2 Aug 2018

Full-Time Group Risk Officer

Persimmon Homes – Posted by Persimmon plcYork, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Group Risk Officer – York

To support the company’s growth, Persimmon is now looking to develop its Group Risk and Internal Audit function through the appointment of a Group Risk Officer. The Group Risk and Internal Audit department reports to the Risk Committee and Audit Committee. Our aim is to support the business in their identification and management of risk.

Building around 16,000 beautifully designed new homes a year in more than 400 prime locations nationwide; Persimmon is one of the UK’s leading house-builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service. We believe our quality really differentiates us from the competition. In fact, our reputation is built on quality. We build quickly and efficiently and expect a lot from our office and site teams, however in turn we’ll reward you for your commitment and hard work and recognise your contribution to the business.

Reporting to the Group Risk Manager the main responsibilities of the position are as follows:

• Completion (plan, lead, deliver and report) of internal audit projects to identify risks, assess controls, recommend solutions and ensure action is taken, with the challenge of ensuring the Group Risk and Internal Audit function adds value to the business.
• Repeatable core audit and compliance work to ensure high standards of corporate governance are met across the Group.
• Undertake data interrogation analysis and reviews.
• Assist in the management of the Group’s whistleblowing provision.
• Participation in the delivery of the Group’s risk management strategy and framework.
• Maintain the Group’s Risk Registers.

The role will involve an element of travel away from home involving overnight stays to our Operating Companies across mainland Britain (up to 20%).

Qualifications / Experience
Ideally you will have completed or be in the advanced stages of working towards a recognised accounting or internal auditing qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIA), preferably with experience in a commercial risk or audit role environment. Experience within the Construction or House Building sector would also be an advantage but is not essential.

Above all the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a professional approach to the working environment, possess commercial awareness, and strong communication skills as liaison with Senior Management and Directors across the breadth of the Group’s regional businesses is an important part of the role. You must also have the ability to work confidently on your own and as part of a wider team, taking a lead role in risk and audit review projects where necessary. You must have a current UK Driving Licence.

We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, dependent on experience and level of qualification held. This includes company car/car allowance, discretionary bonus, membership of a stakeholder pension scheme, study support (if required), free life insurance, a SAYE scheme, staff discount scheme, new home discount scheme and free parking.

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Job Categories: Construction. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: Competitive. Job expires in 16 days.

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