Durham County Council is the largest council in the North East covering 862 sq. miles, centred around Durham City with its Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, we have a budget of around £1.3 billion which helps us provide services for more than 513,000 people.
We have a vision and three strategic ambitions to develop County Durham over the next 15 years. We are committed to ensuring that County Durham is a place where there are more and better jobs, people live long and independent lives and our communities are well connected and supported.
To achieve those ambitions, we need people who share our passion for positive change and will commit to deliver fantastic services to the people of County Durham.
We have an incredible opportunity for a dynamic, convincing, strategic thinker who has the energy and determination to drive and deliver positive change in a large, complex organisation.
Reporting directly to the Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager, you will have responsibility for the management and direction of the Risk, Insurance and Governance Team, supporting the development and delivery of service aims and objectives to contribute to the council’s corporate priorities.
The post holder will direct, control and oversee the implementation and review the effectiveness of business risk management activity across the Council together with recommending policy and strategy to Members and the Executive for the management of business risk to which the Council may be exposed.
You will be expected to work closely with elected Members, senior management, service risk managers and audit managers to optimise the identification and communication of risk management issues and support the Corporate and Service Grouping Management Team in their liaison with external partners when identifying and managing business risk.
As part of the role you will support the Council’s Corporate Assurance Group’s responsibility to develop the Council’s Corporate Governance Framework and the preparation of the Council’s Annual Governance Statement as part of the Annual Statement of Accounts.
You will be expected to oversee the handling of all types of insurance claims handling within a local authority environment and will oversee Motor, Property and Casualty Insurance cover procurement exercises for two external clients and annual renewals for the Council and will support complex insurance case handling and oversee team workload to maintain high performance levels.
Candidates should have a relevant professional qualification at degree level or equivalent, or Risk Management / Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) / Chartered Institute of Insurers (CII) or Business Continuity qualifications.
Candidates should have demonstrable experience of working at a senior level in risk management and / or Corporate Governance and / or experience in managing an insurance function.
Durham County Council is a great place to work with an extensive range of rewards and benefits, the successful candidate could expect:
• Smarter/hybrid working
• Family friendly, flexible working between the hours of 7.30am and 7pm
• 26 or 31 days annual leave, depending on Local Government Continuous Service (excluding bank holidays) with the option to purchase an additional 10 days
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance
• Learning and development
This is a fantastic opportunity so if you think this could be the job for you, we’d love to hear from you. If you would like to discuss this position in more detail please contact Stephen Carter, Interim Chief Internal Auditor and Corporate Fraud Manager via email at Stephen.email@example.com.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 13 December 2021.
Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.
As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.
In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.
Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 26724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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