Corporate Director: Risk, Compliance and Assurance

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Money and Pensions Service
Bedford Borough Hall. We expect our senior leadership to be physically present around three days a week. You must be a full-time UK resident.
Closing Date:
5pm on Monday 4 March 2024
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
5pm on Monday 4 March 2024
Longlist Meeting
w/c 11 March 2024
Preliminary Interviews With GatenbySanderson
w/c 11 March & w/c 18 March 2024
Shortlist Meeting
w/c 25 March 2024
Staff Engagement Exercise & Psychometrics
w/c 1 April & w/c 8 April 2024
Final Panel Interviews
w/c 15 April 2024


Here at the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), we believe a financially healthy nation is good for individuals, communities, businesses and the economy. As the largest single funder of free debt advice in England we helped well over a million people with debt advice, money guidance and pension guidance over the last year. We’re looking for people who have the right skills, knowledge and behaviours for the job, but equally as important is a strong commitment to our objectives, values and vision. We passionately care about transforming lives and want this to drive everything we do as an organisation.

In successful organisations, risk, compliance and assurance management enhances strategic planning and prioritisation, assists in achieving objectives and strengthens the ability to be agile to respond to the challenges faced. This can be achieved through the effective understanding and application of risk management frameworks, standards, tools and techniques alongside an effective understanding of the organisation and its operating environment – and this is purpose of the role of Corporate Director for Risk, Assurance and Compliance in MaPS.  Reporting into the Chief Finance Officer, you will co-ordinate and monitor the risk, compliance and assurance policies and processes to provide visibility and assurance to the organisation.

The new Corporate Director, Risk, Assurance and Compliance will draw on experience of leading risk management that enables effective delivery within organisations of comparable complexity to MaPS, with the ability to build stakeholder relationships at the most senior levels and influence across the organisation, developing a culture where effective risk management can occur. As one of our new Corporate Directors, you will an experienced leader who can demonstrate a strong grasp of core competencies across risks management, employee relations, development of strategic business cases, contract management, forecasting, financial spend and controls. We need inspirational leaders who can demonstrate experience of taking people with them on a journey of transformational change and be passionate about the impact we have on the lives of people across the UK. Culture is as important as capability, and you will demonstrate a values set in line with those we have developed at MaPS.

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How to apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process. This should be completed no later than 5pm on Monday 4 March 2024

You will be asked to submit the following:

1.  A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;

2.   A Statement of Suitability (no longer than three pages) explaining:

a.  Your motivation for applying for this role

b.  How you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification;

3.  Completed Diversity Monitoring questions;

As part of the online application process, you will be asked a number of diversity-related questions. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. 

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