About the role

We are currently recruiting a Senior Risk Manager within our Risk team. Our purpose is to ensure that at NHS Digital we understand and manage the main risks we face in delivering our objectives.
We apply our subject matter expertise to support teams across the organisation to embed a risk culture in their ways of working. We also ensure that the business areas understand how to identify and manage their risks so that we can ultimately deliver our commitments and objectives. Through promoting a culture of collective and individual accountability, we ensure that risk management and assurance is fully embedded across the organisation.

By doing this we provide assurance to our Board and key stakeholders that NHS Digital can successfully deliver on its objectives as a trusted, and valued, business partner across health and social care.

As our Senior Risk Manager you will:

• provide independent assurance that appropriate controls are in place, and that delivery risks are appropriately managed, within our risk appetite

• define and report on our organisational performance both internally and to the public using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

• ensure robust portfolio management, corporate and operational governance, comprehensive risk management systems and processes exists and are fit for purpose, and operate effectively within NHS Digital

About you

Some of the skills and experience we're looking for: 

  • understanding of the NHS and Digitisation Programmes within the NHS
  • knowledge of Risk Management standards (e.g. ISO31000)
  • comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and academic elements of risk management and significant experience of applying these principles in a business context
  • specialist knowledge of the standards, methods, tools, and applications for preparing and presenting risk management approaches and strategies both orally and in writing
  • understanding of the differences between strategic, operational and programme/project risk management
  • familiarity with HMT/OGC/Cabinet Office risk management methodologies.

What's in it for you
  • a role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care
  • a range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your
    work has a direct and positive impact
  • a real commitment to your personal and professional development with access
    to a broad range of learning opportunities

About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, so come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.  Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • ability to buy and sell annual leave  
  • a generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

Next steps

Remote interviews will take place w/c 13th December. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.


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