Head of Risk & Assurance

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  • Salary:
    £62,000.00 - £65,000.00 / Annum
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
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  • Deadline:
    April 25, 2021

Spencer Clarke Group are working closely alongside Central London – Security Industry Agency to provide them a with a Head of Risk & Assurance join their team on a Fixed Term Contract Basis!

**FTC (12–18 month) opportunity for a Head of Risk & Assurance within our Chief Executive’s Directorate. **

Grade – Grade Upper D (£65000)

Security Clearance

This role is subject to Security Clearance (SC)


This would normally be an Office based role, but due to the current Covid pandemic our office in Canary Wharf is only open for limited access, and you will need to have the environment and ability to work from home. We will provide you with essential equipment including a Surface Pro. We anticipate that some limited office attendance will be required as the restrictions ease.

Risk Management

  • Continuously improve the risk management culture across the SIA, ensuring that risk and opportunity drive our strategic and operational decision making.
  • Carry out regular reviews of the identified risks to ensure they are correct and being managed effectively.
  • Carry out regular reviews to ensure the SIA is identifying risks that are not currently recorded.

Internal Audit

    • Ensure the Internal Audit plan is driven by the key risks faced by the SIA and that it is successfully completed via their respective work programmes.
    • To provide assurance to the Board, via Audit and Risk Committee, that internal audit recommendations are completed and effective.


    • To design and embed an internal assurance programme to support the Chief Executive in signing of the annual assurance statement and meeting all statutory, public sector or wider duties.
    • To provide assurance that the SIA policies are fit for purpose and users are aware of their responsibilities in relation to these policies.
    • To complete quality assurance of briefings/reports put before the Chief Executive and provide assurance on accuracy and level of associated risk.
    • To provide assurance to the SIRO on management of information risk

Essential (role specific)

  • A solid understanding of risk management and the opportunities this process brings the operations of the SIA. 
  • A good understanding of assurance and compliance mechanisms, including internal and external audit and internal compliance responsibilities. 
  • A good understanding of the governance requirements of a regulator, including the Better Regulation principles.
  • A good understanding of quality monitoring processes and the following mechanisms for adding improvements to SIA processes. 
  • Ability to use own initiative and develop this service line to effectively support the SIA’s needs.

If you wish to be put forward for this role, please apply and contact Khalsa Singh @ Spencer Clarke group – ks@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk


Here atpencer Clarke Group we provide workers with their own dedicated and experience consultant who provide extensive market knowledge!

  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Market leading referrals of up to £500
  • Free DBS checks
  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency workers