Head of Risk and Controls (People) - 12 month FTC

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 09/07/2021

Head of Risk and Controls (People) - 12 month FTC

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced individual to shape, develop and embed our Global People Risk strategy and our HR controls and risk frameworks across our core People processes and systems.

Working for the largest retailer in the UK, you will be involved in the first Finance and People transformation programme of its kind and the largest in retail history!



You will be responsible for

  • Development, implementation and continuous improvement of the Risk and Controls framework, with a focus on Joiners, Movers and Leavers controls
  • Consulting with Global Process owners on process changes and impact on the Controls framework
  • Ensuring appropriate segregation of duties (SOD) and access controls across end-to-end People processes, and resolving any violations through role design and end user provisioning
  • Creating control KPIs to monitor control environment for the end to end process
  • Supporting the business to investigate and resolve People process transactions for error and fraud
  • Implementing the design and operational effectiveness testing of key People controls, including User Access Controls Testing
  • Liaising with other Second Line of Defence functions to understand how Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) tools can be used for monitoring and assurance
  • Ensuring policies are aligned with the Risk and Control framework
  • Developing and implementing strategies, plans and policies that reduce, avoid, or eliminate People risks and losses 
  • Developing and leading a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

  • An expert knowledge of good practice payroll and related HR processes in a large, complex organisation
  • A sound knowledge of Oracle
  • Internal Controls implementation and improvement
  • Expert knowledge of controls and risk
  • Expert knowledge of Segregation of Duty and sensitive data access principles
  • Auditing concepts and principles
  • Understanding of IT General Controls


What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 6% and 10% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Health screening every 2 years
  • Private medical insurance offered by Bupa
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.  Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.  In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.
We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.
NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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