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Risk Governance Manager

Close Brothers
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 27, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Vacancy


At Close Brothers we look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don't tick every box. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and are open to discuss flexible work options to help you balance your work and home life.

An exciting opportunity to play a key role in supporting the enterprise risk management framework and model governance framework and embedding centralised risk controls across the group.

This role sits within the second line Risk Operations and Governance Team and requires a candidate with strong stakeholder management and organisational skills.

The key responsibilities are to support the Risk Governance Lead in managing the delivery and ongoing evolution of the group's risk governance framework across all risk types and divisions, as well as specific management and improvement of the firm's model risk governance framework to minimise the risks that arise from the use of models.

  • Support the Risk Operations and Governance function in providing oversight and direction to colleagues in accordance with the firm's policies, procedures, standards and SLAs.
  • Manage activities to evolve and embed the risk committee framework.
  • Support the evolution of the broader risk and compliance committee (RCC) structure and work with the businesses to evolve the RCC format and reporting.
  • Lead and advance the Model Risk Governance framework, including enhancements to reporting and processes and increased awareness of model risk.
  • Ensure that all Governance and Compliance requirements are adhered to and all reporting and reviewing activities required by the Regulatory Bodies are carried out to the standards required.
  • Practical experience in the running of a management / executive-level committee and broader risk governance processes.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Advanced analytical skills with excellent attention to detail and an interest in investigating issues and developing solutions.
  • Reporting experience, including an ability to condense information, develop reports and presentations and produce ad-hoc analyses sufficient to optimise delivery to senior management and the board.
  • Proven experience of delivering risk governance, including the implementation of risk controls / governance frameworks.
  • Knowledge of models, model risk, IRB or IFRS 9.
We are an inclusive organisation and committed to ensuring our recruitment process is as accessible as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format or would like to discuss the recruitment process with us, please email us at or request a call back.


At Close Brothers we support employees to balance their work life priorities and in this role you will be able to enjoy a mixture of hybrid working.

Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. At Close Brothers we provide financial support and advice to small businesses and individuals in the UK. Our purpose is to help the people and businesses of Britain thrive over the long term.

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