Corporate Risk and Insurance Manager

£41,786 - £50,128
05 Sep 2018
07 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Council’s Internal Audit, Risk and Insurance Service is currently undergoing significant change to enhance its arrangements for the provision of independent assurance over the effectiveness of the Council’s arrangements for managing risk, governance and internal control. We are now looking at appointing experienced and qualified individuals to help position this ambitious Service at the heart of the Council’s assurance arrangements. With the first rural devolution deal and a complex service delivery structure that includes group companies and huge change programmes these roles provide ideal opportunities for self-motivated individuals who are looking for new challenges and gaining experience of working in a diversified public sector organisation.

Reporting to the Head of Audit, Risk & Insurance, you will have personal accountability over the professional management of the Council’s corporate risk and insurance function and will lead on all risk management and insurance related matters in the Council and group of companies. You will lead and coordinate a programme of work across the Council to develop, implement and maintain an effective Risk Management framework that encourages balanced risk taking as well as developing insurable risk management strategies that reduce potential losses and maximise opportunities. The post holder will coordinate the appointment of insurers, brokers, loss adjusters and other experts to ensure effective management of the Council’s insurance responsibilities. You will also assist service managers to effectively manage resources to ensure best value for money and identify alternative ways of risk mitigation and financing.

About You

You will have a risk management/accounting/insurance qualification with demonstrable higher education achievement and a member of a professional body with clear evidence of continuing professional development.

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Demonstrable extensive experience in managing insurance portfolios and negotiating with insurance providers, brokers, loss adjustors and solicitors to ensure appropriate insurance policies are in place and claims are handled in a fair and reasonable manner.
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate risk management and experience of developing and implementing a risk aware culture in a large organisation at a manager level.
  • A successful track record in developing and delivering training in risk management and insurance to Members, senior managers and employees.
  • Sound commercial understanding and experience of negotiating service level agreements.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Simba Muzarurwi, Head of Audit, Risk & Insurance on 01872 323988 or email

Closing Date: 7th October 2018
Interview Date: 19th October 2018