UK Risk Management Lead

  • Job Reference: 12223
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2020
  • Employer: National Grid
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  • Location: Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role


Risk Management Lead, Permanent, Warwick


The purpose of the role is to provide guidance to IT programmes and projects on IT infrastructure controls requirements based on the Risk and Controls framework and provide assurance on control design prior to program go-live.


You will engage with senior stakeholders to establish relationships and manage expectations and to understand business needs, as well as support Executives in the management of UK compliance and security matters in relation to Programmes & Projects.


You’ll conduct independent assessments of large-scale IT projects and programmes and develop, plan and execute control assessment based on documented process. You will coach members of the team to develop and execute clearly written test plans based on control objectives in a repeatable manner and ensure compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation.

About you


You will come from a background in Control Frameworks and Audit or Risk Management, with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, and the willingness to challenge programmes, projects and leadership on controls, compliance and security matters.


You’ll have the ability to break down technical risk analysis into accessible business terms, and understand and be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge regarding Information Technology as it pertains to IT Operations, Security, Data Management, and Solution Delivery.


Technically, you will have demonstrable knowledge of industry standards, regulations and methodologies (NIST, COBIT, ISO, SOx, GDPR) and an uunderstanding of SSAE 16, ISAE 3402, SOC 1, SOC 2 and AUP reports and principles.


Certifications such as CISA, CRISC, CISM are highly desirable for this position.

About us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.


Our values and principles


At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.


As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.


We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

What you'll get


As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.