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Governance, Risk & Compliance Analyst

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland / Scotland, Glasgow / Aberdeen, Scotland
£33500 - £50300 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

Job Details

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.

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

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, or Aberdeen

Salary: £33,500 - £50,300 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing, and family.

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

What is the role?

Risk Management within Transmission IT is an extremely exciting area, responsible for the identification, management, and remediation of conventional IT risks within both IT enterprise environments along with risks pertaining to the Transmission Operational Technology, OT, network.

To grow the Risk Management function, we are looking for 2 x Governance, Risk and Compliance Analysts to join the team. These roles will report into the IT Risk Manager and will be involved across the while end to end risk process.

Key responsibilities for these roles will include:

- Provide 1st line risk management support by operating, managing, and maintaining the Operational Risk Register, and providing updates to senior stakeholders, Transmission 2nd line Risk Team and Group Risk & Audit.

- Assist in the implementation of a control framework across IT and OT domains.

- Perform tasks to plan, schedule, track, monitor and manage issues related to audit, compliance and risk assessments of the control framework.

- Assist in the creation of risk reports to effectively convey outputs of risk and control assessments to senior management, highlighting controls weaknesses / deficiencies, the evolving threat landscape, horizon / emerging risks, and much more.

- Work closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders across Transmission.

What do I need?

To be considered for these roles, we would love you to have:

- Prior experience in security risk / controls assessments and ideally you will have experience with operating risk registers and/or GRC tooling.

- Knowledge on common security management frameworks would be beneficial; for example, ISO / IEC 27001/2 Standards, ITIL, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NCSC CAF, MITRE ATT&CK framework, etc.

- Collaborative skills with the ability to work across disciplines and with colleagues ensuring collective accountability and individual responsibility for task ownership.

- Strong reporting and presentational skills.

- Relevant University Degree or Certification (e.g., CompTIA Security+, CRISC, CISA, CISM, etc.) would be advantageous.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Further actions

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Laura on 01738 341814.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality 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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