Senior Risk Manager (Ascent Flight Training)

Posting Date: 09 January 2020

Location: Bristol, GB, BS34 8JH

Company: Babcock

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Contract - Permanent

Location - Bristol


This position is to implement suitable systems and processes to manage and mitigate current company business risks, to manage, mitigate and de-risk programme risk inherent in current and future programmes.


You will also deliver risk management activities in accordance with the company risk and opportunities process and procedures work as required up to MD & Senior Leadership Team Level. There will also be a requirement to maintain a joint UKMFTS risk register with the customer managing and assisting all parties in identifying, scoring, mitigating and ensuring accountable for all programme and strategic risks.


To apply please visit Ascent website direct -

Key Responsibilities


Risk Management

  • Delivery of risk, opportunity and costed risk modelling process in line with Ascent Risk process and management plans
  • Ensuring the adequacy and effectiveness of the Risk management and processes
  • Lead the education, development and identification of risk owners and hold them accountable
  • Maintain an up to date  joint UKMFTS risk register,
  • Define options for the customer to derisk the programme
  • Escalate risks through the appropriate risk management procedures
  • Influence senior stakeholders across the parties to support the Risk Management process
  • Maintain an up to date Ascent Business risk register with appropriate Business Finance Partner/analyst
  • Ensure monthly/quarterly risk reviews which meet the Customer and Ascent SLT requirements through the provision of an effective Risk Management system
  • Promote Best Industry practises


  • Influence and inform Senior Leadership Team in Strategic risk management by identifying, quantifying, and mitigating any risk that affects or is inherent in a company’s business strategy and strategic objectives.
  • Lead the business risk function by defining strategic goals and operational risk plans
  • Liaising with Ascent Senior Leadership Team,  Managers and Functional leads
  • Setting of meeting agendas and facilitating of UKMFTS programme and Business risk meetings
  • Ensure the customer governance requirements are met through the provision of an effective Risk Management system


  • Uphold partnering behaviours and participate in events as required


Health, Safety & Environment/ Air Safety

  • Uphold adherence to the Health, Safety & Environmental Polices and Air Safety responsibilities


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • Pragmatic approach to issues, process oriented
  • Experience of working with all levels of management and to challenge when necessary
  • Ability to design processes and manageable metrics
  • Ability to explain complex issues and present technical data clearly
  • Understanding of Good Industry practices
  • PC literate
  • Expert user of Risk Management Software including MOD Active risk Management system (ARM)
  • Good communication and facilitation skills
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Good People skills
  • Business Acumen, adaptable



  • Financial based Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Self-developing, initiative
  • Member of a recognised Risk Management bodies



In return, we will provide you with a generous benefits package including the equivalent to 25 days annual leave, a Defined Contribution Pension plan, access to a range of flexible benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme, and Private Medical Insurance.


Our Values

One Ascent Team

  • Ability and evidence of being a role model of Ascent values:


  • Hours not days; days not weeks

Giving the best possible answer every time

  • Listening to everyone’s views

Professional & supportive to all our partners and colleague

  • Total Safety: Airsafety, HSSE & Airworthiness
  • Immediate escalation of issues




Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence Security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

Conflicts of Interest
In order to discharge Ascent’s primary UKMFTS duty to the MOD to identify and avoid or mitigate conflicts of interest in conjunction with our activities as MOD’s Training Service Partner, Ascent must ensure that no employee or secondee working for Ascent is materially restricted by any conflict of interest when carrying out duties and functions on its behalf. Therefore, candidates who are currently working for or have been employed during the previous 2 years by organisations such as MOD, Babcock, Lockheed Martin or any related group entity or any organisation bidding into the UKMFTS contract should note that Ascent reserves the right to request further information in relation to that candidate’s current or previous employment history and/or take other appropriate steps to ensure Ascent’s full compliance with its primary obligation. Any concerns you have should be discussed with the Ascent HR representative prior to submitting of a Curriculum Vitae.
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