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Operational Risk Specialist (O910091)

Douglas, Isle of Man

Assurance & Insurance

£35000 - £40000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


Our leading Douglas-based Client is seeking an experienced Operational risk Specialist to join their Commercial Risk Management Team. Reporting to the Group Risk Director.

Role Profile


  • Support the Group Risk Director to ensure the Board and Risk committee feel sufficiently informed about risk; and that business practices are developed
  • Support with opining on and constructively challenging the degree of compliance with the Risk Appetite Statements and make recommendations as appropriate to strengthen the arrangements
  • Support with the review of Risk Appetite Statements and reporting to the Board on the suitability of any proposed tolerances, having regard to the Group's capital resources and Business Plans
  • Support with the review of significant strategic initiatives and report to the Board on the risk and capital assessment carried out in support of such proposals
  • Support with ensuring the Group operates within an appropriate and agreed risk management framework
  • Support with writing accurate, clear and concise reports for Management and the Board; providing top-of-mind, insightful consolidated risk position across the group, proactive and forward looking that supports risk-based decision making
  • Work closely with Line 1 to develop and embed appropriate monitoring measurements in response to risk exposures and risk appetite, such as key risk indicators. Regularly obtain and review the results of the monitoring measurements from Line 1
  • Work closely with Line 1 during product development, client take-ons, transformation projects and other key corporate change activities for appropriate risk identification
  • Escalate material operational risks clearly and ensure that appropriate root-cause analysis is completed and the control environment is strengthened
  • Review and challenge recommendations received from the business to manage risks back within appetite; and to risk accept
  • Undertake risk and control "deep dive" reviews across the business, identifying areas of control improvement and agreeing appropriate actions with local management
  • Manage the annual review process for Risk Policies with the relevant stakeholders
  • Manage the annual management attestation and employee accreditation processes with the relevant stakeholders

Team and Culture

  • Take personal responsibility for agreeing clear objectives which reflect and support the delivery of the business plan
  • Take personal responsibility for the identification and implementation of a personal development plan of training needs
  • Proactively monitor and manage own performance through regular reviews / appraisals with Line Manager
  • Personally support the Group Risk Director to implement the Group-wide Risk Target Operating Model
  • Flexibility and support other members of the team as required - lives and breathes, believes in and supports team culture, displays behaviours and values
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the company's core values
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of the fair treatment of customers and be risk aware

People, Budget and Project Scope

  • Understand the Group's key strategic deliverables and how the Function's objectives complement/support business objectives

Person Profile

  • An in depth understanding of the risk and financial drivers of the life or investment sectors with relevant professional qualifications or extensive experience in a key role
  • Risk management over marketing, sales, technical areas such as tax and product design, as well as risk frameworks and reporting
  • Sound understanding of different categories of risk from a technical and operational perspective
  • Broad commercial experience with experience in the financial services sector, particularly the life and investment sectors
  • Experience of operating in a multijurisdictional environment
  • Experience of working in a business going through continuous upgrading, change and growth
  • Understanding of market knowledge and regulations/legislation within industry, ideally from the financial services sector
  • Demonstrate skills in effective communication, professional skepticism, due care, report writing, data analysis and training of other staff
  • Problem Solving Analyses situations, identifies solutions and present complex problems in a clear manner
  • Influencing Develops sustainable relationships, persuasive, articulates information well, challenges ideas constructively and insightfully, deals with stakeholders with humility and respect - a trusted advisor and credible subject matter expert
  • Adaptable Enjoys new challenges, embraces change, resolves conflict, flexible support to the wider team
  • Results Driven Organises resources, establishes priorities, puts planning and governance structures in place, establishes risks
  • Reliable, delivers on commitments and upholds standards and principles

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