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Enterprise Risk Manager

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Compliance
  • Contact: Richard Abelson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2748
  • Expiry Date: 07 June 2024
  • Job Ref: RA/11565M

Enterprise Risk Manager

My client is currently seeking an experienced Enterprise Risk Manager to join their Commercial Risk Team. This is a technical role that requires a candidate with a strong background in risk management practices and methods. As the Enterprise Risk Manager, you will be responsible for supporting, directing, and influencing the Commercial business’ senior managers and their teams in embedding use of the groups enterprise risk management framework (ERMF).

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with relevant stakeholders and risk owners to design new and improve existing risk processes and MI that is aligned to the requirements set out in the ERMF and meets the Board’s and Regulator’s expectations
  • Provide support and challenge on how the Commercial business’ key risks and controls are being identified, assessed, managed, monitored and reported spanning different risk categories, e.g. conduct, operational, insurance and financial
  • To co-ordinate and carry out targeted reviews of the groups core risk processes and MI to ensure they remain effective and within agreed risk maturity benchmarks
  • To undertake thematic reviews of the groups risk profile, including risk deep dives and input into scenario workshops
  • To direct and co-ordinate quarterly risk and control assessment reviews and review/challenge the completeness and accuracy of the outputs to drive improvements
  • To facilitate and drive action planning for emerging risk identification and assessment
  • To challenge the status quo and find pragmatic and proportionate solutions to ensure risk management is being effectively embedded and used 
  • Coordination of responses to 2nd line, 3rd line and external risk and control assurance providers relating to control assurance findings ensuring adequate business engagement and progress in making agreed control improvements
  • To promote a culture which recognises the importance and commercial value of good risk management

Specialist Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable knowledge of PRA and FCA requirements and expectations of what good governance and risk management looks like in the context of the general insurance sector along with strong examples of involvement in their design, implementation and practical application
  • A good understanding of a risk framework, the underlying components and experience in evaluating what successful embedding of that framework should look like
  • In-depth understanding of risk and control assessment and assurance techniques along with experience in their application
  • Experience of providing risk advice and direction into change projects and business operations that influences and drives better risk outcomes
  • Commercial awareness and pragmatism that drives agreement to solutions with appropriate risk/reward outcomes
  • Ability to work in a highly rapid change environment with ambiguity, whilst still delivering at pace and to good quality standards
  • Autonomous, whilst being able to recognise and ask for support when needed
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to process, collate, and present findings in a clear and consistent manner
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills, while working collaboratively with the business
  • Previous people management experience, including coaching of others to support their development


  • 5+ years of experience in risk management, preferably in a financial services company
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

If you are an experienced Enterprise Risk Manager with a strong background in risk management practices and methods, and are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity with a leading financial services company, this could be the role for you.