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Head of Risk

United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Risk Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
• Based at Manchester Airport
• Permanent role
• Flexible/Hybrid working for a better work/life balance
• We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds

At MAG we provide the airport facilities and travel services that people need to connect with the world. As the largest UK owned airport operator, we serve over 60 million passengers a year from Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands Airports. With over 270 destinations across the globe, our businesses not only bring people together but also support the prosperity of the regions in which we operate. At MAG, we recognise creating a first-class journey for our customers starts by creating a first-class career journey for our colleagues and we are committed to building inclusive environments in which our people can thrive. You’ll also have access to some great benefits including:
• Bonus scheme
• 11% company contribution pension
• Car allowance
• Private medical scheme
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Free parking & subsidised public transport
• Huge range of company discounts

The Role
You will be responsible for further maturing and embedding MAG’s Group-wide Enterprise Risk Management Framework. You’ll ensure that the framework and associated processes clearly link to MAG’s strategic aims and complex legal and regulatory requirements. You’ll have overall responsibility for ensuring that MAG’s Audit Committee, ExCo, local Airport Boards (Manchester, East Midlands & London Stansted) and the CAVU Leadership Team have a clear, accurate and current view of the risk profile of the organisation and associated mitigation strategies. You’ll be responsible for developing a fit for purpose Risk Strategy encompassing the future vision for ERM at MAG, taking into account the overall strategic direction of the Group and the move towards becoming a data-driven organisation. You’ll lead the team and the business towards the use of data to enhance risk register quality, scoring and reporting. You’ll also use your extensive knowledge and experience to ensure that MAG remains at the forefront of innovation and quality when it comes to the implementation of ERM, working as a trusted and valued strategic partner for senior officers throughout the organisation. Your 2nd Line Group Risk team will provide first-class, value-added insight and guidance on all matters relating to risk management and internal control.

What will make you successful in this role?
You’ll be a qualified Risk professional (IRM), Internal Audit practitioner (CIIA), or accountant (ACA, ACCA) with a minimum 6 years’ PQE and at least 5 years’ direct risk management / ERM experience. You’ll also have a proven track record of developing and delivering ERM Frameworks for complex organisations and a sound technical knowledge of risk management and its application in commercial and operational environments, as well as a sound knowledge and experience of the use of data analytics in effective risk management and mitigation. You’ll be an effective communicator and influencer with the ability to produce high quality, insightful reports and presentations.


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