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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
Senior Consultant - Compliance & Risk
Consultant – Risk Management
Junior Resourcer - Financial Crime & Fraud, Risk Management and Compliance
17 days ago
£50,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
Support the Compliance Director in the provision of high quality advice to the business on regulatory and compliance matters and in the ongoing development and enhancement of the company’s compliance and regulatory risk management arrangements. Key responsibilities include: Developing and implementing group and company policies to meet legal, regulatory and business requirements. Providing clear, accurate and timely advice on regulatory matters, including the application of relevant requirements in the FCA Handbook. Reviewing business operations and procedures to ensure that they remain compliant with policies and procedures and relevant regulatory requirements. Monitoring regulatory developments and advising on their relevance and implications for the company and any actions needed to prepare for compliance. Drafting compliance policies and procedures, seeking input from stakeholder and educating end-users on new requirements. Prepare and deliver high quality training to staff on regulatory matters Undertaking compliance reviews or investigations and working with the relevant business area to ensure that appropriate remedial actions are identified and implemented. Accurate and timely completion of regulatory returns and forms and submitting these via FCA Connect and GABRIEL. Review of financial promotions Undertaking regulatory due diligence for potential acquisitions and reporting on findings Compiling data in response to FCA or other information requests. Representing Compliance in business projects and assisting with regulatory change projects as directed. The Person: Strong knowledge of the UK regulatory framework and the FCA Handbook Understanding of wealth management including the advice process and products 5 yrs or more in a financial services environment, preferably wealth management
20 days ago
Operational Risk Manager – Retail Banking
£60,000 - £70,000
The organisation: One of the pioneers for the many consumer lending organisations that operate today has recently decided to expand into Retail Banking, offering a bigger range of loans, mortgages and savings accounts products. With strong private funding and a banking licence, they are trying to continue their continuous growth at a larger part of the UK and they are now looking for an Operational Risk Manager to support their Retail Banking business area. You: Working in collaboration with the Head of Operational Risk, you will design, implement and embed an effective risk framework that will enable the organisation to meet its strategic goals. Aside from delivering the risk appetite, reporting and assessment, you’ll play a pivotal role in partnering with the 1st line and Risk Champions across the business to truly incorporate risk management into the organisations culture from the ground up. You’ll be a confident leader with strong commercial acumen and regulatory knowledge, someone that the business can fall back to when they require any support or consulting around risk. It would also be good to have: Operational/Enterprise Risk experience within a retail banking environment Mortgages/Consumer Lending exposure desirable but not necessary Hands-on, adaptable and motivated to work at a growing environment
27 days ago
Senior Credit Risk Analyst- SQL, Power BI
up to £450.00 per day
The Senior Credit Risk Analyst is responsible for providing comprehensive insight into loan book performance to support the optimisation of credit risk decisions. The role is also responsible for the segmentation and analysis of the portfolio to improve efficiency and automation, as well as supporting the development of IFRS9 reporting. Key responsibilities include: Production and ongoing enhancement of credit risk reporting and analysis, providing timely and accurate monthly and quarterly reports and updates to Risk committees. Provide analytical insights and make strategic recommendations across the credit risk life-cycle, reducing costs and improving customer outcomes. Development of Divisional data, reporting and analysis. Perform analysis to support credit risk strategy, policy and process development. Support development and monitoring of new products and strategies. The Person: Numerical degree, strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail Experience in a credit risk environment A solid grounding in data analysis using quantitative analytic tools. Relevant coding experience (SQL and PowerBI) Strong understanding of the fundamental concepts of credit risk management Advanced Excel skills 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.
28 days ago
Risk Analyst – Global FX Specialist
£30,000 - £40,000
Job Description: We are looking for a Risk Analyst to join the EU wing of a global commercial FX specialist. Serving a wide portfolio of FTSE-listed clients, corporations and SME’s, their focus on quality has led them to grow exponentially over the past few years. This is a new role aimed at providing support across the broad Risk function. You will be working across Credit, Operational and Financial Risk which will give you exposure across the business and opportunity to liaise with various teams and senior stakeholders. The company highly promotes employee well-being and internal mobility and you’ll be allowed to choose your career path moving forward based on your interests. Your main responsibilities will be: Assist the senior team to embed, implement and maintain an effective risk framework across the business Managing the risk registers and various reports to present back to the Risk Committee Support various risk initiatives around the business, such as risk and ICAAP assessments Assist the Credit Risk team with various risk related matters and support the monitoring of client positions This role would be ideal for someone who: Recently graduated with a Finance, Economics or Maths degree Has some knowledge of the financial markets of traded products (derivatives are desirable) Is a CFA or FRM holder or is currently working towards it Is highly analytical with strong Excel skills Has the drive and motivation to face off across the business and pursue a career in Risk Role will be looking to pay £30,000 - £40,000 basic (bonus + benefits on top) and we would be looking to arrange interviews immediately.
about 2 months ago
Operational Risk Analyst
£35,000 - £50,000
A leading fund of funds with $50bn AUM and offices around the globe is looking for a buy-side Risk professional to support their growing Operational Risk function. Main purpose of the role Sitting at the second line, you’ll provide support in all aspects of the businesses’ global Operational and Enterprise Risk frameworks. Expanding beyond Operational Risk, you will support the business with various control reports, Third Party Supplier risk management and business continuity processes. You will have the opportunity to regularly face off to senior stakeholders during the Risk Committees and Board meetings. Working alongside the CRO and other members of the Risk team, you’ll provide invaluable support with all MI reporting and you’ll be involved in various global Risk initiatives and projects. Key knowledge and experience for this role 6 months to 3 years of Operational Risk experiences within the financial services (buy-side and any exposure to Private Equity a major advantage, but not a prerequisite) Degree educated, numerical discipline a plus The individual You can demonstrate a clear interest in pursuing a career within operational risk Highly analytical, data-driven and solutions-focused Naturally curious with the ability to deliver results on your own initiative Confident communicator who can interact across all levels of seniority
about 2 months ago
Investment Risk Associate
£50,000 - £65,000
A leading fund of funds with $50bn AUM and offices around the globe is looking for a buy-side Risk professional to support their growing Investment Risk function. You’ll be exposed to various investment strategies with a primary focus on Private Equity, Infrastructure and Real Assets portfolios. Main purpose of the role Working alongside the Risk, Investment Strategy and Treasury functions, you will support the Group Investment Risk to develop and implement the framework across the business. Your monitoring, market, credit and liquidity risk skills will be put to the test during the investment allocation and post investment monitoring processes. There will also be an initial period of automating current tools to ultimately lead to the better monitoring of the portfolios. There will be constant exposure to senior Executives through Global risk initiatives and projects, but also regular reporting back to the Investment and Risk Committees. Key knowledge and experience for this role Degree educated with a numerical discipline being a distinct advantage 1-3 years of Investment Risk/Quant Risk experience within a buy-side financial services environment (bonus points if you’ve had any exposure to Private Equity but not a prerequisite!) CFA/FRM/PRMIA a plus but not a prerequisite either The individual You can demonstrate a clear interest in pursuing a career within investment risk Experience with VBA, Python, R would be a distinct advantage, SQL a plus Highly analytical and solutions-focused with an ability to deliver on your own initiative Confident communicator who can interact across all levels of seniority
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