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Job description

Specific responsibilities will be focused on the Assurance activities described below but may include additional responsibilities drawn from risk and governance.
This role is likely to involve upskilling in responsibilities across the wider Risk, Assurance & Governance Team. This is to support stronger team succession planning

Leadership and Management:

- Lead on and develop the risk and assurance partners
- Apply leadership skills to support the team to maintain an in-depth knowledge of CDIO and Directorate business and to use that knowledge to challenge and improve CDIO business risk and audit management
- Fulfil delegated duties of the Heads of Risk, Assurance and Governance as required.


- Develop and maintain risk, control and assurance frameworks and ensure alignment with HMRC Corporate risk and assurance management policy and standards.
- Ensure that Departmental Risk & Issue reporting requirements are met for CDIO-owned risks.

Assurance Management:

- Support the delivery and embedding of CDIO Assurance and Control Frameworks
- Deliver assurance reviews arising from the annual CDIO Assurance Plan producing findings, recommendations and reports
- Support the strengthening of CDIO's second-line assurance provision; aligning and continuously improving risk, assurance and governance activity
- Support the development of a CDIO control register and promote the HMRC Control & Risk Register Tool (CARR Tool)
- Deliver a source of central expertise to support business process owners in their understanding of the CARR Tool requirements and detailing CDIO key business processes, risks and controls.

Risk Management:

- Deliver business analysis of risk, audit and assurance recommendations to advise Risk & Assurance Board reviews and decisions
- Deliver a source of central expertise to CDIO to respond to business commissions and pro-actively drive improvements to the maturity of risk, assurance & governance practices
- Lead and develop CDIO risk and assurance communities to promote best practice
- Integrate risk and assurance into the planning, performance and financial management processes owned by CDIO Finance
- Deliver a framework of risk and assurance education to meet the development plans and requirements of CDIO delivery areas and leaders and staff;

Essential Criteria:

  • Strong influencing and communication skills (including the ability to influence and communicate at a senior leader level)
  • Proven experience of delivering business analysis of risk, audit and assurance
  • Ability to collaborate and partner, optimally reaching desired outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a customer focused environment (internal or external)
  • Evidence of assurance experience



  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

    If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional center location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department's Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

    Things you need to know


    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Strengths and Experience.

    As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and statement of suitability. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

    The statement of suitability should cover how you meet the specification within the job advert, with particular focus on the essential criteria.

    Applicants will be sifted on CVs and statements of suitability submitted against the speciation above, in particular the essential criteria.

    Interviews will focus on the candidates' application, the Strengths, their knowledge, experience and competence, and the essential criteria required.

    If there is high interest a pre-recorded interview will be conducted at an agreed time with candidates. From this final live video interviews will take place. Times to be confirmed. You will be expected to deliver a 5-minute presentation on "Describe three key components you believe make up an effective Assurance Framework?" as part of the interview.

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview.

    Further Information:

    Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.

    A reserve list may be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

    Any move to HMRC will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You will however have access to the governments Tax Free Childcare scheme.

    Security Update:

    If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment.

    Successful candidates must pass a Disclosure and Barring Security Check. Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions.

    Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant's details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

    A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

    HMRC transformation:

    In November 2015, HMRC announced the next step in our ten-year modernisation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future, committing to high-quality jobs and the creation of new regional centres serving every region and nation in the UK. We set out our plans to consolidate into 13 large, modern offices, equipped with the digital infrastructure and training facilities needed to build a more highly-skilled workforce. These offices will be located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford. There will also be a small number of specialist sites, where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. In addition, our Welsh language service has people in specialist roles located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff. If you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HMRC's applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases this will be via a transitional site. If you are not a current civil servant, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. If you are a current HMRC employee and you joined HMRC through an advert that was advertised on or after 11/01/2017, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. This is in line with the terms of your original appointment to HMRC. For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

    Terms and Conditions:

    Some of HMRC Terms and Conditions of employment changed on 1st May 2013, these will apply to people who are new recruits to HMRC or who take a new job in HMRC on promotion. The document attached to this advertisement provides more information on the changes we made, please note this is not a full list of HMRC's terms and conditions. If you need to discuss how these changes might affect you, please contact the vacancy holder. For further information on terms and conditions please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/about/recruitment#annual-leave


    If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information.

    New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

    Reasonable adjustment:

    If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

    If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

    Contact Government Recruitment Service via HMRCRecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

    Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

    Nationality requirements

    Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

  • Industry
    Job Sector
    Job Position
    Credit/Risk Management
    Estimated Salary
    £37,503.00 - £41,683.00
    Telford, UK Show on map
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