Head of Business Resilience


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Contract Type:
Full time - permanent
Working Hours:
Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City
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Business Unit:
GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary 
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Private medical insurance offered by Bupa
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 6% and 10% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues

About the role

We are looking for an individual to provide the leadership necessary to make Tesco resilient through a policy framework and plan to protect against principle and enterprise risks. The successful applicant will also be the lead for the organisation in handling People Security in critical and high risk scenarios.

You will be responsible for

  • Crafting and delivering Tesco Business Resilience strategy.
  • Developing policy and procedure as to how Tesco delivers Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Incident plans for principle and enterprise risks.
  • Driving the creation of documents, training to support Tesco Resilience
  • Preparing senior partners to handle critical events through the design & delivery of a programme of crisis management exercises
  • Working in collaboration with colleagues to identify essential processes and critical activities to assist at times of crisis to deliver in line with our priorities.
  • Developing threat intelligence requirements and considerations to prepare Tesco for future risks.
  • Nurturing resilience across the Tesco Group and through building an innovative, committed team and establishing a network of like minded people across the business to share knowledge
  • Providing leadership & mentorship to enable Business Units to handle crisis
  • Developing and leading a successful team, giving them opportunities to be their best
  • Following our Code of Business Conduct and always act with integrity and due diligence

You will need

  • Demonstrable experience of developing and leading a successful team of experts
  • Experience in setting organisational strategy and effective prioritisation
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • A track record of implementing change
  • Experience in Crisis Management

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.