the University’s approach to business continuity, and its strategy and plan of work for business continuity management. 

We are seeking an experienced, senior, highly qualified and competent professional with broad experience and a highly developed skill-set in risk management. You will possess the interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills that will allow you to proactively negotiate and influence at senior levels within the organisation, linking closely to the Board, the executive, senior management and staff in the provision of the University’s risk management agenda.

The University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK, gaining full university status and research degree awarding powers in 2005.  Whilst we may be a ‘new’ University, we have made our impact in the Higher Education sector.   We are committed to making a difference to the world around us and doing things differently; for example, we were the first University in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012 and are dedicated to creating social impact in all that we do.

The candidate briefing pack for the role can be viewed here.

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisor Sian Gardiner

Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to 

Closing Date for applications is Sunday 10th September 2023

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion. This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Our commitment to equality and inclusion is, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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