At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.
We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.
Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.
Looking for your next challenge? Working for the UK Government’s Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) your role will be to support us by strengthening our governance, risk and assurance arrangements, working collaboratively across all parts of the Department.
Managing risks is a key part of everyday life, in and outside of the workplace and we are aiming to be a leading-edge function, continuously learning and developing, with a strong focus on adding value and insight and developing our people. You will be part of a small, committed and friendly team, responsible for managing the department’s risk register and developing HMRC’s risk framework.
This role offers a unique view of the whole Department and how it operates internally, as well as the role it plays in supporting wider government objectives and the economic health of the UK. It will stretch and develop your strategic skills, making you consider not just the Departmental view of issues but also how our actions fit with, and impact on, the rest of Whitehall and the Government.
As the Senior Risk Lead you’ll be meeting regularly with your risk contacts and helping them to improve their risk frameworks and increase the understanding of risks in their area.
You will work with risk leads and managers throughout HMRC, its Agencies and Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) to improve risk maturity.
Will include producing the Department’s risk register, working with and influencing senior decision makers across the department and identifying and analysing information and developing risk reports for the Executive Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Departmental Board.
Reporting to the Head of Risk you will be responsible for ensuring business groups, Agencies and ALBs have robust risk management systems in place. You will also be developing reports for the Executive Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Departmental Board.
The candidate will:
• Develop an awareness and understanding of the wider organisation and external context and how this impacts risks in the organisation.
• Prepare briefing, risk and performance analysis, reports and publications for senior stakeholders.
• Actively contribute to HMRC Performance and Risk reporting process, understanding the timeline, information flow from data providers all the way up to our Executive Committee, HMRC Board, Audit & Risk Committee and HMT, ensuring effective and smooth running of the process.
• Provide expert advice to enable the business to conduct the risk management process including risk identification, assessment, management and monitoring of risk, and to improve risk management maturity.
• Build strong stakeholder relationships that promote join up across the risk community within HMRC and Arms Length Bodies, influencing senior leaders to support decision making.
• Contribute to the development of the risk management framework by producing guidance and tools as required.
right risk capabilities and behaviours to ensure continuous improvements in the management and maturity of risk.
You will have a keen interest in risk management and how it can help an organisation deliver its strategy and objectives. This should come from a background in risk management or in working with senior decision making functions in your organisation, and having seen the practical benefits and pitfalls of other risk management processes.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Communicating and Influencing
• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
• 22 days leave (pro rata for part time staff), which increases to 25 after a year’s service and 30 days after 10 years’ service.