Head of Operational Risk | Barclay Simpson
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Head of Operational Risk

  • London
  • £90,000 - £100,000
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Job Summary: The Head of Corporate Risk Management Department will serve as the 2nd Line-of-Defence, responsible for overseeing risk management activities across the branch. This includes the Risk Appetite Framework and the Risk Management Framework . The role involves leadership in enterprise risk management and financial risk management to promote a proactive risk culture within the branch.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the Risk Control Committee Secretariat, collaborating with 2nd Line of Defence risk functions.
  • Build risk awareness among staff and provide training in enterprise risk management and financial risk management.
  • Continuously develop and enhance the Risk Management Framework and Risk Appetite Framework to align with regulatory and industry practices.
  • Develop the branch’s risk capabilities, maintain policies and procedures, and oversee risk strategies.
  • Provide independent assessment and monitoring of the branch’s risk profile.
  • Responsible for risk oversight over the branch’s business activities and strategic proposals.
  • Provide advice, oversight, and challenge to embed risk processes and methodologies.
  • Ensure risks are identified, assessed, and monitored, with appropriate action plans.
  • Collaborate with 1st and 2nd Lines of Defence for risk reporting.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant university degree or risk management qualification.
  • Significant risk management experience, including front office and support/control functions.
  • Proficiency in using data for problem identification, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Experience with global financial services institutions or consultancy practices is advantageous.

Supervision and Reporting Lines:

  • The Head of CRMD reports directly to the Chief Risk Officer (SMF4) and administratively to the Joint/Deputy General Manager (SMF24).

Key Stakeholders:

  • Internally: Branch-wide Heads of Department, 1st and 2nd Line of Defence, and Head Office.
  • Externally: Supervisory Authorities such as FCA, PRA, JSFA, and relevant third parties.
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