Senior Compliance and Risk Manager

Cranfield University
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£48,039 to £57,779
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Senior Compliance and Risk Manager


Cranfield University


Executive Office

Based at

Cranfield or Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type



Full time starting salary is usually in the range of £48,039 to £57,779 per annum, with potential progression to £70,000 per annum

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  • Role Description

    Senior Compliance and Risk Manager

    About the Opportunity

    Are you looking for an opportunity to create significant impact and influence the future course of our organisation's risk and security compliance management? We are offering a unique opportunity to become a part of a newly established team that will allow you to leverage your subject matter knowledge and expertise to bring about transformative change.

    About the Role

    You will support the Security Commercial Director in designing, delivering and continuously improving an institutionally holistic compliance and risk architecture. This will include collaborative engagement with internal and external stakeholders such as members of Cranfield staff, students, government authority bodies, industry, funding bodies, academic organisations, and international allies.

    You will be responsible for implementing a change in culture and awareness whilst ensuring a robust, resilient and auditable practice in relation to Cranfield's compliance and risk obligations across all University activities.

    Working alongside the Security Commercial Director you will liaise closely with stakeholders to plan, prioritise and enable contributions to current and future Cranfield policy and processes. You will have personal responsibility for managing a spectrum of activities including:

  • Lead the delivery and provision of subject matter expert advice, training and act as the initial point of contact across all internal stakeholders regards risk and compliance concerns including NPSA Campaigns, Export Controls, National Security & Investment (NSI) Act, the Nagoya Protocol, and emerging legislative agendas such as the Foreign Influence Registration Scheme (FIRS) and Martyn's Law .

  • Develop a holistic programme of compliance and risk governance including data recording, reporting, monitoring and management of export control and comparative compliance and risk obligations to ensure timely and managed requirements.

  • Design and deliver training, workshops, presentation materials, policy and processes to meet and formally record our compliance and risk obligations.
  • About You

    To be successful in the role you will have a track record of influencing senior stakeholders and driving behavioural and cultural change, while leveraging your subject matter expertise to establish credibility.

    You will be educated to degree level or have substantial experience in risk or compliance management. Holding a Programme Management qualification (e.g. MSP) or a, legal qualification would be a significant asset. You will have prior experience at a senior level of providing solutions, taking into account various requirements and needs of multiple stakeholders

    In addition, you will have experience of one or more of the following:

  • Export Controls, NSI Act and emerging legislative agendas, NPSA Campaigns, Export Controls, National Security & Investment (NSI) Act, the Nagoya Protocol, and emerging legislative agendas such as the Foreign Influence Registration Scheme (FIRS) and Martyn's Law.
  • If this experience has been gained from the UK Defence and/or Security sectors this will be an advantage.

    We value your ability to work independently and self-motivate, enabling you to find innovative and practical solutions to complex problems. You will have the ability to apply existing knowledge of compliance and advise the institution on how to approach risk.

    About Us

    In return, we offer a unique package of benefits. As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked two years in a row in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners. The responsibilities of this role are split between our Shrivenham and Cranfield sites. This post can be based at either, with travel to the other site as required.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Chris Buckland, Security Commercial Director, at [email protected].

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 26 November 2023. Please note that this role may close earlier.

    Interviews to be held: w/c 04 December 2023

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