Risk and Insurance Manager

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Hybrid- remote working and London
£55,000- £63,000 (Depending on experience)

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

Delivery of risk management facilitation/reporting, insurance facilitation, counter fraud prevention and detection activity and data analytics.

To lead the facilitation of risk management across the NCIs to provide management and trustees with independent and objective assurance over the identification, assessment and mitigation of business risks, and to identify operational and governance improvements. In addition, assist the NCIs’ management to prevent, detect and investigate instances of fraud.

The main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Proven analytical skills and ability to extract and analyse complex electronic and other data, and clearly present risk management assurance to a range of key stakeholders.
  • Lead the implementation of risk management software and the full automation of the risk management framework across the NCIs.
  • Manage the automation of the internal audit follow up process, including the production of quarterly status reports for senior management.
  • Lead the production of Risk Management assurance reports for Audit & Risk Committees on a 6 monthly basis.
  • Support the Director of Risk and Assurance in the development of high-level risk reports, which analyse the impact of key business risks and facilitate improved decision-making.
  • Undertake negotiations associated with complex/high profile insurance claims against the NCIs in conjunction with the Risk & Assurance Department, Legal and the NCIs’ external insurance advisers.
  • Work with the NCIs’ senior management to facilitate and oversee the identification, assessment and evaluation of risks, identify appropriate mitigations and additional actions as appropriate and facilitate the update of risk registers.
  • Provide challenge and advice to senior management to ensure that the risks registers and risk management activities are timely, accurate and consistent with the risk management policy and approach of the individual NCIs.
  • Provide reports for trustees, senior management and Audit & Risk Committees, as appropriate, summarising risk management activity, changes to risk registers and emerging issues.
  • As requested, provide consultancy advice, guidance and advocacy on risk management, counter fraud and governance, that is fit for purpose, provided promptly, and is accepted by management.
  • Lead the resolution of complex and highly sensitive risk and insurance matters and programmes
  • Undertake special investigations /counter fraud reviews, as requested.
  • Ensure all counter fraud work is carried out in line with legislation and using best practice in investigative techniques for the prevention, investigation, detection and application of criminal and civil sanctions.
  • Identify and introduce computer aided and other innovative techniques for the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud and corruption.
  • Deputise for the Director of Risk and Assurance, if required, in relation to quality review of reports to senior management and Audit and Risk Committees, attendance at Committee and management meetings, as appropriate.
  • Carrying out any other duties as required.

The ideal candidate must have:


  • Relevant professional Risk, Audit or Accounting qualification i.e. Certificate in Fraud Risk Management, CRMA, MIIA, ACA, ACCA, etc.
  • Able to establish constructive working relationships with senior managers and members (trustees).
  • Able to plan and deliver risk management assignments within limited resources, meeting both customer expectations and professional standards.
  • Significant post qualification experience in the delivery of risk based counter fraud reviews across a variety of processes.
  • Experience in facilitation of risk management workshops and risk register reviews with staff and management and involvement in the production and review of risk registers.
  • Professional self-presentation and interaction with customers which creates a good impression and profile for the department and team and allows challenge, where appropriate to customers and senior management.


  • Ability to influence decision makers, coalitions and other intermediaries to effect change.
  • Competence in the use of IDEA or other data interrogation and analysis applications.


  • Wider risk management good practice and approaches.
  • An understanding of best practice in relation to counter fraud prevention, detection and investigation, including the use of fraud risk indicators.
  • Ability to extract and analyse complex electronic data in the performance of Insurance work.

Personal Attributes:

  • Friendly, collaborative and good team player.


  • The post is based in central London with remote/flexible working arrangements, but some limited travelling and overnight stays as required. The post is full-time but part-time candidates will be considered.



  • Relevant qualification in counter fraud i.e. ACFS.


  • Competence in Visio, Access and/or OneNote.


  • Knowledge of the governance and structures of the NCIs and wider Church of England.
  • Previous experience of risk management in relation to pensions and investment funds.
  • Wider risk management assurance good practice and approaches.
  • The legislative, regulatory and accounting frameworks and operations of charities and pension schemes.
  • Charity Commission risk management guidance and good practice.

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.

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Our emerging values

  • We strive for excellence
  • We collaborate
  • We act with integrity
  • We show compassion
  • We respect others

We welcome everyone and we accept and value people for who they are and what they contribute, treating others in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves. We actively listen to and include others, encouraging and enabling everyone’s voice to be heard in discussions and decisions. When we disagree, we aim to disagree well with respect and kindness.

We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you. If there is anything we can do to support you in your application please get in touch via email to hr.recruitment@churchofengland.org.

  • As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.
  • We are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.