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Insurance, Risk Management and Business Continuity Officer

Oxford City Council
Oxford - Town Hall/Work from home (Hybrid)
G9: £50,211 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

The role

We are looking for an Insurance, Risk Management and Business Continuity Officer to join our Financial Accounting team. This post is responsible for managing the Council’s insurance portfolio and insurance claims plus dealing with risk management administration and queries, leading on the production and maintenance of the corporate business continuity plan, and co-ordinating the production of departmental business continuity plans. The post holder will also be required to cover day to day treasury management matters in the absence of the Technical Officer and cover other aspects of the team’s work from time to time. The team covers the corporate accounting functions of the Financial Services Department including production of the statements of accounts, treasury management, VAT, risk management administration, insurance and monitoring council tax and business rates as well as working on projects.

If you have a track record in managing insurance policies and claims, risk management and business continuity, have excellent numeracy and communication skills, are a strong team player, and have experience of delivering high quality customer service then we want to hear from you.

You will be highly motivated and organised with a positive “can do” attitude. You will be able to communicate clearly with staff of all levels and with members of the public. You will have a keen eye for detail and demonstrable experience of managing the insurance provision of a large and complex organisation in conjunction with successfully liaising with and managing the insurance providers. Experience of treasury management would be advantageous.

About us

Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.

We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.

Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.

We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service. 
We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development
An above average pension offering
Plus other great benefits

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

We usually do 1st interviews online but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 08 July 2024

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 23 July 2024

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Bill Lewis on email

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We are striving to become a more inclusive employer and to represent the communities that we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from ethnic and minority communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

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