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Operational Controls and Risk Manager (O911160)


Compliance & Legal

Salary DOE plus excellent benefits package

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


Our leading Financial Services Sector Client is continuing a high growth trajectory, coupled with an ambitious transformation programme are now seeking an experienced professional to join them as an Operational Controls and Risk Manager.

Role Profile

  • Provide oversight and challenge to the Business to ensure that controls are being managed within stated risk appetite and support the provision of effective, efficient and consistent oversight, challenge advice and assurance in line with strategy, policy and standards for the management of risk
  • Support the ongoing development and embedding of the business' risk strategy and associated risk appetite
  • Throughout the oversight process, proactively, positively, and constructively engage with stakeholders at all levels to promote a risk-aware culture, and to establish, foster, and maintain strong working relationships
  • Multiskilled to support team members to deliver the team plan in relation to Risk Management, Adviser Monitoring & Data Protection
  • Conduct Assurance Reviews, control testing, root cause analysis, and other ad hoc investigations as required, to provide a level of assurance to Senior and Executive Management on the strength of the control environment and effectiveness of management of key risks
  • Provide Specialist support in relation to Operational Risk policies, standards and processes
  • Manage the Operational Risk register ensuring all open risks are identified, recorded and escalated appropriately with mitigation or risk acceptance in place
  • Oversee completion of management and audit actions for Client Services, providing management assurance on action completion

Team and People Management

  • Lead a small team of specialised resource focused on operational risk management for Client Services
  • Ensure delivery of the Operational Risk & Control team plan
  • Proactively encourage team working, collaboration and cross-skilling within the team, and working collaboratively with key stakeholders and customers across the organisation
  • Deputise for the Head of Operational Risk & Control as required

Person Profile

  • Institute of Risk Management or International Compliance Association qualification (desirable)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience (desirable)
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Strong communication, influencing, numeracy, and literacy skills
  • Financial Services Industry, particularly operational / client service experience
  • Experience of managing and leading diverse teams
  • Experience of designing or operating operational risk management processes and procedures
  • Experience of designing and producing management information and reporting to levels up to Executive Committee / Boards
  • A good understanding of the market and industry
  • Awareness of all relevant regulatory bodies and associated principles
  • PC literate, in particular MS Office applications

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