Risk and Internal Audit Senior Manager

1 month ago


Contract:      Fixed term, until end December 2021
Salary:         £40,000 – £49,000
Location:     Cambridge (work from home, therefore flexible on location)

The Role

The Risk and Internal Audit Manager is a pivotal role within the quality management function, reporting to the Head of Quality.  We have spent the last few years strengthening our risk management and internal audit systems and are now working on embedding our approach.  You will be at the heart of Cambridge International’s response to Covid-19, working across the whole organisation with a range of people at all levels up to Directors and CEO’s.  We are looking for an experienced Risk & Audit Manager to join the team and hit the ground running.  Since this shall be a work from home role, proximity to Cambridge is not critical.

The Organisation

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries.  We are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards. Our organisation is not-for-profit.

What you will be doing

  • Advising on the identification, assessment and management of risk and coordinating the tracking of risk response and actions to maintain the Cambridge International Risk Register
  • Maintaining and supporting the established group of Risk Champions to embed operational risk management, and delivering risk management training to teams
  • Working with Cambridge International’s business continuity champions to ensure our preparedness for the exceptional risks to the business
  • Contributing to the development of our risk management framework and monitoring the application of the framework across the organisation to provide assurance to Directors of our risk management coverage and effectiveness
  • Delivering the risk-based annual programme for internal audit activity, providing regular reporting on levels of assurance of conformance with our internal quality management system and against the ISO 9001 standard
  • Managing the relationship with our external auditors for ISO 9001 including coordinating external audits
  • Supporting and developing the internal audit team including leading quarterly catch-up and development meetings

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a qualified risk manager and/or quality auditor.  You will be highly analytical and a strong communicator with a good depth of experience.  You will have the ability to be effective and engage with staff across Cambridge International and beyond supporting our risk management approach.  A comprehensive understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, or similar frameworks, is important.  You are determined, persistent and results-oriented, with a strong drive to achieve objectives.  You demonstrate a high degree of organisational skills and deploy these to get things done; self-confidence and excellent influencing skills are essential.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 14th February 2021

Please Note:  We reserve the right to withdraw the vacancy before the closing date if we find a suitable candidate earlier.

If you are successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.

The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined-up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world-leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first-class teaching and research departments.