Head of Operational Risk Partnering

PSD Group
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Up to £100,000 plus car allowance, bonus and attractive benefits package
04 Apr 2018
04 May 2018
MK / 16436280
Experience Level
Department Head
Contract Type

My client is one of the leading and fastest growing banks in the UK.



  • Deputise for the Operational Risk Director at committees and steering groups as required, including at Executive and Board level
  • Challenge the effectiveness of mitigating actions and plans across the business, ensuring the Operational Risk profile remains within Risk Appetite
  • Act as ‘SME’ regarding Operational Risk identification, assessment and management, partnering specific areas of the business
  • Implement the Operational Risk Management Framework robustly, ensuring it is understood, documented, communicated, enhanced and embedded
  • Work with stakeholders across business units and group functions to drive understanding and execution of Operational Risk best practice
  • Robust oversight, monitoring and challenge of business unit and function RCSAs, management actions and risk culture, managing in line with risk appetite
  • Provide oversight, challenge and expert advice regarding strategic Change projects 
  • Assess compliance with policies, recommending any performance calibration
  • Attend divisional boards and senior leadership meetings as required, overseeing and challenging the management of Operational Risk
  • Understand all business areas and functions and their strategy, objectives and processes, to ensure appropriate implementation of the Operational Risk Framework and management of risks
  • Lead and develop the Operational Risk Managers within your team, as well as working collaboratively with the Framework, Oversight & Monitoring teams 
  • Support the wider group Risk teams to undertake ad-hoc activities related to the role as directed by line management

What we’re looking for


  • Ability to work independently, form effective relationships and provide challenge
  • Strong presentation skills at Executive and Board level, with confidence in your own views and the ability to maintain impartial
  • Proven experience of leading Operational Risk teams, as well as sound regulatory knowledge of Operational Risk requirements
  • Strong understanding of the Banking sector (mortgage operations, asset finance, invoice finance, savings, finance, treasury, IT).
  • Strong understanding of Operational Risk Frameworks (end-to-end) including systems, policies, regulatory requirements and ICAAP
  • Good understanding of supporting disciplines including Change management, IT Security, supplier management and Business Resilience
  • Experience of leading RCSA workshops and risk analysis
  • Good partnering skills, stakeholder management and ability to navigate a complex business, build relationships and work collaboratively with management teams

Up to £100,000 plus car allowance, bonus and attractive benefits package

Contact Mike Kelly, Senior Consultant