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Swindon, Wiltshire UK Research and Innovation

Senior Assurance Manager

Salary: £43,116
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Open Ended
Location: Polaris House, Swindon
Grade: E

Closing Date: Wednesday 10th July 2024

Job Overview

This is an exciting opportunity to apply your assurance and people skills to deliver The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology's (DSIT) international research & innovation funds. As a key part of the International Research and Innovation Portfolio Management Office (IRI-PMO) you will be driving delivery of DSIT international R&I funds such as the International Science Partnerships Fund working with UK Partner Organisations.

This is a fascinating post, with opportunities to develop your skills and experience, and be innovative in your approach to doing so. It is also an excellent opportunity to develop your assurance career; with considerable space for development, training and working with a wide range of colleagues across DSIT, partner organisations and government more widely.

The IRI-PMO is a UKRI team that works closely with DSIT on the delivery of DSIT Funds across UK partner organisations. Applicants should be aware this role is likely to transfer to DSIT in early 2025.

Responsibilities

Responsible for ensuring ISPF and legacy ODA funds have appropriate levels of assurance for their complexity. Recognised as an authority for all assurance related activity and able to provide guidance on the types of assurance / requirements across the PMO and DSIT International R&I funds team. Supporting the development of assurance framework and Assurance Plan. Producing and negotiating DSIT allocation and assurance letters with external partners, DSIT Sponsorship colleagues and legal teams Managing assurance related queries & issues Compliance: External reviews, due diligence and fraud processes, audits To view the full job description please click apply and visit our careers page.

About you

Thorough understanding of project/programme management techniques and tools applied to monitoring compliance with legislation and best practice as well as reviewing project/programme progress. Ability to systematically identify and monitor risks and issues, planning how to mitigate, and respond to those risks and issues, implementing the responses. Show initiative and act proactively, be able to think and adapt quickly; and be able to operate independently when required. Track record in developing strong, collaborative partnerships across diverse teams and external partner.

Benefits

We recognise and value our employees as individuals and aim to provide a favourable pay and rewards package! We are committed to supporting employees' development and promote a culture of continuous learning!

A list of benefits below.

  • An outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
  • 30 days' annual leave in addition to 10.5 public and privilege days (full time equivalent)
  • Employee discounts and offers on retail and leisure activities.
  • Employee assistance programme, providing confidential help and advice.
  • Flexible working options
  • Please click here for more details on the Benefits of working for UKRI - UKRI

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide an up-to-date CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role. Further information on how to apply is listed on our careers page.

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