Risk and Operational Resilience Manager

£60,000 | Edinburgh | Permanent


Posted 12 days ago


InterQuest are seeking a Risk & Resilience Manager to join our Second Line Risk and Compliance Function. This role involves ensuring effective risk management across our UK and European entities, covering various risk types such as operational, information/IT security, prudential, financial crime, safeguarding, and operational resilience.

The position requires maintaining and enhancing existing frameworks, plans, and processes to support our company's ongoing growth. The role will report into the Head of Risk & Compliance and will also have direct line management responsibility for a Risk Analyst.

Key Responsibilities:
- Develop and uphold the enterprise-wide risk management (EWRM) framework across all company entities, ensuring effective management of material risks in compliance with regulatory standards.
- Ensure risk management policies, methods, and procedures are tailored to meet business needs and are seamlessly integrated into day-to-day operations.
- Assist in annual risk appetite assessment, quarterly risk assessment, development of key risk indicators, and risk response strategies in collaboration with first line teams.
- Oversee operational risk event management, ensuring insights are leveraged to enhance controls.
- Develop and maintain business continuity and operational resilience strategies, collaborating with Incident and Supplier Management, IT Security, and other departments to minimize operational disruptions.
- Lead the Business Continuity Plan, operational resilience mapping, self-assessment report, annual testing schedule, and associated reporting.
- Coordinate stress testing activities and oversee remedial actions as needed.
- Foster a robust risk and compliance culture, influencing stakeholders across the organization to prioritize risk management and resilience.
- Provide comprehensive management information

Candidate Profile: The Ideal Candidate:
- Previous experience in a similar role within a dynamic financial services environment is essential.
- Exposure to Payments and FinTech sectors is beneficial but not mandatory.
- Strong engagement and influencing skills to establish effective relationships with stakeholders.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities for clear message delivery.
- Demonstrated project management expertise to coordinate diverse activities.
- Experience in conducting technical, risk, or resilience-based assessments and gap analyses.

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.