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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£57,042 - £68,152 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week
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Job Description

Corporate Services

Chief Risk Officer
Waverley Court

Salary: £57,042 - £68,152 per year
Hours: 36 per week

Purpose of Job

To be primarily responsible for the ongoing development and co-ordination, performance and efficiency of the system of risk management and internal control and the consolidation and reporting of all risk and control information to ensure a consistent approach across the Council.

Responsible to the Head of Health, Safety and Risk.

The What - Major Tasks/Job activities

• Responsible for the effective delivery of excellent public services to our customers, including improving outcomes to those in need of essential quality of life services across localities and directorates.
• Lead on the development of initiatives, strategic plans and policy development within own area of expertise and across the directorate and Council, as required.
• Take personal responsibility for the development of the risk management strategy and framework to support sustainable strategic plans, service delivery and development
• Effectively lead and develop team-working within own area of expertise and across the wider environment in which the post-holder operates.
• Deputise for other service managers, or represent the Head of Service, Director and/or the Council as required.
• Work closely with Chief Officers, Elected Members, senior officers and external agencies to represent the Council’s interests and to promote strong risk management practices across the Council.
• Ensure delivery to budget and within timescale.
• Set standards, policies and procedures which ensure compliance with statutory responsibilities, national legislation, standing orders, delegated authority, Council policies, aims and objectives.
• Lead on identifying and establishing effective management arrangements for key risks within the service, compliant with the Council’s risk management policy and framework.
• Identify opportunities for continual improvement and demonstrate effective management of change within a complex internal and external environment particularly during a time of restructure.
• Present expert evidence and opinion at Public Enquiries, Planning Enquiries and court proceedings etc.
• Support the Council’s democratic process, including scrutiny, local development committees, meetings of the Council and Elected Members.
• Raise awareness of risk management, internal control and compliance across the Council through ongoing communication.
• Keep abreast of best practice risk management developments in the market and use this to evolve the risk management approach.
• Ensure that the Council has an adequate process in place to identify and assess risks as part of strategy development, business operations and projects.
• Responsible for the preparation and content of reports, strategic plans, other documents, briefings, presentations and FOIs for Council meetings, external agencies, senior officers, including the Council Leadership Team and the relevant committees as well as business and stakeholder groups.
• Monitor the overall level of risk across the Council and work with service areas to develop and deliver a risk framework.
• Produce a Council Risk Profile report on a quarterly basis to support risk management oversight.

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Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. 

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