Head of Risk & Assurance

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire
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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. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble our net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading or Havant.

Salary: £ Competitive + 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

As Head of Risk and Assurance for SSE’s Renewables business, you’ll be accountable for leading and further developing the central Risk and Assurance team, and the service it provides to the Managing Director and Executive Committee of the SSE Renewables (SSER) business across the UK, and all international jurisdictions. Utilising your comprehensive assurance, risk management, and business improvement expertise, you’ll support the delivery of business objectives while ensuring all associated regulatory, legal and internal Group obligations are met in this dynamic, fast-growing business, focused on developing, constructing, owning and operating Renewables generation assets.

As part of this role, you will also lead the business’s mitigation of key business-wide risk areas, including acting as anti-financial crime officer for SSER and leading on information security and data privacy. Beyond the SSE Renewables business, you will work closely with Group functions such as Risk, Audit and Ethics & Compliance to influence the future direction of the Group wide risk and controls framework.

What do I need?

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

- A detailed understanding of the operation of the system of internal control within a large and growing organisation

- Knowledge and awareness of the Regulatory and Legislative obligations relating to the Renewables industry.

- Extensive experience being actively involved in the management of risk and delivery of business-wide assurance at a senior level.

- A high degree of comfort in presenting to, influencing and negotiating with Senior leadership, including at Executive / Board level.

- An analytical mindset with the confidence to challenge the status quo in a constructive manner.

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 Pamela on pamela.fleming@sse.com/01738 342002.

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.