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Programme Risk Manager

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jan 26, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.
An opportunity has arisen to join the team providing 2nd LOD oversight of the change & transformation portfolio. The organisation is undertaking a number of major change programmes to deliver the transformation, business growth targets and BAU and regulatory change programme. It is critical to have a comprehensive and joined up approach to Risk oversight to provide challenge and support to the business ambitions, and to ensure that the operational and execution risk entailed is efficiently managed.

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Provide risk oversight and independent challenge on 1st line identification and assessment of risks
  • Support the delivery of Risk & Compliance Opinions
  • Support the delivery of Assurance Reviews in line with agreed Assurance Plan
  • Contribute to timely reporting and MI across Programme and Projects on progress and risk assessment to relevant governance committees
  • Review and assess the emerging risk themes
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Risk & Compliance community to ensure appropriate engagement

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • A good understanding of a Financial Services business
  • A background in Risk Management in a 1st, 2nd or 3rd line role previously
  • Strong understanding of programme /project risk management
  • Experience of building and managing strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Experience of providing analysis and guidance to tight deadlines

Personal Attributes:
  • A promoter of risk awareness within the organisation
  • Relationship management and the ability to challenge operational experts
  • Influencing and supportive mind-set
  • Able to work collaboratively across the immediate team and broader Risk & Compliance function
  • Persistent and resilient in the face of challenge
  • Able to look beyond face value, ask the right questions and make links and connections across the organisation and between similar situations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Key Work Level Accountabilities:

Manager or Expert:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Recruiter: Helen Simons

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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