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Assurance Lead

Location: 

Warwick, WAR, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Data Quality and Governance
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  7220
Job Category:  ESO
Job Function:  Finance and Risk
About the Role

Within this role, you will support the delivery of the System Operator’s (SO) overarching Key Controls and assurance strategies, ensuring that business controls are balanced against SO’s Risk appetite co-ordinating 1st and 2nd line assurance activities with 3rd line activities whilst maintaining SO’s external ISO certifications. 

 

Key accountabilities include:

 

Supporting the identification, implementation and delivery of SO’s Assurance Strategy whilst ensuring SO’s Key Controls and Frameworks align with SO’s policy and Risk Appetite, providing the SO executive with an overview of the health of those Key Controls.

Through our Business Management Standards, provide gap analysis and plans for enabling SO to fulfil its Business Management Standard obligations on an ongoing basis.

Supporting business leads with action plans to ensure risk remediation is on track and complete in a timely manner escalating high/medium risks to accountable owners where timelines may be compromised, providing a “consultancy” service to those designing processes to ensure that key controls and 1st line assurance are embedded.

Identifying external and internal Assurance and Compliance best practice and set in place continuous improvement activities to advance SO’s Assurance and Compliance maturity.

About You

A degree level of education or the equivalent, or relevant experience, is essential.  A Lead Auditor Qualification is desirable.

 

You will have demonstrable experience of providing high quality and sound professional assurance management across a large-scale function, with solid interpersonal skills giving the ability to communicate, influence and challenge across all disciplines and levels within the organisation, and a proven track record in developing effective relationships across the organisation.

 

Expert knowledge of Compliance and Reporting Frameworks, and of the Assurance Frameworks, ensuring coverage of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Lines of Defence, is required.

What You'll Get

A competitive salary between £43,000 - £54,000 – dependent on capability.

 

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company 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.

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.

Closing Date

The closing date for this vacancy is 27th September 2019, however, this may change, therefore, we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.