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Procurement, Assurance & Risk Lead

Networx Recruitment
HP3 9TD, Hemel Hempstead
Salary £54,602 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

Job Details

Procurement, Assurance & Risk Lead

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire (Hybrid/Smart Working)

Salary £54,602 Per Annum Plus Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

37 hours per week (Monday – Friday, Flexibility Negotiable)


Are you passionate about procurement?


Are you seeking a new opportunity?


Thrive Homes presents an appealing opportunity for a Procurement, Assurance & Risk Lead. This role primarily involves spearheading procurement activities while also leading insurance and risk management. The incumbent will be tasked with remaining abreast of evolving risk management practices and evaluating potential risks or advantages for Thrive. The position entails overseeing the relationship with Thrive’s insurance broker and insurer, as well as monitoring and managing their performance. Furthermore, the role encompasses leading negotiations for the annual insurance renewal.


The Lead will also supervise all procurement and associated contract management activities in alignment with Thrive’s Strategic Framework and operational objectives. Additionally, the Lead will offer guidance and counsel to the business and ensure adherence to pertinent legislation and regulation.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Drive value through effective procurement in line with legislation.
  • With support from our Procurement Officer ensure Thrive has a 3-year procurement delivery plan – working with Business Leads and Senior Managers to ensure the impact on resources is understood and mitigated where possible.
  • Procure for Thrive a comprehensive portfolio of insurance cover at the best price.
  • Analyse claims to identify opportunities, threats, and trends and ensure the business understands and responds to these.
  • Support, educate, and influence the business on early reporting of areas that could give rise to a claim, making changes to insurance policies and claims management and mitigation.
  • With the support of the Procurement Officer maintain Thrives’ Contracts Register – ensuring electronic and or hard copies of contracts are kept filed as appropriate.
  • Take accountability for holding regular business partner meetings with your key stakeholders, embedding a contract management framework and holding colleagues to account.
  • With the support of the Procurement Officer, ensure all general insurance queries and advice on matters of best practice and compliance are dealt with effectively and efficiently.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to continually improve our risk management practices and work with stakeholders to reduce risks.
  • Keep up to date with changes in risk management practices and evaluate the potential risks or benefits to Thrive.
  • Embed a risk awareness culture through engagement with senior leaders



  • Substantial experience working within a procurement position.
  • Strong knowledge of insurance and risk management is required.
  • Knowledge of the Procurement Act 2023.
  • Working experience within a public sector setting would be highly beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively engage with and influence stakeholders at all levels internally and externally.



Thrive’s Top 10!

  • Annual Leave - 25 days per year increasing by length of service (up to 30 days).
  • Buy or sell annual leave
  • Generous family friendly provision
  • Pension - Thrive Homes will pay double your contribution (up to 10%).
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Life assurance - a payment of 3x your salary
  • Health Cash Plan - facility to claim cashback for dental, optical and physiotherapy costs, alongside wellness services.
  • Virtual GP Service (available 24/7)
  • Wellbeing reward scheme (earn vouchers through a health app)
  • A range of engagement activities aimed at building team morale, supporting both physical and mental health, and celebrating all things that make us different!


Thrive is proud to deliver flexibility for employees to work in a manner that suits their wants/needs best. Our SMART working policy allows individuals to take full control of their productivity by offering a choice between working in-house or away from the office. This means that successful candidates have the freedom to work as little or as often as they like from Thrive's state-of-the-art offices.

All roles at Thrive are subject to a basic DBS check.

Closing date: 9th June 2024

Interview date: 12th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible. Screening interviews will be conducted as part of a first stage interview, then a second stage interview to follow on 12th June.

About Thrive

Thrive Homes is an award-winning housing association with a strong track record and ambitious plans. Thrive exists to provide good quality affordable homes and services enabling the development of communities where people enjoy living. We manage over 5,000 properties and are continuing to build new homes each year.

Thrive’s Approach

Thrive is an exciting place to work. We challenge ourselves and others to deliver results and think differently. We share positive experiences and messages, with trust and respect at the core of every relationship. Our leaders adopt a coaching and mentoring approach - enabling and empowering others to deliver. We embrace change and encourage a strong focus on positive outcomes. We value agile working arrangements from our offices in Apsley, Hertfordshire and we pride ourselves on looking after our colleagues by offering progressive careers and a full range of modern benefits, as we continue to grow as an organisation and aim to attract the very best people.

Thrive homes are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment is at the core of our understanding the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. We actively encourage all applicants that are suitable for the role, from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community.

As committed members of Inclusive Employers and a Disability Confident Committed employer, we remain steadfast to a fair recruitment process. If you have any accessibility needs and require reasonable adjustment, please contact us.


Company info
01943 661105
The engine house
Ilkley road
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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