Innovate UK is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation:
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency:
Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science, technology, business models, process and commercial innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, higher value jobs and exports. Our aim at Innovate UK is to keep the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity.
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To support the Deputy Director of Operations Governance and Head of Governance in developing and embedding risk management and designing and implementing new controls where appropriate.Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
To work with key stakeholders throughout Innovate UK to develop and embed risk management
To deputise for the Head of Governance as appropriate
To develop a risk based culture across the organisation
To work proactively with Directorate risk champions in managing risk
To work effectively with the UKRI Risk Business Partner in achieving the above
To ensure UKRI risk policies and practices are properly implemented within Innovate UK
To document risks and controls in Innovate UK processes and to lead on identified improvements
To understand the key legal, policy and good practice frameworks within which Innovate UK works and to identify associated levels of risk
To carry out investigations to identify Innovate UK’s level of compliance with legal, policy and good practice frameworks and to make recommendations for better compliance
To work with Head of Governance in identifying and implementing new legislative and other good practice guidance in the governance and assurance areas. To ensure that the organisation is well informed through appropriate briefings
To Identify opportunities for improvements in the control frameworks in response to legal requirements and support the design and implementation of appropriate solutions
To Manage and carry out miscellaneous project work as directed by the Head of Governance and other senior stakeholders
Support other ad-hoc business requirements as necessary
This is an outline description of the key responsibilities and accountabilities involved in the job. This is not an exhaustive list and the post-holder might be expected to undertake any other duties across the wider directorate, commensurate with the Band and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training.
Educated to A-level standard or with equivalent experience
Risk/Audit/Governance Qualification (or equivalent practical experience)
Educated to degree-level or with equivalent experience
Hands on experience of working within a fast-paced environment and meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders
Risk and Controls experience
Supporting/delivering work for senior stakeholders including Senior Managers, Directors or Board members
Identifying and implementing improvements in control and assurance frameworks
Documentation of risks and controls
Understanding of the main legal, policy and good practice frameworks within which Innovate UK works
Supporting with the management of corporate policies and carrying out compliance checks
Clear understanding, of Public Sector governance standards particularly as set out in HM Treasury “Managing Public Money”
Designing and delivering training to non-specialist audiences
Understanding of good practice in grants management
Organisational skills to manage own workload and to help the wider team
Stakeholder management skills and the ability to deal effectively with Directors and other senior stakeholders
The ability to understand and communicate detailed regulations
An enquiring mind and proactive approach
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to produce clear, concise and accurate presentations and written documents
Good presentation skills and an engaging manner
Highly IT literate with strong Excel skills with experience of managing data and maintaining audit trails and data integrity
A flexible approach, willing to take on new challenges as they arise
As with all roles at Innovate UK applicants will need to demonstrate compatibility with and capability against our Core
Thinking and Problem Solving – Stakeholder management – Communication skills – Influencing – Self-awareness/self-management – Strategic awareness – Working with others– Project management
There may be the occasional requirement for national travel.
Civil Service Transfers:
Any move to UKRI from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/. Any move within UKRI is not a change in employer and therefore existing childcare voucher provision can continue in this circumstance.• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pensionSuccessful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.First Stage
*Subject to Change
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This job is broadly open to the following groups:
nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
nationals of the Republic of Ireland
nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
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