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IT Operational Risk Specialist

Aston Carter
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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The Operational Risk Team has responsibility for the operational risk UK, ensuring a comprehensive and objective view of all risks in the Bank's business operations and providing independent management assurance to the the business are identifying and managing risks adequately. Candidate must be from a IT Ops Risk background

Key Responsibilities

The role holder covers all components of the operational risk framework including Risk and Control Self Assessments, Incidents, Scenario Analysis, and Key Indicators with a focus on IT and Information Security risks. Potential activities include, but are not

limited to:

• Maintain and enhance the Operational Risk Framework, policy/processes and tools, including review

and revisions where necessary;

• Provide consultation, guidance and support on operational risk management to the business;

Provide training and

awareness on operational risk management and framework components, tools and

systems across the bank (as required);

Provide independent oversight and challenge to the business operational risk management activities

and risk profile


Material risks are appropriately identified, assessed and managed;


Control assessment and assurance programs are effective and appropriate;


Action Plans are

effective and adequate to address the risk within the risk tolerance of the



Key risk indicator trends / breaches monitored and appropriate actions plans in place where



Incidents are captured, assessed and adequately managed including root cause analysis;


Scenario analysis cover the bank's material risks and are assessed appropriately including potential future risk mitigation;

The role holder should:

have a good

understanding of the banks business operations & culture

have experience and understanding of IT risk management in the Financial Services Industry (preferably

within second line or Internal Audit);

be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, both written and verbal including being able to

translate risk matters to non-risk professionals (& IT risk to non IT professionals) in a clear or simple way;

have experience of changing and building and/or operating industry good practice IT Risk

Management processes;

have knowledge and experience of technology practices/frameworks such as ITIL, COBIT, NIST

be comfortable challenging and influencing stakeholders including senior management;

be approachable and

also be proactive to engage with the business;

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;

be able to work on their own initiative and enjoy the responsibility of delivering outcomes;

be highly organised yet flexible.

Job Title: IT Operational Risk Specialist

Location: London, UK

Rate/Salary: (phone number removed) - (phone number removed) GBP Yearly

Job Type: Permanent

Trading as Aston Carter. Allegis Group Limited, Maxis 2, Western Road, Bracknell, RG12 1RT, United Kingdom. No. (phone number removed). Allegis Group Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency as set out in the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Aston Carter is a company within the Allegis Group network of companies (collectively referred to as "Allegis Group"). Aerotek, Aston Carter, EASi, Talentis Solutions, TEKsystems, Stamford Consultants and The Stamford Group are Allegis Group brands. If you apply, your personal data will be processed as described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice available at https://(url removed)/en-gb/privacy-notices.

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