Job description for Risk Support

As Project Risk Support, you will be working closely with project managers and the rest of project team, you will support and guide people with the pro-active identification and on-going management of risks, both threats and opportunities, to enable the successful delivery outcomes required.

You will be given the opportunity to develop your risk skillset and knowledge. This is a dynamic and forward-thinking role as you engage with stakeholders at different levels within our organisation. You will broaden and share your experience within the project risk environment with the opportunity for personal development.

At the SDA, we champion flexible ways of working. Regular in-person attendance is required to promote the benefits of face-to-face collaboration alongside flexibility of hours to support work-life balance. Initially, you may be expected to attend more frequently to familiarise yourselves with the site, the team, and your role.

What you’ll be doing

  • Facilitate risk workshops on low complexity and low risk projects to identify and manage specific project related Threats, opportunities and issues
  • Manage risk tool entries ensuring data is up to date in accordance with agreed trigger points and mitigation action plans
  • Produce detailed project risk reports within the SDA reporting cycle
  • Support the evaluation of programme cost and schedule uncertainty to determine risk; producing analysis reports to detail outputs
  • Understanding and interpretation of supplier risk data for incorporation into SDA risk understanding and profile
  • Write and maintain the Risk Management Plan for low complexity and low risk
  • Own the risk reporting and monitoring tasks ensuring effective interface between engineers, project managers, planners, and cost estimators and cost finance
  • Provides the project team with pro-active risk information to allow project team to understand current risk position, risk proximity and pro-active management actions

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Risk specific knowledge and experience or APM qualification/APM Project Risk Management (PRM)/Single Subject Risk Certificate Level 1

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • Stakeholder Management – Supervised Practitioner
  • Project Risk – Supervised Practitioner
  • Working Together CSBC 3
  • Delivering at Pace CSBC 3


Alongside your salary of £34,800, Ministry of Defence contributes £9,396 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

  • 25 days’ annual leave +1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday
  • Flexible and hybrid working options
  • Market-leading average employer pension contribution of 27%
  • Annual performance-based bonus and recognition awards
  • Access to specialist training and funded qualifications
  • Support for progression
  • Huge range of discounts
  • Volunteering days
  • Enhanced parental leave schemes

Improving innovation and enriching our culture, diversity of thought is vital to our success. So whether you’re looking for a new opportunity, a next step, or a helping hand as you return from a career break, bring your experiences and help deliver for the defence of tomorrow. Here you’ll find a supportive, family-friendly organisation to be a part of – and if you need any assistance with your application, just let us know.

Further Information

Selection process details

Your application will go through the following stages of assessment:

  1. Pre-sift – We will check that you meet any essential or eligibility criteria that are listed in the Person Specification section of this advert. On your CV, please clearly show how you meet the essential criteria.
  2. Sift – Your CV will be assessed against the following categories, using a simple numerical scoring system: Key Achievements; Relevant Experience; Applied Knowledge and Skills. Please follow our guidance on CV writing for best chance of success.
  3. Interview – If you’re invited to interview, you’ll be assessed against the Sift categories listed above, as well as the Technical Competences and Behaviours listed in the Person Specification section of this advert. When two (or more) candidates are on equal interview scores, positions will be offered based on the scores assessed at interview, in this order – 1st) Technical competence, 2nd) CV Review, 3rd) Behaviour one, 4th) Behaviour two.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Ready to join us as a Risk Support? Apply today.

Job Details

We’re hiring on behalf of the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA)

Job title

Risk Support


£34,800 – £37,400 p.a (plus benefits)

Existing civil servants should refer to the Candidate Information Pack for salary information.

Contract type


Business area

Project Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



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