Head of Group Ethics

  • Job Reference: R0061880
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Employer: Centrica
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus, Pension, Car Allowance & Benefits
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Group Head of Ethics

At Centrica, our purpose is to energise a greener, fairer future. Achieving this is made possible through our family of trusted brands and businesses.

We have an exciting opportunity to lead our Ethics & Compliance team! As a Group Head of Ethics, you would have overall responsibility for the management and operation of the Group Ethics & Compliance programme, Group Financial Crime, Group HSE and Operations of the LRECS function.

Location: This role will be split between our head offices in Windsor (SL4 5GD) and home-based working.

About the Role:

  • Accountable for all Ethics & Compliance Standards and Guidance documents and processes including the creation, maintenance and delivery of associated training and assurance activities

  • Accountable for the management of Speak Up including triaging of cases, conducting independent investigations, action tracking and reporting

  • Accountable for manging Our Code including updating and improving Our Code, updating training to reflect the Group's needs and reporting

  • Accountable of manging and maintain the Group's Conflict and Gifts & Hospitality registers including updating functionality, user access and management and reporting

  • Responsible for delivery and maintenance of all facets of the E&C Programme, including: global Speak Up process, G&H process, CoI process, Our Code maintenance; annual Code training, E&C comms, training and interventions, reporting, and E&C programme assessment

  • Responsible for the design and implementation of an E&C Programme Assessment to be conducted across all Business Units and Functions as well as at Group level

  • Responsible for the ownership of all standards, policies and procedures related to all facts of the E&C Programme

  • Accountable for embedding the E&C Programme by way of design and delivery of refreshed comms, awareness, brand and image campaigns

  • Management of direct reports who manage the day to day running of the E&C Programme

About You:

  • Demonstrable professional experience in leading teams and delivering Business Ethics programmes

  • Ability to lead teams of varying disciplines and creating a collaborative and delivery-based culture

  • Ability to deliver key messages and work with the Executive team (CLT) and Board Members

  • Detailed understanding and experience in leading and delivery of Ethics & compliance programmes - including Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing, etc

  • Lead, shape and deliver change programmes

  • Manage end to end processes and consistently work to improve these and deliver excellence

  • Lead and implement governance processes

  • Manage and improve performance through the use of MI and KPIs

  • Work with conflicting priorities/opinions and influence and lead to a conclusion

  • Manage a diverse group of stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Prioritise and manage multiple high value projects to successful completion

  • Influence at the most senior levels, securing buy-in of key stakeholders and budget allocation required to deliver the role

  • Proven organisational skills, including effective and successful project management

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong customer focused orientation

  • Good understanding of accounting and financial practices

What's in it for you:

If this sounds like a good match for your skills, experience and what you're looking for as a next step, we'd love to hear from you! In return, we will offer you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.

  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.

  • Pension scheme.

  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.

  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

  • Colleague-led networks which aim to empower & support colleagues from underrepresented groups.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world, for everyone.