Head of Operational Assurance

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    North Yorkshire

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    £80,000 - £100,000 + Excellent Benefits

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

Our client is a well-known Financial Services company who are currently looking to recruit a Head of Operational Assurance. In this role you will provide strategic support, direction and guidance to the Chief Executive Officer on all Operational Assurance and Resilience matters. This represents a rare and exciting opportunity to undertake a senior and influential role where you can really make an impact.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Provide strategic support, direction and guidance to the COO and Chief Executive Officer on all Operational Assurance and Resilience matters
  • Responsible for the management and development of all First Line Operational Assurance activities
  • Deliver compliance with a newly formed function with the Bank of England’s new Operational Resilience regime
  • Act on behalf for the COO on all Operational Assurance matters, liaising with the Board, Senior Management Team and Regulators as required with generally accepted principles of compliance and supporting the strategic operating requirements of the division
  • Produce clear and concise reports for Senior Management and the Board

The Person:

  • Strategic thinker with ability to navigate highly complex matters
  • Robust and resilient and able to operate in a high pressure and fast-moving environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities to deal with challenging situations and relationships with key stakeholders
  • A self-starter who focuses on generating opportunities and outcomes
  • A positive outlook with an ability to inspire confidence, provide vision and motivate people

     Qualifications/Key Skills:

  • Extensive experience of Operational Risk Management
  • Extensive experience of managing Operational Assurance multi-function teams
  • Experience and understanding of Business Continuity standards and principles
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including engagement with the Board, Senior Management and Regulators
  • Strong and proven line management skills



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