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Assurance Specialist (IT Transformation)

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  26-Jul-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Location: Newbury

Our Team:

Strategy, R&D and Assurance (SRA)

The Strategy, R&D and Assurance team within Group Technology are responsible for creating and guiding Vodafone’s technology strategy as well as exploring new technologies working closely with partners, vendors, Group functions and Local Markets. SRA are also responsible for identifying and assuring key technology risks across all local markets and group entities, ensuring policies and controls are being implemented and adhered to. SRA produce board level reporting for technology risks.

Role Purpose:

The 2nd Line Assurance function will be responsible for monitoring and mitigating key technology risks, driving a risk awareness culture and promoting a risk-sensitive approach to processes, architectures, applications and platforms within Technology.The key technology risks currently in scope for assurance are Cyber Security, Technology Resilience, IT Transformation, Shadow IT and Lifecycle Management. We monitor risk by working closely with local markets and Group functions; testing key controls established in our policies. We mitigate risk by identifying corrective actions and reporting to key stakeholders, including the Technology leadership team and various board committees.

The IT Transformation Assurance Specialist will be responsible for performing testing and reporting on key controls across various technology transformation programmes. You will be required to develop action plans to mitigate the assessed risk including monitoring and tracking of the observations through to resolution. A clear communication of risks, expectations and recommendations internally and to third parties is key for this role.


With us you will:

• Transform the way that Vodafone manages IT Transformation risk, so that we achieve the risk tolerance targets as set by the Board.
• Execute on governance for Vodafone’s key technology risks up to Board level, including reporting to and managing senior stakeholders. 
• Execute on the assurance strategy for technology programmes and implement testing across all large programmes within Group entities and local markets.
• Execute within the center of excellence and best practice in risk management. Evolving risk management towards a more quantitative approach. 
• Investigate and use automated testing where possible
• Execute on risk management/assurance reviews/controls testing across Vodafone Technology (Network and IT) to determine high areas of risk, working closely with local markets to guide their remediation.
• Execute within the center of excellence and best practice in risk management. Evolving risk management towards a more quantitative approach. 
• Implement the end-to-end assurance strategy
• Investigate and use automated testing where possible

Apply if you have:

• Experience working within or monitoring large technology transformation and/or evolution programmes and an understanding of IT transformation frameworks, inside or outside of Vodafone.
• Experience in technology risk management and technology governance driving consistent processes and a thriving risk culture in the organisation.
• Strong stakeholder management skills, documentation and presentation skills
• The ability to grasp technical concepts rapidly and to articulate these concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
• Analytical thinking capabilities and are able to manage complex detail without losing sight of the big picture
• At least one risk, audit, or governance certification e.g. CISA, CRISK, CGEIT or equivalent

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.

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