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Portfolio Risk and Assurance Manager

Berkshire, Reading, England
£47600 - £71600 per annum + Bonus
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

This role is within our Networks Distribution IT team supporting our Digital Strategy and Vision to be a progressive network owner, using digital to enhance social and economic value, deliver a leading experience for our customers and to enable the energy system to support net zero carbon emissions.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

We're looking for a Portfolio Risk and Assurance Manager to join our brand new team. This is a phase of fast paced transformation, and you can help shape how we do things. Youll work with other experts to add real value and help us reach our targets through innovative thinking and approach.

About the Role

Base Location: Reading, Havant, Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: £47,600 -£71,600 + performance related bonus and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

As Portfolio Risk and Assurance Manager, you'll play a critical role in the effective management of risk across Technology Digital and Data change landscape and service Operations. This includes the identification, quantification and analysis of risk trends and overall risk exposure alongside the value driven mitigation of these risks and planning and implementation of contingencies as appropriate.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

- Ensuring accurate risk trend and exposure reporting.

- Managing risk budgets to meet strategic goals within set timeframes and budgets.

- Monitoring and enhancing mitigation strategies to align with risk impact and exposure.

- Conducting scenario planning to assure robustness of contingency strategies.

- Supporting the application of audit and assurance frameworks to improve risk management strategies.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Strong experience in Portfolio Risk Management and Assurance leadership experience within IT, OT and Data context.

- Experience of working within a Portfolio Management Office would be beneficial with a good working knowledge of key Service and change delivery processes, including status reporting, assurance and audit, budgeting and estimating, risk and issue management, quality gates and change management.

- Qualified to Practitioner Level in an industry recognised Risk Management Methodology.

- Be familiar with structured project management methodologies and a good understanding of the end-to-end project delivery lifecycle, in particular Agile delivery.

Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Laura on 01738 341814.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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