Performance and Risk Analyst

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Location Manchester (M4 3AQ), Cardiff (CF14 3UZ) or Glasgow (G2 7JD)
Salary £38,990.64
Team Planning and Governance Directorate
  • Closing: 11:55pm, 5th Feb 2023 GMT

Job Description

About us

We are Britain’s national equality regulator and a United Nations accredited ‘A status’ national human rights institution.

We uphold people’s rights without fear or favour. We use the full force of our legal powers to defend people from unfair or unequal treatment and to challenge breaches of the law. We advise on developing laws and provide guidance, training and support to enable compliance.

We bring people together to create change. We work with employers, governments and a wide range of organisations, to promote understanding of equality and human rights and we support them to make improvements in practice.

Our new strategy for 2022-25 gives us a strong platform to show that we will use our powers to protect and promote equality and human rights, and that we have identified the main challenges in society where we can make a difference in our role as a regulator.

Overview of the role and responsibilities

The Planning and Performance Team sits within the Planning, Performance and Governance Directorate and reaches into every aspect of the Commission’s work. We are responsible for the development of business plans that ensure the Commission has the capacity, capability, systems and enabling environment to deliver all of our activity in line with our strategic priorities.

We work closely with the wider organisation to design key performance indicators and monitor the delivery of projects; prepare high quality performance reports to enable effective management decision making; and manage the risk and assurance framework.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we work to develop and implement a new performance and project management framework, so you will have a key role in shaping how the Commission plans and monitors its work.

You will:

  • Lead on the analysis of performance and risk against the Commission’s business plan delivery and risk framework.   This will involve reviewing a range of information from multiple sources and producing robust and insightful performance reports for Leadership Team, Board and Committees to inform decision-making. 

  • Support the development of the Commission’s business plans.  This includes collating and analysing planning information on delivery milestones, outcomes, budget and risk and ensuring the plans align with the Commissions strategic priorities.

  • Build relationships with Directors, Programme Managers and teams across the Commission to understand delivery, performance and risk in their areas and identify key areas of concern or challenge that need escalating.

  • Manage the risk and assurance framework for the Commission, including the effective use of internal audit reports to drive improvement, monitor the implementation of audit recommendations and produce reports for the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

  • Champion transformation, innovation and ongoing service improvement in the organisation.  This includes using performance feedback, collaborative working, and continual critical evaluation of what works best and what is most effective in delivering the Commission’s strategic outcomes.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including flexible working patterns, 30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (full time FTE), access to the Civil Service Pension Scheme and partnership pension schemes, and enhanced parental leave benefits. More information can be found in the candidate pack.

How to apply

If this sounds like the role for you, please review the attached Candidate Pack or more information and submit your application today!

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Smith (HR and Resourcing Officer)-

Disability Confident Leader

As a Disability Confident Leader, the Equality and Human Rights Commission offers an interview for people with disabilities (as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004) and who meet the minimum criteria for this appointment.

Where high numbers of applications are received, the candidates that best meet the minimum criteria for the role may only be invited to interview. If you wish to apply for consideration under this scheme, please complete the appropriate section on the online application form. This will enable us to make the appropriate arrangements, if necessary.

If you require an alternative accessible version of the application form or wish to discuss your application or reasonable adjustment – please contact us by email at or by telephone on 0161 829 8100

Diversity in our workforce

At the Commission, we are proud of our respectful workplace that values the contribution of all our staff, whatever their background.  We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. We welcome applications from everyone to ensure we achieve a balanced representation in our workforce in all grades.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 5th Feb 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 5th Feb 2023