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Risk & Assurance Manager

Your Housing Group
Woolston, Warrington, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Risk Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
So.... What is this role exactly?

This is a truly unique and exciting opportunity for someone with a solid foundation in internal control or risk to come and join a high performing Risk & Assurance team as our Risk & Assurance Manager.

Following some positive internal changes due to promotion, it’s a really exciting time to join the team and directly report into and support the Director of Risk, Assurance and Improvement, as we further strengthen and continue to evolve our highly collaborative and established risk and assurance function within the Group.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced auditor or risk practitioner who may have worked in the private sector previously and is looking to move into the housing sector to truly make a difference to the lives of others.

To succeed in this role you will have incredibly high standards, be a great manager and be a true advocate for working with others in a collaborative yet objective way.

What will my working week look like?

You will be home-based, ideally living within the North West, within a reasonable travelling distance of our Head Office in Warrington, as you will need to attend meetings and training courses when needed. You’ll be required to visit our Head Office approximately 1 -2 times a week.

What will I be responsible for doing?

First and foremost, you will be responsible for the delivery of the Groups outsourced internal audit plan and leading the wider risk an assurance team to deliver on first- and second-line assurance activity. You will also lead and manage the Insurance team, ensuring that the Group manages its insurance risks appropriately and in a timely manner. You will also be responsible for the Group Business Continuity arrangements and testing.

One of the great things about this role is the variety! No two days will be the same and you will have the opportunity to work and advise a wide range of stakeholders throughout the Group.

And what would make me stand out from the crowd?

To be a successful as Risk & Assurance Manager, here at YHG, you will have....
  • A relevant internal audit, risk or accountancy qualification (IIA, IRM, ACA)
  • Knowledge or experience of insurance risk management
  • Knowledge or experience of Business Continuity practices
  • Experience of internal audit or internal controls assurance

Ideally you will be a
  • Confident and collaborative team player
  • Inspirational, experienced manager that can lead a team an inspire others.
  • Experienced and confident in advising, presenting and providing detailed reporting to senior stakeholders.

This role is really suited to someone who also understands the Three Lines of Defence (3LoD), likes to have the autonomy to get things done and can encourage and inspire others to do the same!

So, If you have a passion for delivering sound assurance on risk & internal controls, love speaking to and managing a variety of stakeholders then we would love want to hear from you!

For more detail on the role, please review the role profile available by visiting the vacancy on our website -

That all sounds great, what’s in it for me?

In return we offer a competitive salary of £50,000 - £55,000 for a 35 hour week annual leave (holidays also increase with length of service) plus Bank Holidays, but our employee offering provides much more than just a competitive salary and holiday allowance.

At #TeamYHG we measure performance on outputs and quality, not hours and minutes. We offer a flexible, homeworking culture where you’re trusted to get the job done. If you need time for an appointment, the school run or an exercise class, if it fits with business needs, we’re open to what works for you too. And when you need to collaborate with your team, you can visit Youggle House - our purpose-built collaboration, wellbeing, and social space in Birchwood, Warrington.

On top of this, we’ll provide you with a great benefits package, including a contributory pension where we match whatever you choose to contribute (up to 8%), an advanced level Healthcare cash plan through BHSF, that doesn’t just provide dental and optician cashback but also health and wellbeing benefits (such as 24/7 GP Access, money back from prescriptions and alternative therapy treatments) and an amazing discount scheme that gives you access to half price cinema tickets, subsidised gym memberships and a huge range of discounts with some of the biggest high street and online names.

And who are Your Housing Group?

Your Housing Group is a registered social landlord helping people at every stage of life to live in quality homes they can afford.

As one of the North’s sector-leading landlords, we are proud to play our role in tackling the UK's housing crisis by continually reinvesting in our 29,000 properties and tailoring our services to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We also build over 1,000 new homes each year.

We’re an employer of choice, over 88% of colleagues here recommend us as a 'great place to work'.

Closing Date: 3rd February 2024

We review applications as they’re received and reserve the right to close this advert early; if you’re interested, please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Your Housing Group values diversity and encourages applications from all communities. Your Housing Group operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for any applicants who declare they have a disability. If these applicants meet the minimum requirements for the role (as set out in the role profile and/or person specification) they will be guaranteed an interview. Your Housing Group welcomes applications from tenants, However some roles may be subject to probity checks which will override these applications where a potential conflict of interest or a probity matter has been identified.


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