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Operational Risk Partner

Employer
Handelsbanken Plc
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 2, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Job Introduction

The first line of defense risk team are responsible for supporting the management of operational and conduct risk within the UK bank.

Our role is to ensure the business has a comprehensive and accurate view of its risks by providing guidance, support and assurance to senior management that the business are identifying, assessing, managing and reporting its risks adequately and accurately.

In this role, you will be working with a growing and experienced risk management team which is responsible for providing high quality analysis, advice and guidance on the management of operational and conduct risk to ensure that business complies with the relevant policies, frameworks and regulatory expectations.

The purpose of the Operational Risk Partner is to provide the business with quality support in their management of all operational risks through the delivery and embedding of the various risk management processes and initiatives.

Main Responsibilities
  • Providing support for their own risk portfolio which will be managed in accordance with the Operational Risk Management Framework and relevant risk and compliance policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining an agreed schedule around the delivery of new RCSA's (where applicable), annual risk reviews, and Annual RSCA Refresh Workshops.
  • Chairing Monthly Risk Forums with various business functions and other key stakeholders.
  • Reviewing and monitoring action plans to fill gaps identified from either risk management activities (including IRAMs etc.), or compliance / audit findings.
  • Identifying gaps in action planning and highlight areas of improvement to ensure risks are adequately managed within the risk tolerance of the bank.
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships across the wider risk management community within the organisation.
  • Support risk owners in the establishment of new or enhanced risks where necessary
  • Supporting the embedding of operational risk, ensuring Senior Management are aware of their risk and control environment they have responsibility for.
Ideal Candidate

Research (by Harvard University) shows that women are particularly likely to second guess themselves and not apply - so if you are worried you don't meet all the criteria, get in touch anyhow and let us do the worrying...
  • Experience in operational risk management with a solid understanding of retail banking; together with the associated processes and risks.
  • Experience in leading and facilitating Risk and Control Self-Assessments (RCSA's).
  • Be skilled in preparing high quality presentation for meetings and workshops.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communications skills and have an ability to lead conversations to ensure understanding.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills; with the ability to challenge and influence a range of stakeholders
  • An industry recognised qualification for operational risk or risk management would be desirable but isn't essential.
Company Information

Handelsbanken is a relationship bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence thanks to a nationwide network of branches, and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a local business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a bespoke service. The focus is always on the need of the individual customer and not on the sale of specific products.

The Bank is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities. This is so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work that encourages everyone to apply, regardless of socio-economic background, age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), veteran status, marital and civil partnership status, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Check our Handelsbanken website for further information

At Handelsbanken, we deeply value our unique culture and values including trust in and respect for each individual. We take pride in nurturing a work environment where people flourish, and where they are empowered to take decisions in their areas of expertise. We take a long term perspective in everything we do and want each employee who joins us to build a long terms successful career with the Bank.

What is in it for you?
  • We have a wide range of learning and development available, empowering and enabling our colleagues to take ownership of their own development.
  • Competitive Salary and an extensive range of benefits is provided, including private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance
  • A market-leading pension contribution of 15% paid by the bank, which can be invested in a wide range of funds (including ESG and Shariah funds)
Application next steps

Your journey with us begins once you have submitted your application. One of our Handelsbanken recruiters will be reviewing your details and will later organise a phone conversation if you match the role requirements. If there is a mutual fit, we will extend an invitation for you to participate in an interview.

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an interview or you have any requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process - just let us know by email uk_talent@careers.handelsbanken.co.uk .

This advert will be live for a minimum of two weeks. However, please note that after the two weeks, the closing date could change at any time depending on the number of responses received.

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