Head of Risk & Governance

National Museums Liverpool
Liverpool, Merseyside
£43,403 - £48,947
Closing date
1 Aug 2021

Job Details

Our people are at the heart of National Museums Liverpool.

Colleagues from across the NML team make a difference every day, creating memorable experiences for everyone and challenging expectations. We pride ourselves on being a place for everyone, but we are always aiming higher, aspiring to be representative of the communities we serve. Through our people, we are building a culture which embeds trust, respect and inclusion and an organisation in which people are engaged and empowered to enable National Museums Liverpool to evolve. You could be just the right person to join us.  

We currently have the post(s) of Head of Risk & Governance available.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a new Risk and Governance function within National Museums Liverpool. This small team will facilitate and support effective risk management, governance, counter-fraud and information management arrangements across the NML group. The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator, who can influence and engage with multiple stakeholders at different levels across the organisation, including at Executive Leadership team and Board level.

You may already be working in a similar governance or risk management role, or within an Internal Audit function. You'll be able to demonstrate experience of developing and facilitating effective governance, information management and risk management arrangements and reporting within a complex organisation. If you are not already working in a public body or charity, you will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of our sector and the regulatory and governance frameworks within which we operate.

You may be professionally qualified in a relevant field, or working towards a professional qualification, or have commensurate experience. The opportunity to complete formal training within the role would be considered. NML are supportive of agile and flexible working although there will be a need to travel to Liverpool some of the time.


Working with our partner organisations in the Liverpool and North West areas, National Museums Liverpool is encouraging applications from under-represented groups by providing support and advice to applicants who may never have thought about a career in museums, art galleries and the cultural sector.

We are holding two online, live recruitment events at 6pm on 1st July 2021 & 10:30am 2nd July 2021 for us to talk about our museums, the roles, and our vision for the future. This will be an opportunity for you to find out about us and to ask our panel questions about the job and application process. Please follow the link to whichever the live event you wish to attend.

Thursday live event

Friday live event

If you think you match the job description and our organisation ethos then click on the link to apply with your CV and covering letter. 

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