2nd Line Operational Risk Manager - Financial Services - London

Job Title: 2nd Line Operational Risk Manager - Financial Services - London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £110000.00 - £130000 per annum
Reference: BBBH22476_1572441140
Contact Name: Anna Dunne
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 30, 2019 13:12

Job Description


In contrast to many of its competitors, this Investment Bank is one of a few large global institutions that is seeing substantial growth across Europe at the moment, making it a very exciting and interesting time to join.

Headcount has increased significantly over the last 5 years as they continue to take market-share and expand operations into new areas. However, they have taken care to ensure their excellent culture has not been affected; staff satisfaction is something at the top of this Investment Bank's agenda, offering an excellent work life balance, down-to-earth culture and a friendly working environment.


This is a newly created 2nd line of defence position joining a mid-sized Operational Risk team to support with Operational Risk Policies and Business Continuity related tasks. The team pride themselves on having a collaborative & down to earth culture and there is good opportunity for career progression and personal development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and challenge the transformation of the Operational Risk policies and procedures by working with stakeholders across the region
  • Run a risk assessment of the business's Enterprise and Operations Functions and identify emerging risks
  • Understand, review and challenge the Enterprise Functions and Operations front line risk acceptances and new business initiatives
  • Identify and escalate any conflicts with risk management results and expected business outcomes to business oversight leadership
  • Influence appropriate risk management prioritisation by the front line to enable the business to meet strategic objectives, while meeting operational risk program expectations
  • Provide a business-centric view to IRM Risk Programs
  • Build and sustain a strong risk culture including a balanced approach by working in consultation with all lines of defense across the enterprise
  • Consult with wider senior management and regional stakeholders to drive a culture of Risk management
  • Advise and challenge first line of defence relating to Operational Risk Controls


To be considered for this job, you will have the following experience:

  • Previous policy and framework implementation experience within 2nd line of defence Operational Risk is essential
  • Knowledge of Business Continuity Principles is highly desirable
  • Strong ability to build relationships with key senior stakeholders and influence where required
  • Proven ability to scope, manage and execute complex risk management initiatives with high quality and timely delivery
  • Articulate with a demonstrated capability to organise, scope and execute complex initiatives across a complex, heavily matrixed corporate environment
  • Relevant experience across Corporate Functions within a Financial Services

If you feel you have the relevant experience for this newly created opportunity then please apply to this advert and send your CV to Anna Dunne at Twenty Recruitment.

Twenty Recruitment's Compliance & Governance function are a team of specialist consultants covering Financial Crime Compliance, Regulatory Compliance & Operational Risk mandates, both permanent and temporary, across Financial Services, Technology and Energy.