Risk Management Lead

Ordnance Survey
Southampton, UK/Remote
Added: April 26, 2024

Risk Management Lead (Fulltime) - Salary – £57,222 to £74,052 (dependent on experience) - Hybrid working.

At OS, our vision is to be recognised as world-leaders in geospatial services; creating location insight for positive impact. We use our valuable data and know-how to help drive the future success of Britain and other nations. We facilitate important decisions that enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

Join us and you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact. To empower projects that deliver real-world benefits across Britain and internationally. To hear our customers say they couldn’t have done it without us. And to be central to OS’s vision: to be recognised as world leaders in geospatial services; creating location insight for positive impact.

Join our dynamic Corporate Services team

Corporate Services work with the business to provide legal, finance and strategy expertise. We work with our colleagues, ensuring they can identify and manage business and strategic risks effectively, procure suppliers fairly, trade compliantly, as well as managing cashflow, revenue and costs. We deliver insightful analysis, managing programmes and projects across the business through effective collaboration and teamwork. The Corporate Services Team is made up of Corporate Finance & Management Information, Finance Business Partnering, Financial Operations, Legal, Procurement and Programme & Project Management.

About the role

In this role you will develop and actively lead the risk management programme at OS, providing both active leadership and clear direction to managing the organisation level strategic risks whilst supporting functional leaders to manage the holistic risk agenda across the business. You will also use your expertise in the field of risk management to guide and advise colleagues on their approach to managing both corporate and project level risks.

What we’re looking for

In this role you will:

  • Create and be responsible for the delivery of the risk management policy and framework ensuring that best practice is adopted and kept current and relevant within the business
  • Responsible for maintaining an active, companywide, risk register, proactively identifying and managing risks, issues, and dependencies, and ensuring appropriate actions and arrangements are in place to manage, control and mitigate risk, and ultimately safeguard the company
  • Lead risk mitigation activities through adopting a programmatic approach, ensuring clear reporting and transparency on the status of risk into the Executive team, and Audit & Risk Committee (OSARC)
  • Provide objective review, challenge, and advice for executive leadership team, ensuring that OS always complies with the principles of good corporate governance and risk management
  • Act as risk champion within the company, leading a virtual team of risk champions across the company to create roadmaps and programmes of work to improve risk maturity, ensuring best practices are adopted, followed, and maintained
  • Build and maintain internal and external stakeholder relationships with the ability to influence others in their decision making

The Rewards

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  • Salary – £57,222 to £74,052 (dependent on experience)
  • Performance related bonus up to 10%
  • A competitive pension scheme (OS contributes up to 12.07%)
  • 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays on joining additional to bank holidays (3 taken over Christmas)
  • Paid maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Free subscription to OS Maps
  • Access to online learning platforms
  • Coaching and Mentoring schemes
  • Plus, a suite of excellent additional perks and benefits

At OS, we believe looking after your health and wellbeing means more than posters and events. We empower you to manage your work and life the way you need it by offering things like

  • An extra days’ leave for each year you work, up to 33 days
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hybrid working
  • Free onsite parking at our modern HQ in Southampton
  • We adopt flexible working and can consider different working hours dependent on the role and your personal circumstances
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • OS Explorers Nursery discount
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Location: We embrace a hybrid working model at OS and understand there is no one size fits all in relation to how we work. We have a fantastic HQ in Southampton, Hampshire where you will be required to spend around 2 days a week with the remaining time being a personal choice as to whether you work from home or spend more time at OSHQ.


OS conducts DBS background checks for all joiners and some of our roles require additional security clearance, including to SC or DV level in some cases. We will tell candidates at the appropriate time during the recruitment process if additional clearance will be required for this role.

Closing date: Sunday 05 May 2024

We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that people may need during the recruitment process, and you will be asked whether you require any during the application process.

We believe diversity and inclusion is about working together – in an encouraging and respectful environment to reach our full potential. We believe combining diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives will help us reach our vision and be trusted and admired across the globe for setting the standards and leading the way.

We are looking for enthusiastic people from a range of backgrounds and welcome applications from any race, age, gender, background, or religion.

We’re individually talented and collectively powerful, and we give you the space to take your career in whichever direction you want.