University of Bath

University of Bath

Risk and Compliance Manager (FM11650)

Job title Risk and Compliance Manager

Department Risk, Resilience and Compliance

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395

Grade Grade 8

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Monday 29 April 2024

Closing date Monday 20 May 2024

Interview date Thursday 13 June 2024

Reference FM11650

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We are seeking a motivated and influential Risk and Compliance Manager to join the Department of Risk, Resilience and Compliance.

About the role

You will be responsible for the development and oversight of the University's approach to risk management. You will provide assurance to the University's management boards and governance committees with a range of statutory and regulatory requirements, including ongoing conditions of registration with the Office for Students. This is a new role which offers a real opportunity to shape the way the University thinks about, and delivers, key parts of our organisational control framework.

You will be the central point of contact for all matters relating to Risk Management, providing advice, guidance, training and support across the organisation as required.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Mapping the three lines of defence against strategic risks as part of an assurance framework for reporting to management boards and governance committees that risks are being managed effectively.
  • Providing assurance that the University remains compliant with the ongoing conditions of registration with the Office for Students, including the development and implementation of the University's procedures for reporting reportable events.
  • About you

    Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Good experience of risk identification and management at an institutional level
  • Experience managing risk management software
  • An understanding of the compliance requirements of a major institution operating in the HE sector
  • Diligence and accuracy in their work, with strong organisation skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships at a range of levels, influencing others outside their line management chain
  • Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Richard Brooks, Director of HR, at [email protected].

    The Department of Risk, Resilience and Compliance was launched in January 2023. The Department brings together a number of related assurance functions including operational resilience, risk management, compliance, legal services, data protection, FOI and internal audit. Our expanding team is innovative and dynamic, with a collaborative and holistic approach to enhancing resilience and mitigating risk. We work closely with colleagues across the organisation, providing guidance and support, and we report to management boards and governance committees, providing assurance and recommendations for action.

    What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Risk and Compliance Manager (FM11650)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    April 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 20, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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