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We work closely with our Clients to utilise our strong knowledge and expertise of the Risk Management market in matching technical roles with highly credible Candidates. We recruit across all areas of the Risk market, including Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk and Market Risk.
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We are experts in the Risk Management
The effects of the global financial crisis are still evident today with high public debt and an economy that is still in recovery. In the wake of the events of 2007, experts began to question how so many financial institutions left themselves exposed, with many pointing to poor risk management techniques as the fundamental reason for their shortcomings. Fortunately today, organisations recognise the importance of investing in Enterprise-Wide Risk Management and this plays a key role in the decision making processes at every level of business.
The prevalence of Risk Management has resulted in a significant upturn in demand for this skill set, with organisations offering a clearly defined and rewarding career path for professionals with this experience.
MERJE works with a multitude of different organisations across the UK, who are actively looking to recruit individuals on both a contract and permanent basis in the various areas of Risk Management. This includes roles in Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Liquidity Risk, Quantitative Risk, Investment Risk, Prudential Risk, Market Risk and IT Risk.
Our Risk Management sector expertise includes:
The Risk Management team at MERJE recruits for many jobs across the Risk area, including Director of Enterprise Risk, Head of Operational Risk, Liquidity Risk Manager, Prudential Capital Manager, Enterprise Risk Manager and IT Risk Officer.
MERJE was founded in
Our Management Team each have over
years' recruitment experience within their specialist markets
of permanent placements had a
salary of £40,000 and over
Contract and Interim roles comprise of
of our placements
Director - Compliance & Risk Management
Senior Consultant - Compliance & Risk
Principal Consultant - Compliance & Risk
Consultant – Risk Management
Junior Resourcer - Financial Crime & Fraud, Risk Management and Compliance
16 days ago
Information Security and Data Risk Officer
£50,000 - £60,000
Financial Services firm, located in Birmingham, are looking to hire an Information Security and Data Risk Officer to join an established Operational Risk Division. Reporting to the Operational Risk Manager and part of the firms 2nd line of defence, the role will provide critical oversight of the firms Information Security, Cyber Security and Data Protection activities. In addition, the role holder will be responsible for maintaining the Information Risk Framework. Key responsibilities include: Enhance the awareness, identification, management, reporting and mitigation of Information risk within the firm. Liaise with Information Security and Data Protection teams to ensure risks are accurately articulated and appropriate business and IT approval is sought where risks are being accepted or exceptions are being granted. Ensure material risks are identified and mitigated in line with internal controls systems and policy compliance. Work in conjunction with the Data Protection Officer and the Information Security Manager to provide assurance that the firm is fulfilling its obligations for holding and processing information. Contribute to the articulation and analysis of operational risk scenarios. Design and deliver Information Risk training to the business, when appropriate. Deliver one-off activities and projects to the outcomes and standards agreed with line manager. Represent Information Risk at key management committee meetings, steering groups and Business leadership meetings. The ideal Candidate: Preferably an SME in Information Risk & Controls, ideally from a financial services background. We welcome applicants from areas outside of financial services who have experience of designing, implementing and embedding a safe and secure environment. Diverse background across information security, data governance, and data quality. Ideally prior information security assurance, risk and controls, information risk and information risk governance. Technical knowledge and practical experience with FCA, PRA and ICO requirements and standards, including GDPR Experience of establishing data identification, classification, ownership and security standards Proven in challenging senior stakeholders and demonstrating ability to negotiate and persuade where necessary. IT literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel and Word Have a relevant qualification such as CISSP, CISM or CISA. These qualifications are preferable but not essential. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
20 days ago
Business Continuity Manager
£60,000 + Benefits
Business Continuity Manager Our client is a well-known Financial Services company who are currently looking to recruit a Business Continuity. You will be responsible for Implementing and maintaining the Business Continuity Management framework, ensuring that the appropriate tools are in place and that all participants are aware of their obligations relating to Business Continuity Management. Key responsibilities include: Ensuring comprehensive Business Continuity Plans, Process and Procedures are in place, based on the requirements of the Business Continuity Framework and Policy and considering regulatory and contractual requirements Facilitating an annual refresh of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) across the business and analysing this information to ensure that recovery plans are adequate Liaising with the IT teams to ensure Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans take account of Information security requirements Coordinate the business’ Corporate Business Continuity and DR testing Lead the business’ engagement and participation in the infrastructure provider’s annual business crisis scenario testing Implement, embed and maintain crisis management processes, including communications cascades Develop and implement the controls and processes necessary to support the monitoring and analysis of supplier performance The Person: A proactive approach with the ability to generate new ideas Ability to manage workload with competing priorities and frequent interruptions that require urgent attention Ability to analyse the root causes of issues, quickly understand, interpret and clearly explain complex matters Qualifications/Key Skills: Degree in relevant discipline Industry certification and experience (CBCP certification or similar desirable, ISO 22301, etc.) Business Continuity coverage experience in a Financial Services, Technology or Service Provider industry Solid foundation in Operational Risk Management with exposure to Operational Assurance, Business Continuity and Supplier Management General awareness of Business Continuity and Supplier Management standards Developed interpersonal and collaborative skills with the ability to communicate risk focused Business Continuity and Supplier Management related concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with challenging situations and relationships with key stakeholders Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
I was tasked with recruiting an entire Risk and Compliance function and met with MERJE to discuss our requirements. I left them to do the rest – and they did. They know the market and took the time to listen and understand our culture, providing good quality candidates. They are now our ‘go-to’ company.
Talent Attraction & Selection Manager, UK Insurer
MERJE helped me make my first steps into the Interim market, from finding my first role, to setting up as a Contractor and getting paid! Regular contact at key points gives me the assurance they’re working on my behalf. They’ve been extremely helpful through some difficult times; they’re a trusted source of information and guidance.
Interim Support Advisor, Leading Banking Group
MERJE was not only very well organised, they had good communication skills and, more importantly, a thorough understanding of the business I was joining. They provided excellent guidance and support throughout a challenging process and the role has presented exactly the right challenge at this stage in my career.
Senior Risk Manager, Commercial Lender