Assurance Business Partner - Compliance and Risk - Part time (3 or 4 days per week)

Comic Relief

  • Team: Central Services
  • Grade: Senior Manager / Manager
  • Salary: £43,700 - £48,000
  • Location: London and Currently Remote
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 2nd Dec 2021 GMT

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.53 (5499)

Job Description

You will sit within the within the Assurance team, providing expertise to enable the organisation to understand and manage the risk it faces, in order to deliver its strategy in line with the legal and regulatory compliance framework. Your role will ensure that the organisation is supported and equipped to make informed, strategic decisions and that the organisation operates an effective approach to risk management.


  • Develop and deliver compliance and assurance policies, procedures, systems and training to mitigate risks and implement controls.

  • Provide expert advice and guidance on compliance and assurance matters.

  • Manage the organisational policies portfolio to ensure it’s fit for purpose and up to date.

  • Contribute at Board, Committees, ELT and other meetings, and liaise with regulators, government and other third parties as required.

  • Effectively manage breach incidents and conduct case management in line with the legal and policy framework to achieve appropriate outcomes.

  • Carry out a wide range of assurance activities across the organisation and provide second line monitoring to ensure compliance with the regulatory and policy framework, as well as to improve effectiveness and efficiencies in working practices.

  • Develop and maintain the risk management framework including the policy, registers, risk assessments, insurance cover, and business continuity.

  • Provide oversight of information governance across the organisation, including compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

  • Positively engage with colleagues at all levels across the organisation to promote and deliver assurance activities, drive understanding and skill, manage risk and implement improvements.  Provide good business partnering/stakeholder management.

  • Positively engage with third party advisors including internal audit and promote effective use of external providers and the assurance budget.

  • Custodian of good decision making where within role scope; for making recommendations to Head of Legal & Assurance and/or stakeholders; and for escalations where appropriate.

  • Work with the Legal & Assurance team to drive alignment and consistency of compliance and assurance; process improvement; promotion of knowledge and best practice; and training to the organisation where required.

  • Be an ambassador for Legal and Assurance matters across the wider organisation, and for Comic Relief more generally when interacting externally on behalf of Comic Relief. 


  • Significant experience of managing assurance activities across a business though sampling, thematic reviews, and data gathering/ analysis to ensure that regulations, policies and procedures are being complied with.

  • Strong experience of designing and implementing effective risk and compliance strategies, policies, processes and training.

  • Specialist knowledge and experience in risk management and compliance.

  • Thorough working knowledge of the regulatory framework

  • Proven experience of effective relationship building and using exceptional communication skills to achieve outcomes.


  • Experience in the charity sector


  • A relevant professional qualification.

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

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 Thu 2nd Dec 2021


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

Start your de-biased application