Governance Consultant – 9 Month Secondment (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)
Location: We’re flexible
Ensuring that the People Team deliver excellent Customer Outcomes by adhering to the governance frameworks and remaining compliant is critical to what we do and plays a major part in the success of our business.
Do you have some experience with governance frameworks and looking for an opportunity to gain exposure to the People Team? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for someone to join the Governance team providing ongoing support to the People Team across all regulatory matters including supporting people leaders across the UK on the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR).
Zurich embraces flexible working so you will be able to work from home but we would ideally like you to be based from our Swindon office so you can work closely with others in the team and the wider business. We’re flexible though so this isn’t essential as flexible working can be accommodated.
This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.
What will you be doing?
Simply put, the key focus for this role is to deliver against our governance framework ensuring we always remain compliant.
How will you do that?
As part of the Governance Team you will become a key member of the People Team, supporting all teams and leaders, with their Governance responsibilities and acting as a key point of contact for people managers and senior stakeholders in SMCR so having the ability to build and maintain strong business relationships is important.
You will maintain and update governance processes and ensure that regular monitoring and checks are in place, monitor Risk and controls plus provide regular updates to Departmental Management, Internal Audit & Compliance.
The safety of employee data is key, within your role you will support the Data Protection Custodian for the People Team which will involve quarterly health checks, coordination of training, KIT meetings and annual procedure review.
In addition, you will play a key role in risk and breach reporting & liaison, covering all elements of People Governance, risk and issue identification, supporting monitoring and controls, looking for trends and developing mitigations actions.
You will also work closely with external teams (Business Continuity, Supplier Management, Procurement, Risk and Compliance to name a few) so a great opportunity to broaden your networks.
You will have the opportunity to own your own activities as well as providing support to the other members of the People Governance Team, to establish and broaden excellent relationships with internal Customers. You’ll need to analyse data, develop reports, undertake internal testing, communicate with UK employees and be curious about our processes and procedures, driving improvements and simplification.
What are we looking for?
We truly care about delivering great outcomes to our customers so we would like you to share our passion!
It’s essential that you have solid relationship management skills, as well as having a strong ability to think outside the box and be a self-starter. Having some experience of governance frameworks would be ideal however demonstrating an interest in Governance and the ability to learn quickly is great.
As a fast-paced business, you will need to be able to work under pressure at times and adjust your plans and workloads accordingly communicating with your team and stakeholder to offer help and support.
So, if you have an interest in Governance and are keen to explore an opportunity within the People Team, we would love to hear from you.
As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:
At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.
Who are we?
With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.
You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.
At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.
Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.
With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.
We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.
We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.
So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.