Head of Assurance Head of Assurance …

Aviva
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Jun 21
Negotiable dependant on experience
Aviva
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Jun 21
Negotiable dependant on experience
The Head of Assurance will report into the UKGI CCO and work as part of the UKGI CCO undertaking a role covering the UK GI business. This will include Personal Lines (PL), Commercial Lines (including Global Corporate Speciality (GCS) and SME businesses) and provide leadership on risk assurance to the UKGI 1st line Team.

The Aviva UK General Insurance (UKGI) has recently had a new Chief Control Officer appointed.  They have undertaken a full review of the team’s activities and capabilities, as well as developing a service catalogue of services that the 1st line risk team will deliver to the business.  To enable the team to successfully deliver against current expectations and to support the growth ambitions of UKGI. There is a need to shift the skills of the team to a more senior risk capability.

This requires change to the current organisational design to augment the team with more senior 1st line risk expertise.   We wish to appoint a number of roles to build out the team’s skills.  These roles are designed to augment the leadership and the current key skills and capabilities gaps in the team. The focus of the hires is to strengthen the level of 1st line risk support to both our Personal Lines  and Commercial Lines business  (including deal support to support the business growth agenda) providing experienced 1st line risk expertise, enhance the capabilities of the core shared services team and strengthen the Quality and Assurance/control testing capabilities of the 1st line risk team.

The hiring of the roles would enable the successful transformation of the team to a high-performing 1st line risk team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Head of Assurance will report into the UKGI CCO and work as part of the UKGI CCO undertaking a role covering the UK GI business. This will include Personal Lines (PL), Commercial Lines (including Global Corporate Speciality (GCS) and SME businesses) and provide leadership on risk assurance to the UKGI 1st line Team.

  • Leading on technical or complex assurance advice where appropriate and providing overall direction on activity in area of responsibility / portfolio to ensure overall delivery is consistent, resources are deployed efficiently, work is to the required standard and that coverage is sufficient
  • Lead on assurance stakeholder and relationship management at a senior management level within the business
  • Build out the assurance agenda of our Risk service catalogue
  • Deliver valuable assurance insight from our risk data
  • Coach and train the teams on assurance skills
  • Use tools and methodologies to deliver effective assurance in the business

Skills & Experience:

  • Well-developed Risk Management Skills including a successful record of building personal credibility with and influencing of senior managers and external stakeholders
  • Extensive experience in Risk assurance
  • Ideally UK general insurance market or Financial sector experience
  • Strong analytical capability and background
  • Extensive record of delivering business Risk insight
  • Ability to think long-term strategically and operationally

What will you get for this role?

  • Competitive Salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family. (Some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too, we’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying please send an email to Ciaran.Markey@aviva.com

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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