We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.
How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with collaborative people, strategic people and insightful people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.
So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 209,000 homes, manage £4.5 billion of assets, deliver £87.9m social value and teach 80,000 children to swim each week.
More about your role
We’re growing and developing all the time and given the widespread and extensive work we do across the property sector, we require a Director of Risk Management to deliver a coordinated and proactive approach to business risk. You will set a Group risk appetite and work closely with Group Directors and the Senior Leadership Teams of Group businesses to select the best risk management frameworks for their business and ensure that these are implemented effectively. You will look for commercial or operational opportunities available when reviewing risk, identifying and harnessing synergies that can improve our service to clients and customers and increase the financial performance of the Group.
You will be responsible for and, continuously develop, appropriate risk management arrangements ensuring the achievement of Group strategy and business plan. You will provide the Group Board and senior managers with assurance, through the review of operational risk. You will develop and implement a strategic approach to risk management and operational efficiency and improvement across the Group to enable Places for People to leverage its excellent regulatory compliance and risk management and further improve in this area to be more competitive, efficient, effective and profitable.
More about you
You will already have considerable experience in setting the risk strategy for a large organisation. You will be a credible, engaging leader with experience of culture change through influencing other senior leaders and be able to evidence how you have gained the confidence of Directors. We are looking for someone who is independently minded with the intellect and gravitas to challenge team thinking, the capability to identify and embed best practice, to communicate well, and support colleagues at all levels.
Your collaborative nature will be utilised in building effective working relationships, networks & partnerships across our diverse business. You will also require a good commercial acumen and be able to navigate a path that manages risk alongside the commercial requirements of our businesses, enabling growth whilst maintaining excellent business practice.
Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that’s why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.
Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.
We know that there’s always more we can do to make you smile, that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.
If you feel you can make a difference to Places for People then please contact Richard Abelson at MERJE, the retained consultancy managing the recruitment for this role.