Risk And Assurance Lead (2066)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have experience strong written and verbal communication skills including using a range of media to promote the team purpose and messages?

Do you have experience of organising information, developing and promoting blogs, articles and other communication materials and campaigns?

Do you have experience in co-deliver learning and development and training programmes?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role:


Oxfam is looking To integrate effective risk management within all levels of management through to strategic leadership team and trustees through the assurance framework and risk tools 


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:


  • Understanding of risk and control systems and experience in improving their efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Ability of working with others to drive continuous improvement,  
  • Highly organised individual with developed analytical skills,
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including using a range of media to promote the team purpose and messages,
  • Experience of organising information, developing and promoting blogs, articles and other communication materials and campaigns,
  • Willingness to co-deliver learning and development and training programmes,
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines, 
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, confidence to challenge senior management, 
  • Ability to take the initiative and work independently. 


  • Experience of assurance systems and emerging approaches to risk management 
  • Experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating respect for, and understanding of, cultural differences
  • Experience of working in the INGO sector 

We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.



We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well working within our Hybrid Working guidelines which includes some home-based working 


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and/or Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  



Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.




  • Location:
    The working base and country of employment would be restricted to locations where Oxfam GB (OGB) is registered as a legal entity and subject to approval.
  • Hours:
    36 in the UK (different hours will apply depending on location)
  • Salary:
  • Region:
    Integrity and Ethics
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
  • Job Type:
    Open ended
  • Closing Date:
    7 July 2024
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