Enterprise Risk Manager

  • Job Reference: 37954
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £55,000
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Enterprise Risk Manager reporting to the Head of Enterprise Risk to support and embed a comprehensive enterprise risk management framework within Thames Water. This is an integral role responsible for managing the implementation of enterprise risk management policies and processes across all business units.

What you will be doing as Enterprise Risk Manager
  • Establish effective lines of communication with internal key stakeholders/risk owners.
  • Work with the business in the Identification and assessment of operational risks.
  • Support the Head of Enterprise Risk Management in ensuring enterprise risk management reporting requirements, internally and externally, meet the UK Corporate Governance Code and other statutory obligations.
  • Support the enhancement of the risk management culture within Thames Water.
  • Provide support to ensure that risk management is an integral part of the decision making process and is closely linked to Thames Water business objectives and performance metrics.
  • Manage the risk registers and facilitate the identification, assessment and prioritisation of key risks with the business and assist in the escalation of any risk for inclusion within the Principle Risk dashboard.
What you should bring to the role?
Essential
  • Extensive relevant enterprise risk management experience supporting the implementation of effective risk management strategies and frameworks in an organisation.
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of current risk management frameworks.
  •  Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, as well as excellent presentation skills.
  • Able to operate effectively in a flexible, agile, way in the context of changing priorities of the wider team and the business.
  • Experience working with senior teams to deliver risk reports and analysis and being a trusted advisor.
  • Provide subject matter expertise.
  • Experience of developing and delivering risk training.
  • Demonstrable experience developing collaborative working relationships, excellent interpersonal skills, able to influence, build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to deliver quality deliverables to tight deadlines.
  • A strong sense of personal resilience and ability to remain focused on the bigger picture.
  • Comfortable with constructively challenging business leaders.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable.
Desirable
  • Experience in utility industry, regulated environment or FTSE250.
  • Recognised qualification in Risk Management (e.g. BA Risk Management, CertIRM) or working towards one.
 
What’s in it for you? 
  • Competitive salary circa £55,000 per annum depending on experience.
  • Annual Leave - 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we? 
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. 
 
Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all. 
 
But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part? 

Working at Thames Water 
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business. 

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings. 

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process. 

Find out more about working at Thames Water. 

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.