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Senior Operational Risk Specialist

Handelsbanken Plc
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 26, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

Main Responsibilities
Support the Head of Operational Risk Control develop and maintain the Bank's Operational Risk Management Framework (ORMF), processes and tools;
Support the Head of Operational Risk Control in producing and executing the UKRO business plan;
Lead second line operational risk engagement in various risk and other key business activities including the annual Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP) and compliance with the Resolvability Assessment Framework (RAF);
Lead the design and enhancement of methodologies across the operational risk landscape with a forward-looking view in line with emerging risks and regulatory requirements;
Lead the production of second line operational risk opinions, annual account reporting & disclosures and regulatory submissions;
Lead and plan annual validation and assurance, which includes targeted and / or responsive deep dives/thematic reviews into operational risk areas of interest (as appropriate) as well as Business-As-Usual monitoring and assurance;
Support the wider Risk Management Framework enhancement plan and lead activities where required;

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...

The successful applicant should:
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the UK and International regulations relating to operational risk;
  • Have relevant experience in risk management within a financial services environment;
  • Able to demonstrate strong communication skills, both written and verbal including being able to translate risk matters to non-risk professionals in a clear or simple way;
  • Be a team player and be able to build & manage strong relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels;
  • Approachable and also be proactive to engage with the business;
  • Be comfortable challenging and influencing stakeholders including senior management;
  • Be able to balance the risk and reward and being prepared to make a decision / recommendation;
  • Be able to provide an independent view of risks and having the courage to express them;
  • Able to work on their own initiative and enjoy the responsibility of delivering outcomes;
  • Desirable to have a good understanding of Handelsbanken business operations & culture;
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 .

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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