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Head of Operational Risk

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Date Posted

20 November 2020


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£100,000 - £120,000


Our client is a growing investment management house. Due to continued company success, they are now looking to recruit a Head of Operational Risk to join their Operations team on a permanent basis. This is a critical first line business role, with support and assurance over the risk and control environment.

The Head of Operational Risk will take responsibility for the following duties:

  • Providing leadership and direction for the assurance over the operational risk and control environment. This includes enabling risk management best practice and embedding this into key functions within Operations and Finance
  • Building and leading the Operations Business Control Team
  • Managing high quality day to day process and control deliverables
  • Acts as a proactive business partner in moving the firm’s capabilities forward on a strategic level
  • Representing the Operations function in a number of management and oversight committees
  • Implement and embed the Risk Framework, Standard and Procedures
  • Lead and coordinate AAF activity
  • Lead and coordinate ICAAP activity
  • Report risks and issues
  • Provide leadership and management of an Operational Resilience programme including Business Continuity Planning

The Head of Operational Risk must meet the following criteria:

  • Experienced at working with Board and Executive level stakeholders
  • Proven experience in an assurance or regulatory role within investment management
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing a first line controls testing framework
  • Track record of leading and coordinating AAF activity within an investment management environment
  • Evidence of involvement in ICAAP activity within an investment management environment
  • Has the gravitas to lead a department

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior Operational Risk or Audit professional with an extensive background within investment management looking for a strategic leadership role with a flourishing business.

If you believe your background meets the criteria, please apply with your CV.

Note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to successful candidates.

Mason Blake acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Mason Blake is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age

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