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Lifecycle and Shadow IT Assurance Specialist

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  22-Jul-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

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 purpose of this role is to lead assurance reviews covering a broad range of key technology risks with a specific focus on Shadow IT and Asset Lifecycle Management, working closely with local markets.You will be required to guide management with governance and control implementation in line with related policies by identifying corrective actions where gaps exist and report this to key stakeholders (which includes the Technology Leadership Team and various Board Committees). A clear communication of risks, expectations and recommendations internally and to third parties is key for this role. The assurance team lead will be required to manage two specialists while shaping and driving compliance to our policies and related programs in all our markets and group. This role requires a high calibre individual with a strong growing strategy mind-set and understanding of technology risk, architectures and its evolutions. The role also requires that you assess, evolve and implement continuous improvement to related programs, processes and the overall culture.
This role is expected to have 10% travel time.

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.
• Lead risk management/assurance/compliance reviews/controls testing across Vodafone Technology (Network and IT) to determine high areas of risk, working closely with local markets
• Execute part of the governance for Vodafone’s key technology risks up to Board level, including reporting to and managing senior stakeholders.
• Perform an  analysis on Vodafone technology to determine high areas of risk
• Support the design of the end-to-end assurance strategy.
• Investigate and implement automated testing where possible

Apply if you have:

• An awareness of risk management, including developing governance, consistent processes and a thriving risk culture in the organisation.
• Experience in IT audit including application audits, general control reviews and/or data analytics
• Technology assurance, compliance or risk management experience (managing reviews and reporting findings)
• Experience with developing, implementing and testing risk, policies and controls.
• 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
• A fluency of the English language both written and spoken


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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