Head of 1st Line Operational Risk - Financial Services - London

Job Title: Head of 1st Line Operational Risk - Financial Services - London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Reference: BBBH21004_1551725369
Contact Name: Emily Marmoy-Haynes
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 04, 2019 18:49

Job Description


You will join a highly reputable, well known financial services institution which holds a market leading presence in its sector. Year on year this firm has experienced growth and will offer you a secure, challenging and rewarding working environment alongside the opportunity to further develop your experience. The company invest heavily in their technology ensuring they are a leader in the market.


This is a 1st line of defence Operational Risk and Controls Senior Manager with responsibility for managing one person.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Provide support to the business and coordinate all first line Risk activities
  • Act as the main point of contact for 2nd line of defence Risk Management
  • Provide Operational Risk training and education to help maintain a strong Risk culture
  • Carry out risk-based reviews and ensure current processes are effective and in line with Risk appetite
  • Ensure a robust control environment and attend Risk & Control forums
  • Identify potential issues arising from deep dive reviews and scenario analysis
  • Create Operational Risk reporting to keep senior management up to date


  • Demonstrable Operational Risk & Controls experience from a UK regulated firm is essential
  • Operational Risk experience including Risk Assessments, Key Risk Indicators and Scenario Analysis is key
  • Good Financial Services product knowledge is important
  • Understanding of wider Risk Management is beneficial
  • Previous leadership / management experience is important
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise work accordingly
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

If you feel you have the relevant experience for this newly created opportunity, please apply to this advert and send your CV to Emily Marmoy-Haynes 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.