Senior Manager – Operational Risk Lead


Our client is looking to hire a Senior Manager in Operational Risk Lead to join their London based office on a Permanent basis.

Ref: 49525

  • Location: London
  • Category: Life Actuarial
  • Type: Permanent


Key Duties:

  • Lead on the company’s Operational Risk strategy and framework
  • Advise the Head of ERM of new, evolving, emerging or crystallising operational risks (including cyber risk) and ensure these are maintained within the Risk Register
  • To support the management and maintenance of the Risk Register, Risk Management Framework (including operational risk and data policies and procedures), risk appetite and limits, key risk indicators, risk management information, stress and scenario testing, and risk governance framework; facilitating embedding of the framework on behalf of the Head of ERM
  • Maintain the Risk incident and reporting policies and procedures
  • Monitor compliance with operational and expense risk elements of the risk appetite and limit framework and ensure exceptions are appropriately resolved
  • Support the design, testing, documentation and approval of the Operational and Expense Risk modules of the Internal Model, including its supporting infrastructure
  • Ensure the Operational and expense Risk modules of the Internal Model are appropriately implemented within Line 1 activities
  • Review and validate analysis of actual operational and expense experience and report to the Head of ERM on any implications
  • Support the advice on the calibrations for operational and expense risk capital requirements
  • Monitor and review outsourced service providers
  • Contribute to the scenarios for the stress and sensitivity testing and to ensure that such analysis is relevant, quantifiable and taken into account in the company’s annual and medium-term capital planning
  • Provide assurance to the Head of ERM on risk and controls through periodic deep dive reviews, investigations and general oversight work
  • Review and report to the Head of ERM on the Business Continuity Plans
  • To represent the company’s at external forums including ORIC
  • To support the Model and Data governance committee to ensure that changes to data are appropriately monitored, documented, reviewed, challenged, approved and implemented in a co-ordinated manner between business and assurance functions
  • To liaise closely with Internal Audit and Compliance and assist in the preparation of the Integrated Assurance Report
  • Engage in any decision, activity, initiative, project or process to the level the Head of ERM believes appropriate and necessary

Qualifications required:

  • Advanced qualification reflective of a high degree of numeracy (FIA, CFA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CAIA or similar)
  • Extensive prior experience of a risk management role in a relevant financial services entity (insurance, asset management, banking)
  • Familiarity with the UK regulatory environment and specific solvency regimes

Experience required:

  • Experience in developing and embedding operational risk frameworks
  • Knowledge of business processes, standards, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of legal regulatory and industry requirements
  • Ability to distil information and apply judgement
  • Knowledge and experience of cyber risks including processes for monitoring and controlling these risks
  • Knowledge of non-financial risks associated with reputation, conduct, compliance and culture and associated frameworks and controls
  • Experience of ORSA processes including development and assessment of operational risk scenarios
  • Experience of UK Insurance and outsourced business models


Jade Parsons

Consultant – Insurance

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