Head of Risk Management

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Job Type



High Wycombe

Contract type

Permanent - Full-time

The Housebuilding industry is facing unprecedented times; with the UK’s imminent departure from the EU, the demand for housing still strong and the overall political uncertainty, it’s more critical than ever that we monitor our external and internal environment for all kinds of risk factors.

The Head of Risk Management is a key member of the Head Office Finance team that drives the commercial performance of the group. Supporting the business, you will seek to take opportunities to deliver enhanced value by setting frameworks to anticipate and mitigate potential risks to the Group’s future success.

 The Head of Risk Management will have a deep knowledge of risk management and gain broad industry knowledge, to enable business to take advantage of value-creating decisions, operations and processes in an appropriately controlled manner.

Critical to the success of this role will be the ability to develop relationships across the business (operational and functional) and use these together with their extensive risk management knowledge to identify and implement further enhancements to the process.

What you will do:

  • Developing a high-level risk management framework, outlining the roles and responsibilities from the Group Management Team through to Group Functions, Divisions and Business Units. Document all risk related roles and responsibilities
  • Manage the overall risk management process of the business including the design and implementation of the process for effective identification and assessment of risks throughout the business (e.g. operational and functional). With assessment considering the likelihood and potential impact (both financial and non-financial)
  • Develop tools, processes and key risk indicators to monitor changes in the likelihood and impact of risks
  • Help managers at all levels across the organization ensure that risk management is embedded at an operational level within the business and that staff at all levels are aware of and manage risk as a core part of their responsibilities
  • Develop an over-arching control framework which clearly articulates the key internal risks across the value chain which may impact significantly on the Group’s future success.  The framework will define the core value-chain process maps, highlighting these key risks and the key controls to mitigate those risks
  • Liaise with other specialist external advisors/risk managers to identify best practice in terms of process, identification and management of risk and identify areas for continuous improvement and implement the recommendations.

What you will have:

  • Broad experience of risk management at a senior management level
  • Proven track record and ability to operate comfortably with stakeholders at a senior level (e.g. Managing Directors, Finance Directors, Head of Function and Executive and Non-Executive Directors)
  • Strong planning and project management experience
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation and an awareness of changes within the market.

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work:

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers licence. 

uccessful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage). 

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team. 

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

Closing Date

Monday 11th November 2019

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.