Central Bedfordshire (Hybrid)
West Midlands
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£27,574 - £30,590 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting time to join the RSPB with the launch of our new strategy to 2030 and the role of Risk and Resilience Officer will help incorporate best practice and the appropriate standards in our risk and resilience activities to support the new strategy.

Risk and Resilience Officer
Reference: JAN20223615
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave

The RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, with a workforce of over 14,000 employees and volunteers across all 4 countries of the UK and an income of over £140 million.

We work to conserve birds and other wildlife, in the UK, the Crown Dependencies and the UK Overseas Territories. We also work throughout the world in collaboration with BirdLife International, the world’s largest conservation partnership and other organisations. 

Nature reserves are vital to our conservation work and provide essential wild spaces for everyone to get close to nature. We manage 222 nature reserves, covering 158,751 hectares and providing a home to over 18,500 species of which more than 3,500 are of conservation concern.   We’re committed to helping young people develop a greater sense of connection to nature, supporting hundreds of thousands of young people in experiencing nature every year.

This role forms part of the Corporate Governance and Risk department: it is a new role and we currently expect the postholder to work closely with colleagues in the wider department, including on support for the Data Protection Officer. You will also work with stakeholders across the organisation to support the RSPB’s assurance, risk and organisational resilience activities.

You will be responsible for supporting the RSPB’s internal risk committee (we use the ‘three lines’ model), reviewing the RSPB's resilience plans and collaborating with the future development of the charity’s approach to risk.  The role is also responsible for ensuring information on the RSPB's risk registers and dashboards is appropriately managed to enable the risks to be managed effectively.

We are looking for someone who has the necessary skills, enthusiasm and motivation to support the RSPB’s vision for a world richer in nature.

The main responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Supporting colleagues in their use of registers for the management of operational and strategic risk
  • Identifying and collating relevant information from registers, dashboards and assurance maps to provide information and assurance to senior stakeholders
  • Reviewing the RSPB resilience and business continuity plans, incorporating the appropriate standards and best practice
  • Ensuring regular reviews of the RSPB’s resilience plans are carried out and are fit for purpose.
  • Working with the relevant teams to ensure the regular testing of the RSPB’s resilience plans are carried out.
  • To provide support to the Head of Corporate Governance and Risk.
  • To assist the Data Protection Officer as required.

What we need from you

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Detailed knowledge and experience of Risk Management best practice, methodologies and regulatory frameworks.
  • A good understanding of the ‘three lines’ model.
  • Strong people skills and the ability to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues.
  • Initiative and judgement to resolve problems independently.
  • Effective written and communication skills at all levels.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience.

  • Experience using Risk Management software.
  • A good understanding of Data Protection legislation.
  • An understanding of project management methodologies.

This role could be conducted remotely, with occasional travel to our H/Q at Sandy in Bedfordshire, once or twice a year.

Closing date: 23:59, 04 February 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position late February 2022

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website. 

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

No agencies.

Posted on: 24 January 2022
Closed date: 04 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 159780_RB
Tags: Operations, Governance