Head of Risk – Leading Financial Services Provider

Expiring today

London (Greater)
13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Risk – Leading Financial Services Provider

A Global Financial services provider is seeking a Head of Risk to join their expanding team. The Head of Risk will be working within a department, who is responsible for challenging and supervising the Operational Risk management of domestic market activities, on a worldwide remit. You will be responsible for the management, development and implementation of an IT risk framework. You will oversee the risk treatment process performed by teams and challenge and sign off on key decisions and remediation plans.

Key Accountabilities

• Review, challenge and analyse IT risk frameworks, against norms and standards, consistently remaining within the organisations IT guidelines
• Lead risk meetings, committees and forums with community members
• Oversee the risk treatment process performed by the team, and provide your opinion in co-design Committees. Lead escalations in cases of disagreements, challenge, make key decisions and remediation plans
• Organise and validate plans for penetration tests, vulnerability scans and intrusion detection
• Provide independent IT reports and views to the domestic market and Risk Management, to support management on incidents and crisis management
• Drive and promote IT risk awareness across the domestic market, and organise and lead meetings, committees and forums with community members
• Watch out for market disruptions and trends, and detect emerging opportunities

Key Requirements

• Prior experience of developing, managing and implementing risk programmes within a large-scale organisation
• Robust knowledge of architectures, technologies, risks and related tools
• Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Experience of effectively managing IT risks within the Financial Services industry
• Be rigorous and thorough and have the ability to effectively manage workload

What’s in it for you?

This is a very exciting time to join the organisation. It is currently undergoing significant technical transformations. You will be a role model to a team of professionals, being responsible for the team’s conduct and conduct risks. You will play a key part in creating the function, drive programmes and animate a network across the world

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