The IRM is currently looking for a leading risk professional to take up the role of Technical Director.

This is a newly created role which will be the main source of in-house, up-to-date knowledge of the technical aspects of risk management. In addition, the role oversees our membership activities and in particular will work closely with our newly formed Interest Group sub-committee of the IRM Board.

The Technical Director will be the executive lead on the Interest Group sub-committee and will operate at main board level.

In its executive capacity, the Technical Director role will lead on matters such as responses to consultations, oversight of in-house thought leadership and technical work with key strategic partners, such as universities, business schools, and major corporate partners, etc.

The Interest Group sub-committee is responsible for the establishment, monitoring and co-ordination of the work of our global Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Regional Interest Groups (RIGs). The sub-committee and the Chief Executive work closely and agree an annual investment budget for these groups, and annual objectives particularly relating to the preparation of leading edge thought leadership.

The Interest Group sub-Committee is chaired by Clive Thompson, who is a deputy Chair of the IRM Board. Also on the Committee are Rahat Latif (a main board director), Dorothy Maseke (Chair of the East Africa RIG), and Alex Hindson (a previous Chair of the IRM Board and of the Insurance SIG.) Other members of the committee will be invited to join later. 

In the current financial year the committee is focussed on building capacity of these groups in our key strategy sectors and regions. For the coming three years, 2019-2022, we have recently developed a new strategic plan, and we expect the interest groups to play a pivotal role in the delivery of high quality technical output and leading edge thought leadership throughout that plan (and beyond.)

Membership growth at the IRM is very strong and we want to engage with our members through regional groups. We also have a very strong and growing customer base which is always looking for new products and services, our technical work will contribute to our new products and services, and our internationalisation plans.

This is an exciting role at an exciting time for the IRM. We are on a firm financial footing and we have ambitious investment and growth plans going forward.

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The salary for this role will be in the region of £90k per annum, plus benefits.

The IRM is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To apply please send a comprehensive CV and a cover letter of no more than two pages of A4 explaining how you would approach the role to ExecTechDirRecruit@theirm.org. All applications must be submitted by Monday 15th October 2018.