Risk Manager

Job type:
6 months [initially]
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
flag_no United Kingdom

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Risk Manager

Ref. COR000028

Location: Watford

Duration: 6 months [initially]


Sopra Steria is currently recruiting for Risk Manager to join an established team, tasked with enabling a large scale programme of work, delivering secure access to information and communication services for users across various locations in the UK and overseas, providing a configurable network that has a single sign-on.

The Risk Manager will be dedicated within the programme management office to fulfil risk and issue management, supporting better decision-making through an improved understanding of risks and issues and their likely impact.

In addition and linked to the management of risks and issues, there is a requirement to manage assumptions, dependencies and opportunities in order to ensure the programme remains aligned with other programmes within the portfolio. This is working for a key Defence sector customer on an initial six-month contract.

On client's instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have a current security clearance.


  • Review the strategies for handling risks and issues.
  • Review the risk and issue management cycle.


  • Organise and Chair Risk Working Group.
  • Manage and coordinate the information and support systems to enable efficient handling of the programme's risks and issues.
  • Maintain the programme risk register.
  • Maintain the programme issues register.
  • Maintain the programme opportunities register.
  • Following liaison with the programme Requirements Managers (RMs) maintain the programme assumptions list.
  • Maintain the programme dependencies register.
  • Review, facilitate and maintain the risk management cycle.
  • Review, facilitate and maintain the issues management cycle.
  • Provide support and advice on the risks and issues to projects.
  • Coordinate risk and issues management interfaces with projects and external (dependent) programmes.
  • Maintain the configuration management system.
  • Facilitate the change control steps.

Essentials Skills:

  • MSP qualified.
  • Risk and issue management experience (the individual will be assuming an existing risk and issues management structure - they do not need to be an expert in the implementation of the process).

Desirable Skills:

  • Wider project/programme experience.
  • Experience managing dependencies, assumptions and opportunities.
  • Previous ARM (risk management tool) and ADAMs experience. Training can be provided for these tools.
  • Previous experience within Defence.

On client's instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have current security clearance.

The post holder will work through Sopra Steria Recruitment for Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services.

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