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Head of Business Risk (Resilience & 3rd Party Risk)

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: c.£100,000 + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Risk Management
  • Contact: Paul Sherlock
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2746
  • Expiry Date: 03 July 2024
  • Job Ref: PS/11630 B

Head of Business Risk (Resilience & 3rd Party Risk)

Our client a leading banking institution are currently recruiting for the newly created role of Head of Business Risk (1LOD) with a focus on Resilience and 3rd Party Risk Management.

This is an instrumental role for the business where you will be responsible for the creation and embedding of the firms first line of defence risk function. As the Head of Business Risk, you will be responsible for leading the company's risk management program, ensuring that the company's risks are identified, assessed, and managed effectively. The Head of Business Risk will be responsible in delivering a comprehensive and cohesive approach to risk management covering areas such as risk and controls, operational resilience and business continuity and third-party risk management


  • To lead the ongoing development, management and embedding of the Bank’s Operational Resilience Framework into all business areas providing training and support where appropriate.

  • Responsible for the Banks Operational Resilience Self-Assessment, ensuring the ORSA contains accurate and timely information for upward reporting and approval to the Operational Risk Committee (ORC), Executive Committee (ExCo) and the Board Risk Committee (BRC).

  • To ensure that, through the change and product development processes, any impacts on the Banks IBS and/or, risks and control structures are assessed and assist the business in making the necessary changes.

  • Ownership of the banks Business Continuity Plan ensuring regular reviews are undertaken and the plan tested.

  • To lead the ongoing management of the Bank’s RCSA programme ensuring all material risks are identified and proactively drive corrective actions resolution.

  • To lead the development of frameworks to identify risk within the Banks third party suppliers and ensure the management of these suppliers meets the Banks and regulators expectations.

  • To lead the ongoing development and implementation of 1st line risk reporting/MI into the risk committees and ExCo.

  • Responsible for the ORC ensuring relevant topics are escalated and discussed to manage operational risk.

  • Proactively drive, manage and enhance business risk standards ensuring alignment to the Banks policies.

  • Actively promote the importance of a strong risk culture across the Bank


  • Experience of resilience best practice and 3rd party risk

  • Experience in the financial services industry

  • Strong knowledge of risk management principles and practices

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong leadership and management skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Relevant degree or professional qualification

If you are a highly motivated and experienced risk management professional looking for a challenging role with a reputable financial institution, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Hybrid working policy is 1-2 days per week in the office located in the West Midlands.