Head of Risk Assurance and Compliance (12375)

Head of Risk Assurance and Compliance

Salary: £69,000 per annum

Location: Remote

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-time – 35 hours per week


  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

In this exciting forward-thinking strategic role, reporting to the Director of Strategy & Implementation, you will elevate the prominence, understanding and organisational capability for Action for Children in relation to risk management, assurance of our internal control environment and compliance with the laws and regulations to which we are subject to adhere.

You will also enhance specialist leadership and support teams in streamlining and updating a set of core policies and procedures, aligned to Action for Children's core risks.

How you'll help to create brighter futures  

  • Provide organisational leadership and expertise on risk management, assurance and compliance.
  • Support the Board of Trustees, Audit and Risk Committee, Executive Leadership Team, Directors Group, and Senior Managers to manage the organisation's principal risks.
  • Lead the development and operationalisation of our risk management framework.
  • Coordinate and support business continuity planning and training activities across the charity.
  • Oversee our outsourced internal audit function.
  • Identify and lead activities to strengthen organisational compliance and compliance culture.
  • Ensure the appropriate escalation, recording, reporting and remediation of compliance and risk management issues.
  • Manage the Insurance and Business Continuity Function

Let's talk about you

  • IRM International Certificate of Risk Management qualified (IRMCert) or equivalent professional risk management qualification
  • Experience of organisational risk management, compliance systems and assurance of control environment in an organisation of similar size and complexity.
  • Experience of coordinating and implementing internal audit activities and business continuity plans in an organisation of similar size and complexity.
  • Experience of influencing and relationship management up to and including Board level.
  • Management experience desirable.

Good to know

Closing date 24th July 2024 with interviews to be held 31st July 2024.

Contact: Scott Jones via email at scott.jones@actionforchildren.org.uk for any questions.

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.



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United Kingdom, Remote
  • Salary:
    £69,000 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Strategy & Impact
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    24 July 2024
  • Number of Roles:
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