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Risk Manager

  • Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Competitive Salary per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

  • Sector: Risk Management & Analytics
  • Contact: Richard Abelson
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 08 August 2021
  • Job Ref: RA/17707

My client is long established and well regarded in the field in which they operate.

They are looking to recruit a Risk Manager who will be responsible for leading the Risk Management team with a focus on ensuring that the embedded risk management framework is utilised effectively by the 1st line. You will provide leadership, oversight, guidance and challenge on the identification, control and effective management of risk. You will be responsible for ensuring a control framework exists that demonstrates whether these risks are managed within risk appetite and in accordance with regulatory expectations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for maintaining the group’s risk management framework, policies, processes and systems to ensure effective risk oversight that meets regulatory requirements. This includes the roll-out of control self-assessment.

  • Embed a risk culture and risk management practices that are focused on helping the firm to achieve its strategic objectives.

  • Oversee an effective framework for the identification, management and resolution of risk events reported across the organisation, working with key stakeholders on the highest priority risk events.

  • Provide guidance on all aspects of risk management and categories of risk, assessing emerging internal and external threats and opportunities.

  • Monitor risk information provided from risk and control data and from business areas, challenging the adequacy and completeness of the information generated, driving recommendations for improvement and obtaining management agreement to their implementation.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the firm and its group entities.

The Person:

  • Relevant risk management qualification (IRM or equivalent) and/or significant experience of risk management techniques (operational, business continuity, conduct, strategic etc) in a large to medium sized enterprise.

  • A confident communicator at senior management level.

  • Highly developed stakeholder management expertise. 

  • Knowledge of financial services and more specifically debt management sector (desirable)


Salary is entirely commensurate with experience but will reflect the significance of the role. The role will benefit from a hybrid working arrangement that will allow for an equal split of home and office based working. 


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