Senior Operational Risk Oversight Manager (IT, Information Security, Resilience)

£70,000 | Bristol | Permanent
Posted 1 year ago

This is an exciting time to join the Operational Risk Oversight team in the 2nd line of defence as the Senior Risk Oversight Manager accountable for oversight on critical and ever evolving areas such as IT, Information Security, Cyber, and Resilience. Due to the continued success of the Risk team, this role is available as we develop and enhance our capability to provide robust support and challenge to the 1st line whilst supporting the Board in the provision of effective MI and actions plans. This is a high-profile and varied role where you will engage with, and influence, IT, Security, and risk senior stakeholders across the entirety of the Business.

This role would be well suited to candidates that are either IT/ Security/Cyber Risk professionals, or technical experts with a curious and challenging mindset who would like to broaden their experience into a risk role.

Key Accountabilities
Operates with significant degrees of impact and influence, managing a range of stakeholders from within Risk and the wider Business.
Actively considers our companies inherent material risk exposure, analysing the risk profile and seeking confirmation that the risks are being correctly identified and managed within appetite.
Executes risk-based assessments with robust independent 2nd line assurance and control assessments across IT, Security, Cyber, and resilience; to provide opinions on how effectively we manage these operational risks and provide intelligence for Senior Management and Board.
Works collaboratively across the different risk functions to formulate an enterprise wide risk assessment.
Pre-empts the direction of business strategy and applies an understanding of the core operational metrics to identify potential operational risks inherent in the future strategy and business model.
Supports the CRO by reviewing new and horizon operational risks, to assess the impact on how we do things, and identify potential change requirements.
Oversight of key projects to ensure business requirements are met whilst managing operational risks and adhering to our policies and frameworks.
Active participation at key risk and business meetings to ensure 1st line are managing risks appropriately.
Supports the development of our Risk and Compliance Policy Framework and standards, and oversee policy embedding initiatives.
Manages self and team to ensure adherence to our risk policies and relevant external operational risk frameworks.
Manages and motivates a small high performing team, developing colleagues through stretching objectives, feedback and coaching, contributing to their development and providing ongoing support.

Essential Skills
Strong influencing and communication skills (both oral and written) with the confidence to engage with senior management and maintain good working relationships.
Personal drive and self-initiative combined with excellent team working capabilities to enable effective collaboration with partners across the Group.
Experience of operating successfully within a large complex organisation and a detailed understanding of control design and operation within IT/Security/Cyber/Resilience.

Desirable Skills
This role would be well suited to candidates that are either IT/ Security/Cyber Risk professionals, or technical experts with a curious and challenging mindset who would like to broaden their experience into a risk role.
Recognised qualifications or membership, such as (CISA, ITIL, CISSP, IRM, COBIT) would be a distinct advantage.
Experience in Financial Services is desirable, but not essential, as you will be expected to learn quickly to add value to both 1st and 2nd line.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Sara Susman
0161 237 0006

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