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Risk and Assurance Advisor

Vacancy Salary £34,448.46
Vacancy Location Agile - Homeworking
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This is a Permanent, Agile Home-working vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

We believe work is something you do, not somewhere you go so if you want to work for a company who are truly flexible and where you are valued then this could be the role for you! 

We’re looking for a Risk and Assurance Advisor to join our great Governance Team and help to build on its success as we move forward!  

This crucial role will provide risk oversight and controls assurance of the Group’s business along with delivering the Internal Audit Plan. 


What we’re all about  

Here at Yorkshire Housing our customers are at the heart of what we do – we are not just your typical housing provider! In a nutshell we own and manage nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire and our mission is to make it possible for our tenants to have a place they’re proud to call home. 

We’re a dynamic and innovative and we’ve got big growth plans (8,000 more homes in the next 8 years to be exact). We need the right people in the right roles to make it happen. We are looking for an individual who can embrace change and a face paced way of working. Are you interested yet? 


The Role  

Risk Management is really important in ensuring we achieve our goals and provide our customers with a place they’re proud to call home. We know that a fundamental part of that, is being able to build great relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.  

We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic about all things risk management and can engage with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally.  Our ideal candidate is someone who can be innovative and forward-thinking in getting colleagues to embrace risk management, be accountable and make Yorkshire Housing a truly risk mature organisation.  

Sound like you? Have a gander at what you’ll be getting up to... 

  • Supporting the Senior Leadership Team and Operational Leads to ensure accurate and timely reviews of the Strategic and Operational Risk Registers for the Group.  Also, assisting operational business managers to ensure that risk calculations are accurate and risk mitigating actions are effective. 

  • Responsible for gathering information and drafting risk update reports to the leadership teams, Committees and Boards along with ensuring reviews of early warning indicators and risk appetite metrics.  This’ll include collating information for the production of monthly performance clinic reports. 

  • You’ll support to the Governance and Compliance Manager in developing and managing risk reporting across the organisation and in providing training and giving advice to the business on the application of the Risk Management Framework. 

  • Coordinating internal audits and follow up reviews with managers, also monitoring internal audit recommendations and carrying out management audits commissioned by different areas of the business. 

  • Already feel this is the role for you? There’s much more useful information you can read in the Job Description! 


So, what do we need from you? 

To be successful in this role you’ll need experience in the principles of Risk Management.  Alongside this, you’ll need amazing communication skills with the ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders in the business. 

Also, you’ll have great attention to detail, be analytical when needed and be able to make the most of technology and data! 

We don’t need a ‘yes’ person in this role, you’ll need the ability to influence and challenge as appropriate. 


It’d be a bonus if you had: 

A professional qualification in Enterprise Risk Management, such as Institute of Risk Management Certificate and previously worked in housing. 

Full details and requirements can be found on the attached job description. 


What’s in it for you 

In return, we offer a salary of £35,164.71 per annum for a 35 hour week, 25 days annual leave (raising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays.  

We also work (truly) flexibly, and believe work is something you do, not somewhere you go. 

But that’s not all. We offer a reward package to suit everyone. At YH, you can claim back for prescriptions, eye tests and more with our cash plan, make the most of a variety of retail discounts and take advantage of our pension scheme where we’ll match your contributions up to 9%, just to name a few. 

Our people’s health and wellbeing is one of our top priorities, and you can make the most of our readily available wellbeing support package. This includes access to a library of free fitness classes, as well as an instant My GP service and free counselling sessions with a trained professional. 


So, now you’re really interested? 

At YH, we’re actively building a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where everyone can contribute their best work and be themselves. We believe difference is what makes us stronger and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve, so we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds for this role. 

If you require additional support with your application, please contact our recruitment team via email to recruitment@yorkshirehousing.co.uk


The fine print  

The closing date for applications will be Friday 25th November 2022. Interviews are likely to take place w/c 12th December 2022 but could be sooner. 

If you’re applying for this role internally, you must inform your current Line Manager. 

We’re looking for people who want to get stuck in and make a positive difference to people’s lives. We want you to own the work you do and achieve impact.

You’ll make it happen by being curious and creating trust with our customers and each other. We want you to love what you do and have fun along the way.  

We’ve got a few ‘house rules’ at Yorkshire Housing (no pun intended!). One of them is work is something that you do, not somewhere that you go and another is that we think in careers, not jobs. Our flexible working environment and friendly culture means you can be yourself, take advantage of development opportunities and succeed – that’s just how we roll. 

We’re inclusive and welcoming and offer a fun and open culture with a shared belief in making a positive difference to people’s lives – it really does feel like joining a big family!

A flexible approach to the working week

Join our pension scheme, we’ll match what you pay in up to 9%

Minimum 25 days annual
leave plus buy/sell option

Access to online discounts and rewards

Wellbeing support

Internal and external training opportunities

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