IT Governance & Risk Analyst - 1 Year Fixed Term - 39 hours

Ref: 16126

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Location: Hybrid working, with travel to the Handforth Support Office


Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products, and care. We have over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the real difference. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for an award-winning company who put people at the very heart of everything they do.


About the role

We have a vacancy for an IT Governance & Risk Analyst to join our Governance, Risk & Compliance team


 In the role you will analyse and provide insight across IT governance, risk and compliance through;

  • Oversight and coordination of IT risk management and reporting
  • Coordination of annual IT audit plan including tracking and reporting closeout of findings
  • Supporting ad hoc governance activities and assurance of IT General Controls




Risk Management

  • Coordinates and supports updates to IT quarterly risk reporting in line with company risk framework and associated timescales.
  • Coordinates and supports updates to IT Risk appetite, as required.
  • Supports IT operational risk identification and monitoring, offering support and guidance to teams.
  • Active maintenance of risk repository, ensuring risks are logged and updated on a regular basis and reflect accurate ownership, action updates and scoring.
  • Provision of accurate risk reporting for IT Risk Forum, monthly Leadership Team meetings and Information Security Steering Group meetings.
  • Supports development of IT operational risk management methodology and processes, ensuring alignment with company framework.
  • Adopts and encourages use of company GRC tooling.


Audit Coordination & Compliance          

  • Working with Group Audit and IT managers, coordinates and supports annual audit plan ensuring audits are diarised as scheduled with pre-start and close out review meetings.
  • Supports sign off of audit reports.
  • Coordination of evidence for close out of audit findings and updating GRC tool to reflect status.
  • Tracking and reporting of audit actions for monthly IT Leadership team meetings, providing ad hoc reporting as and when requested.
  • Act as IT contact and coordinator for all IT audit activity including annual financial audit.
  • Escalate areas of non-compliance to IT Governance, Risk & Compliance Manager.


Governance Risk & Compliance Support              

  • Supports IT Governance, Risk & Compliance manager with ad hoc governance requests Develop and support assurance reviews of IT General Controls in line with company governance requirements
  • Establish and maintain central repository for IT Policies.


We think you will thrive in this role if you have:

  • Working understanding IT governance and/or assurance role
  • An understanding of IT general controls and assurance lines of defence
  • Knowledge and experience of enterprise IT governance, including IT risk management and controls
  • Experience of tracking and reporting key metrics for a technology function
  • Experience of reviewing data to identify quality issues, anomalies or errors that need correcting and managing the corrective actions
  • Experience of working within a face paced change environment
  • Strong personal organisational skills, in order to manage and prioritise workload 



Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About our purpose

Far more than a retailer, Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services. Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners, and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world. Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours. This is a place where you can take pride and passion in your work within an inspiring, professional team that’s focused on supporting pets and their owners to live happier lives together.

We’re driven by the wellbeing of pets, and we make sure we look after our people too. We depend on your commitment and innovation and reward it with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Together we’ll create the future of pet care.

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 20-01-2023

Expiry Date: 06-03-2023