Becoming a Risk and Compliance Manager with Axelos:
The AXELOS Risk and Compliance Manager, reporting to the COO will be driving the Risk and Compliance strategy and implementation forward whilst protecting the business from major incidents and keeping risks within tolerance. Operational compliance to all ISO and other standards and regulations is the responsibility of the Risk and Compliance Manager.
What you will do:
Continuously develop and enhance AXELOS' Risk Management Strategy and Framework, ensuring that these are in line with best practice in the business strategy and Capita Group Standards at all times;
Responsible for the development, testing and maintenance of all risk tools and processes within the Framework, such as the Risk Taxonomy, Risk Appetite Framework, Policy Framework and Risk and Control Self-Assessment processes;
Responsible for the design, and deliver, a strategy for the engagement of key stakeholders relevant to the delivery and embedding of proposed risk standards, tools and solutions;
Manage and maintain the risk management and policy area on AXELOS intranet, including index creation and gate-keeping content to ensure it all remains current and complaint;
Regular reporting to the AXELOS Executive Leadership Team, AXELOS Board and Capita Group on the status of the risk register, trends, ongoing and overdue actions, controls, concerns.
Lead the improvement of risk and compliance practices within the business as a whole, by providing consulting support, advice and guidance to internal colleagues at all levels. Build strong working relationships with senior colleagues across the organisation to gain credibility and provide appropriate level of review and influence;
Analyse Risk Management Information to proactively identify gaps in risk management practice. Instruct senior managers and work with them to ensure appropriate improvement activity is identified.
Your experience will include:
A legal, compliance, IT security/ InfoSec or audit background
Thrives on change, ability to drive the risk and compliance strategy level forward
Customer focus - ability to meet the demands of internal and external customers
Passion for technology and security safeguarding with a desire to deliver
Expert knowledge of data privacy legislation including GDPR and be able to draw on the privacy teams and expertise within the Capita Group including local data protection laws
Forms business partnerships that help drive the IT security strategy forward
Experience in a similar type of role in a multinational business and dealing with DPAs, governments and industry bodies
Experience in managing data incidents and breaches
Knowledge of ISO27001 and other information security standards
Knowledge of PCI DSS standard
Ability to make good judgements regarding data privacy risks and to prioritise resources and activity around managing those risks
Able to conduct the role independently and with integrity
Ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks and projects
Good personal communication skills capable of dealing with wide range of stakeholders, including senior management
Proven ability to establish and maintain a high degree of confidentiality, respect, trust and credibility at all levels
AXELOS offers employees a unique culture, combining the dynamic and autonomous environment of a start-up combined with all the benefits, opportunities, and support of a large plc. We formed just five years ago as a JV between Capita and the Cabinet Office and are always on the lookout for passionate people to join our growing team of around 100 employees.
AXELOS manages, develops and grows a portfolio of best practice methodologies used across the world including ITIL ®, PRINCE2®, MSP® and a collection of cyber resilience best practice products; RESILIA™. Find out more at .
What's in it for you?
23 days holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
Company matched pension, annual bonus life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave…and plenty more
Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
What we hope you'll do next:
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We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees
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