Head of Workplace Risk and Compliance

£93,000 - 120,000
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Company Description

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed.

Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money.

As part of our team, you will be helping us create an entirely new network for the world's money. For everyone, everywhere.

More about our mission.

Job Description

Wise is looking for an experienced Workplace Risk and Compliance leader to join our Workplace team in a growing global environment.

Spanning over 5000+ Wisers in 25+ countries, we’re truly a global business. We’re looking for someone with extensive experience in the fields of Health, Safety and Physical security. This role will give you an exciting opportunity to shape the Workplace Risk teams across the globe, to create a safe environment for our Wisers. 


Your Mission:

  • Create processes, procedures and policies to ensure the safety and security of all Wisers globally

  • Provide strategic direction and guidance to the team, fostering a culture of excellence, accountability, and proactive risk management

  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes and industry best practices, ensuring that the organisation remains compliant with all relevant health, safety, quality, and environmental legislation and standards

  • Develop and deliver comprehensive training programs for employees and contractors, fostering a culture of safety consciousness and compliance at all levels of the organisation

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to your team, supporting their professional development and ensuring competence in their respective roles

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, demonstrating the value you and your team brings to the organisation


Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of safety and security principles, regulations, and best practices.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to assess risks, develop mitigation strategies, and make informed decisions.

  • Experience in developing and implementing safety and security programs, policies, and procedures.

  • Proficient in conducting audits, inspections, and incident investigations to identify areas for improvement.

  • Familiarity with security systems, technologies, and tools to protect assets and monitor threats.

  • Strong organisational and project management skills to prioritise and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and compliance requirements, such as Health and Safety at Work 1974/OSHA or equivalent.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

  • Extensive experience in setting up and maintaining Business continuity plans


A bit about you:

  • Significant experience in leading Safety and Security teams ideally within fast-growing global tech organisations

  • Knowledge in designing safety plans, policies and conducting risk assessments for workplaces

  • Demonstrable financial and data literacy experience including budget management

  • Great organisation, multitasking and problem-solving skills.


Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Formal H&S qualification (IOSH, NEBOSH, etc)

  • Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) or working towards 

  • Working knowledge of mass communication tools like Everbridge or similar

  • Experience with proactive travel risk management and tools

Additional Information

For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders  — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

If you want to find out more about what it's like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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