Risk Management

By Progression

The ability to understand and analyse risk and develop strategies to minimise and mitigate the impact of these risks.

Level 1

Is able to understand the basics of risk management.

  • Risk management policies: You understand the importance of risk management, and are able to identify risks and put in place basic risk mitigation strategies.

  • Risk response and reporting: You have a basic understanding of the risk response and reporting process.

Level 2

Applies risk management in day to day work. Uses knowledge to identify risks and control them, preventing issues from occurring.

  • Risk management policies: You can identify risks, put in place risk mitigation strategies, and recommend courses of action.

  • Risk response and reporting: You are able to react to identified risks, providing a full risk report that includes quantified risks and potential outcomes.

Level 3

Conducts regular risk assessments, adjusts controls based on findings in order to prevent risks from occurring.

  • Risk management policies: You are able to use sophisticated analysis tools to identify risks and recommend courses of action.

  • Risk response and reporting: You are able to provide a full risk report that includes quantified risks and potential outcomes, and also provides an assessment of how likely each outcome is and what response will be necessary if that outcome arises.

Level 4

Is a subject matter expert on risk management in the organisation. Educates others on how to identify and assess risks, being a mentor in this area of expertise.

  • Risk management policies: You lead the team in identifying risks, assessing the probability of them occurring, recommending courses of action and communicating risk to stakeholders.

  • Risk response and reporting: You are able to provide a full risk report that includes quantified risks, potential outcomes, likelihoods, and responses for each. You mentor junior colleagues in response and reporting.

Level 5

Leads the organisation in understanding, assessing and mitigating risks in all areas of the organisation.

  • Risk management policies: You lead the organisation in identifying risks, assessing the probability of them occurring, recommending courses of action and communicating risk to stakeholders.

  • Risk response and reporting: You lead the organisation in responding to risks across all aspects of the company's business. You provide recommendations for how to best mitigate those risks based on an understanding of how they will affect the entire organisation.

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