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Head of Operational Risk Partnering

Job Reference: MK / 16436280

Employer/Agency Name: PSD Manchester

Location: Manchester

Job Sector: Accountancy, Banking, Finance

Salary/Package: £100k+

Date Posted: 04/04/2018

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My client is one of the leading and fastest growing banks in the UK.

Responsibilities
• Deputise for the Operational Risk Director at committees and steering groups as required, including at Executive and Board level
• Challenge the effectiveness of mitigating actions and plans across the business, ensuring the Operational Risk profile remains within Risk Appetite
• Act as ‘SME’ regarding Operational Risk identification, assessment and management, partnering specific areas of the business
• Implement the Operational Risk Management Framework robustly, ensuring it is understood, documented, communicated, enhanced and embedded
• Work with stakeholders across business units and group functions to drive understanding and execution of Operational Risk best practice
• Robust oversight, monitoring and challenge of business unit and function RCSAs, management actions and risk culture, managing in line with risk appetite
• Provide oversight, challenge and expert advice regarding strategic Change projects
• Assess compliance with policies, recommending any performance calibration
• Attend divisional boards and senior leadership meetings as required, overseeing and challenging the management of Operational Risk
• Understand all business areas and functions and their strategy, objectives and processes, to ensure appropriate implementation of the Operational Risk Framework and management of risks
• Lead and develop the Operational Risk Managers within your team, as well as working collaboratively with the Framework, Oversight & Monitoring teams
• Support the wider group Risk teams to undertake ad-hoc activities related to the role as directed by line management

What we’re looking for:
• Ability to work independently, form effective relationships and provide challenge
• Strong presentation skills at Executive and Board level, with confidence in your own views and the ability to maintain impartial
• Proven experience of leading Operational Risk teams, as well as sound regulatory knowledge of Operational Risk requirements
• Strong understanding of the Banking sector (mortgage operations, asset finance, invoice finance, savings, finance, treasury, IT).
• Strong understanding of Operational Risk Frameworks (end-to-end) including systems, policies, regulatory requirements and ICAAP
• Good understanding of supporting disciplines including Change management, IT Security, supplier management and Business Resilience
• Experience of leading RCSA workshops and risk analysis
• Good partnering skills, stakeholder management and ability to navigate a complex business, build relationships and work collaboratively with management teams

Up to £100,000 plus car allowance, bonus and attractive benefits package

Contact Mike Kelly, Senior Consultant

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