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Risk Manager

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Discipline:

    Risk Management

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    c. £55,000 + Benefits

  • Consultant:

    #

  • Email:

    psherlock@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    PS/15807(B)

  • Published:

    2 months ago

Our client is a leading UK financial services business offering a range of financial services solutions to its customer base. The opportunity has arisen to join the firm in the role of Risk Manager which will require you to facilitate the assessment of material risk across the UK Group, ensuring that appropriate ownership and action is taken by first line management for risks outside of accepted risk appetite. This is a second line role which supports the business in providing challenge to risk assessments, monitoring and reporting activities, including action taken in respect of the resolution of Internal Audit and Compliance Monitoring issues and the maintenance of a robust control environment

Key responsibilities include:

  • Facilitation and challenge of regular risk assessments in line with UK Risk Management Framework
  • Facilitate the identification, assessment and management of risks through the consistent application of the risk assessment process
  • Promoting an effective risk culture across the enterprise
  • Develop internal and external relationships to assist in providing an efficient service ensure that meets the requirements of the business
  • Ensuring the internal control process remains high on the agenda of senior and line managers
  • Provide challenge to the business on the adherence to risk appetite statements and limits
  • Production of timely and relevant risk management information and reporting
  • Provide support to key projects and/or initiatives to ensure that risk materiality assessments are completed followed by a full risk assessment when required
  • Provide training to the business on the Risk Management Framework
  • Facilitate the escalation processes, including risk events and appetite breaches in accordance with business risk management policy
  • Drive effective root-cause analysis
  • Contribute to the risk moderation, coverage and correlation processes. Ensure effective actions are in place where needed
  • Facilitate completion of, and challenge the outputs of periodical Risk Maturity Assessments
  • Support the business unit management with the application of the policy framework
  • Continually seek to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of risk management services through process improvements to each element of service delivery
  • Undertake all projects in a professional, timely and compliant manner in liaison with other teams as required

Qualifications/Key Skills:

  • Extensive and demonstrable risk management experience within a regulated environment (wealth management / employee benefit sectors desirable)
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of risk practices and techniques and governing regulations
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills to enable effective communications and working relationships at all levels with internal and external customers/suppliers and regulatory bodies (both verbally and in writing). Exhibiting good questioning and listening skills

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