Risk and Compliance Officer

Posted 14 March by Inchcape Retail Limited

Risk & Compliance Officer - IFS Portsmouth


This role is fundamental in ensuring IFS complies with its various business compliance obligations with regards to regulation, legislation and company policies and procedures. The primary focus of the role is to ensure IFS complies with, and retains the ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001 and CyberEssentials certifications. This role also has an important part to play in ensuring that IFS has a robust risk management system in place. The role holder will also support the Head of Legal to deliver efficient and effective compliance with legislative requirements, including GDPR.

The role holder has a leading role to play in embedding a positive culture of ethics and compliance at IFS through training and raising awareness of required behaviours, monitoring compliance with these requirements and promoting a culture of continuous improvement across the company.


* Plan and deliver assurance activities to monitor compliance with the ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001 and CyberEssentials certifications and manage the relationships with the external auditors for these certifications

* Identify, report on and remediate any non-conformances with relevant standards through ensuring appropriate corrective actions are agreed and completed by the relevant action owners

* Ensure that staff are suitably inducted, trained, supported and monitored by senior and local management

* Respond to requests for information from tenders, customers, suppliers and other sources, co-ordinating across IFS to provide supporting information and documentation to the requestors and responding to follow up queries

* Support the Head of Legal to manage and develop appropriate processes for GDPR and other regulations

* Support the management and mitigation of risks in close co-operation with various teams and functions across IFS

* Responsible for the development, auditing, testing and implementation of Business Continuity Plans

* Obtain and maintain security clearance checks as required by the business for all IFS colleagues


* Experience of an audit environment and knowledge of ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials and GDPR requirements

* Experience of owning and delivering risk, compliance or audit plans and continuous improvement initiatives

* Excellent IT skills and ability to assess documents & systems for conformity to internal and external standards

* Ability to build relationships at all levels across a business and ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes

* Experience of managing own workload with limited supervision and working under pressure to achieve deadlines


* A highly organised individual who can manage multiple work streams simultaneously

* A pro-active, motivated and confident individual proficient with compliance systems, reporting and analysis of data

* A resilient individual who can display high levels of discretion and confidentiality respecting the sensitive and secure nature of any privileged information they may come across as part of their role


As a Risk & Compliance Officer, you will receive a competitive salary, we also offer great benefits including:

22 days holiday, rising to 25 after 5 years
Company pension scheme
Life assurance
Childcare voucher scheme
Discount gym membership
Vehicle purchase discount
Employee Advantage - retail discounts with over 3000 retailers
Cycle to work scheme

and more!

Required skills

  • Compliance Monitoring
  • ISO
  • Risk Management
  • Data Protection Act
  • GDPR

Reference: 34688708

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