Milton Keynes

£45,319 - £53,316 per annum + good range of benefits

Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Contract: Permanent – 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

The Head of Risk & Compliance is a key position within World Vision UK. The role takes the lead in developing, implementing and embedding a robust governance and accountability framework for risk and compliance. This will ensure World Vision UK is fully aware of its responsibilities, has appropriate management that drives compliance and that trustees are kept fully informed of compliance gaps and actions plans.

The main areas of focus within this role are to:

  • Ensure risk and compliance requirements are understood and integrated into all organisational plans and strategies.
  • Ensure appropriate governance, accountability and monitoring systems are developed, implemented and embedded from SLT to operational levels.
  • Support and advise SLT to ensure robust action plans are in place to fill identified gaps.
  • Develop and implement organisational wide reporting to SLT and trustees with risk status updates and governance gaps.
  • Promote an appropriate culture across World Vision UK of regulatory awareness and compliance, by providing advice, training and support to all levels.
  • Liaise with risk and compliance managers across the World Vision Partnership, working together to align standards and processes.
  • Ensure Directors have put in place appropriate arrangements with regards to compliance with the law and take advice as required.
  • Be the main point of contact with the Charity Commission, ICO and other relevant regulators in reporting serious incidents and other matters as required including seeking advice as appropriate.
  • Line management responsibility for two compliance officers.

In order to be considered for this role you will possess the following:

  • Educated to degree level or with significant work experience at a comparable level.
  • Significant experience of working in professional risk management and of relevant regulation and legislation and their implications.
  • Membership of a relevant external professional association (e.g. legal, Institute of Risk Management etc) and/or experience of relevant external networks for INGO risk and compliance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Skilled in building effective relationships and influencing senior stakeholders.
  • Line Management experience.
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills.

Given the role will play a key part in advising the organisation at Board and Senior level on areas that will be impacted by WVUK’s Christian values, it is a requirement the post holder has an active Christian faith and the ability to make balanced decisions and judgements, fully taking this into consideration at all times. This role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we provide good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 10th May 2019

Interview dates: 23rd May 2019

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.