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Senior Operational Risk Manager- Controls & Assurance

  • Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 pa per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

  • Sector: Risk Management & Analytics
  • Contact: Michael Ayres
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 19 August 2021
  • Job Ref: MA/17766


Financial Services business, located in the West Midlands, are currently looking to hire an experienced Risk professional for a Senior Manager position that will drive, lead and oversea Operational Quality Control and Assurance and ensure effective monitoring of 1st line oversight and Governance model.



  • Develop, enhance and implement Operational Quality Assurance and Control frameworks

  • Ensure that the right Operational governance standards are in place to provide the business with assurance that process risks and controls are being managed to the accepted risk tolerance levels agreed.

  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure all process risks and issues and testing aids identified are documented effectively

  • Conduct deep dive process reviews on existing and emerging risks and issues.

  • Present to senior management effective updates on planned activity, emerging and identified risks

  • Facilitate and run workshops to promote understanding of the Ops Risk principles and operating model.

  • Regular collaboration sessions across Quality Control and Assurance to review and identify emerging risks, trends and potential business issues

  • Pro-actively work with a wide range of stakeholders across the business and report on findings and areas of opportunity identified through risk management assessments.

  • Where required attend and present at required OpsCo, Risk Management Committee and Exco meetings to update on current Ops Assurance position and development.


Experience Required

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of Risk Management from within an FCA regulated environment.

  • Experience in delivering and managing Operational Risk Control Self-Assessment programmes

  • Understanding of developing and the implementation of 1st line of defence Quality Control frameworks

  • Knowledge of identifying process risks/weaknesses including the design and implementation of effective controls

  • Strong people manager and experience developing relationships with senior stakeholders