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Risk and Assurance Manager
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1689
  • Published: Mon 14/11/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 14/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Risk and Assurance Manager

Salary: £53,897 - £65,350
Job Grade: Level 5 Zone 2
Work Location: Unit 1B, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London, N17 9LJ with opportunity for home/remote working
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 27th November 2022, 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

Employed by the London Borough of Camden the Risk & Assurance Manager will be based in North London Waste Authority (NLWA), serving Camden and six other north London boroughs.

About the role

The Risk & Assurance Manager role is an essential role, enabling the organisation to manage NLWA’s Corporate Risk Register which will need to be developed, established and agreed with key stakeholders internally and externally to the organisation such as internal NLWA teams, NLHPP, London Energy Ltd, Borough officers and Members.

The successful candidate will provide organisational expertise in risk management and use this expertise to lead, develop, implement and continually evaluate how the organisation recognises and addresses risk, including contributing to organisational business planning. The Corporate Risk Register will need to incorporate and/or consider risks in London Energy Ltd and NLHPP, when agreeing mitigations.

There will be a need to follow through with the established Corporate Risk Register and enable delivery of the key priorities and outcomes, by utilising exceptional change management skills. It is expected for the actions / mitigations of the Corporate Risk Register to form the short (next 2 years), mid (2-3 years) and long term (5 years +) priorities for the organisation, where these priorities are periodically tracked / managed.

The postholder will need to demonstrate assurance of operational and strategic plans, through working closely with the Corporate Strategy Manager, Head of Portfolio Management, Finance and HR teams

About You  

To be successful in this role you will need to have a strong, strategic mindset which is required to draw out the difference between “blue-sky” to practical risk mitigations and experience of establishing large, complex organisational / major programme assurance strategy considering corporate risks

You will be experienced in presenting complex information in a simple way to technical / non-technical / senior / non-senior people and influencing central and/or local government officers toward a successful outcome

Experience of successful complex project / programme or portfolio delivery (>£50m) and the ability to deliver through a range of stakeholders to achieve favourable results. You will be able to proactively work through changing governmental policy, particularly post-pandemic and post-Brexit and have experience of leading a corporate / risk / assurance function in a complex system / organisation have a “can-do” attitude in a politically motivated environment and have experience of establishing and delivering risk management and assurance strategies

You will need to take a collaborative approach, as your work will involve dealing with all members of the NLWA team and helping to ensure the systems work well for individuals.

You will have good analytical and reporting skills and an ability to understand and implement processes and have proven experience in planning and delivering to deadlines, including strong communication and influencing others to contribute to a mutually beneficial outcome.

You will be able to focus on internal and external customers, be innovative and creative, open to ideas and challenge and committed to individual learning and development.  

For more information regarding this role please refer to the job profile.

About NLWA

Our mission is to preserve resources and the environment for future generations by exemplary planning, innovation and communication in managing north London’s waste.

We serve two million residents in seven boroughs and run communications and engagement campaigns to help them reduce their rubbish and recycle more. We campaign for government and industry action to reduce unnecessary single-use items, encourage reuse and repair and promote effective recycling.

To help tackle the climate emergency and to prevent rubbish going to landfill, we are building the greenest Energy Recovery Facility in the country and modern recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark, through the North London Heat and Power Project

Working for NLWA

The post-holder will work for NLWA and be based at NLWA’s office in Tottenham Hale but be employed by London Borough of Camden through whom NLWA staff are employed. The North London Heat and Power Project is located at Edmonton EcoPark.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the link into your browser:

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact Bernadette Daley at