What is the purpose of the role?
The compliance and control lead will be an analytical individual with strong stakeholder management experience with responsibility for the supporting the delivery of the operational risk management framework. The compliance & control lead will be an experienced IT risk control professional with responsibility for driving an effective compliance and control environment within IT Operations leading to an improved risk profile.
What makes this role unique?
We have a number of vacancies in our IT department. This is a chance for you to work in our innovative creative office space where you will be able to visually demonstrate your skills, ideas and insights openly. This is a challenging role which requires you to help deliver the best next generation services to all our customers. Thames Water are about to embark on a very exciting journey to improve our IT services. You will be part of a new team creating our own in house multi-million pound ITIL service management framework. You will be involved in continuously improving our service for our current and future long term vision.
What will this role involve?
To ensure that the agreed risk management framework is followed for all risks across the service delivery teams and the IT function, and the risk management framework is reviewed and audited.
Preparing the organisation to respond in a timely and quality manner to internal and external audit initiatives and manage the closure process of any actions arising
To provide control assurance on controls identified to mitigate key risks aligned with defined control framework (ITIL/COBIT).
Provide advice to IT operations leadership team and across the service delivery
Function on compliance to applicable laws, regulations and standards, e.g. GDPR, PCI DSS.
To develop and implement compliance and control metrics to support decision making by the service delivery leadership team.
To develop understanding of emerging compliance requirements through engagement with central compliance teams and external networks and develop 3rd party oversight procedures and audit programmes.
Work with CSI team to ensure identified framework deficiencies are remediated and act as an in hours point of escalation for the IT department on risk management.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone with a degree level education e.g. BSc and with a significant background in IT risk control management. You will have experience working with data privacy regulations and great familiarity with incoming GDPR requirements and standards such as PCI, DSS, and ISO The right candidate will have a risk management qualification, and understanding of principles and best industry practises of business continuity, disaster recovery and IT service continuity. All applicants must have experience of implementing and working with IT governance frameworks, e.g. COBIT and experience of identifying and assessing the adequacy of controls frameworks and making appropriate control recommendations. Essential skills required are decision-making, problem-solving, team building, negotiation and conflict management, time management skills and have an understanding of IT governance, risk & control frameworks.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at our offices in Reading. We are offering a salary of between £42,000 and £46,200, dependant on skills and experience.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 26/01/2018.