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Head of Organisational Resilience

Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, or Edinburgh preferred, but other locations will be considered

Salary: £74,600 - £112,000 + car / car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

This presents an incredible opportunity for a dedicated Risk/Organisational Resilience professional to join the senior leadership team within SSE's Group SHE Function in this newly created position. As the Head of Organisational Resilience, you will play a pivotal role as a trusted partner, overseeing the strategy, management, delivery, maintenance, and review of Organisational Resilience (OR).

In this role, your adept skills in engagement and influence will be crucial, both internally and externally. You'll navigate through complex and competing priorities with finesse, guiding SSE towards enhanced resilience. Your leadership will establish a process to gain insight into emerging threats, empowering SSE to proactively respond and mitigate potential disruptions. Your efforts will contribute to the SSE Group's commitment to ensuring the safety of people, the environment, and assets. Additionally, you will lead business resilience services and oversee the Group Business Continuity Manager.

Key responsibilities for this role encompass:

- Drive SSE's journey towards increased resilience, taking charge of the strategy, management, delivery, maintenance, and review of Organisational Resilience (OR).

- Engage and influence key stakeholders, fostering collaboration to effectively mitigate and respond to identified threats.

- Establish and sustain a process for oversight and foresight of emerging threats that may impact SSE's operational capabilities.

- Lead business resilience services, collaborating with business units to define suitable organisational resiliency and recovery solutions while maintaining plans at required quality thresholds.

- Manage the Group Business Continuity Manager.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we'd love for you to have:

- Substantial experience of Risk/Organisational Resilience Management along with industry experience gained in a high-hazard industry, such as offshore or petrochemical, regulatory bodies (HSE), or construction.

- Experience in formulating and implementing Organisational Resilience policies and strategies within a complex organisation, coupled with proficiency in project management and delivery.

- In-depth understanding of energy industries, market pressures, financial metrics, and the commercial impact of decisions.

- Proficiency in SHE Management Systems, Risks Management Systems, SHE Risks & UK Legal Framework, with the ability to assess statutory compliance and anticipate potential impacts of new legislation.

- A credible leader capable of providing guidance at a very senior level, showcasing excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a natural talent for building relationships, and strong influencing abilities.

About our Business

At SSE, Safety is our number one value. We live by the mantra if it's not safe, we don't do it and this is the key objective of our Safety teams. Whether it be our own people, or a focus on our customers and communities, our SHE Teams are responsible for ensuring we minimise risk and get everyone home safely at the end of the working day.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on / 01738 351671.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.