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Posted Date:  21-Sep-2022
Posting End Date:  18/10/2022
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Finance and Assurance
Salary (£):  Up to £50,000

Senior Corporate Risk Lead




Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.


Here at Severn Trent, our central Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team sits within the Finance Department and are responsible for providing risk assurance across the Severn Trent Group.  This high-profile team brings together executive-and Senior Management level risk owners to manage the entire scope of Group risks more effectively.


We are on the lookout to bring in a new ERM Reporting Lead who will be responsible for managing the formal reporting process for the business so that we can provide monthly Executive action updates, formal Board and Executive reports and external risk submissions within our Annual Report and Accounts which go to our investors and senior stakeholders.


You will work closely with other members of the ERM Team, The ERM Manager and the Head of Risk & Treasury to ensure that we are managing and reporting risks in line with our Corporate ERM Policy and Standards.


We also provide 2nd line assurance over our key controls and risk mitigation plans in place to ensure our ERM risks are being managed in line with the Company risk appetite. We believe that this role will give you a great insight into how the business operates, the various departments and the strategic outcomes that our business areas are striving to achieve.

Are you a Risk or Audit Professional with strong, proven experience of providing accurate and compelling reports to ensure your business’s current position is known and clear?


Well, if you are, read on.




This is a unique position at Severn Trent as you will play a leading role in many different elements which will ensure our risks are captured, assessed and mitigated.  As part of the Risk Management process, you will effectively lead our executive and board risk reporting cycle and ensure there is appropriate review and challenge on all updated submissions to ensure consistency, accuracy, and style.


Your Stakeholder Engagement will be key as you will need to influence key people, at all levels, to ensure all risk information, updates and actions are completed to time and standard and you will also be expected to challenge and work with Risk Owners to ensure reports contain the required information for the audience its being presented to.

You will work with key stakeholders to update the risk section of the ARA and Principal Risks and keep tabs on Emerging risks. You will also provide relevant data and insights to help assist the Enterprise Risk Manager to manage risk, and risk communication within our business.




Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


We’ll be looking for you to be excellent at report writing and have an ability to tailor reports to different audiences.  We’d also want you to have the confidence and ability to challenge and question information whilst maintaining excellent relationships with stakeholders.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.


We do more, because we care.




It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year




Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.


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