Technology Risk & Controls Manager

  • Job Reference: R-00170150
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2022
  • Employer: RBS
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as a Technology Risk & Controls Manager

  • If you’re looking for a new challenge and have a strong background in technology risk and controls, ideally within financial services, then this is a great opportunity for you.
  • You’ll work in partnership with a range of stakeholders, applying effective risk management, discipline and behaviours, in order to prevent, anticipate and assess the potential impacts of technology control failures.
  • We’ll look to you to proactively drive the assessment and implementation of risk framework and policy compliance and changes, converting these into appropriate strategies and action plans.
  • In this highly collaborative role, you’ll have an ideal platform for building your network and advancing your career, while helping to create a safer environment for the bank.

What you'll do

You’ll have the responsibility of supporting management in their identification and assessment of material risks, and in determining their position relative to agreed appetites. Working with senior stakeholders across the bank, you’ll look to drive forward the development and delivery of remedial action plans where identified risks are considered out of appetite.

On top of this, you’ll be supporting a culture of proactive and pre-emptive risk management and continuous improvement, and the attainment of operational risk objectives.

You’ll also be:

  • Able to demonstrate a strategic mindset, with a passion to serve customers in a digital world
  • Coaching and supporting your colleagues across the bank to improve understanding and embed a proactive risk culture
  • Analysing risk reporting and metrics used to inform decision making
  • Educating teams on the operational risk framework and our conduct risk obligations, supporting the business in operating and embedding them
  • Supporting and regularly engaging with stakeholders including second and third lines of defence and functional risk teams
  • Able to build and leverage effective working relationships across wider teams
  • Self-sufficient and able to explore innovative solutions, either through own research and/or collaboration with others

The skills you'll need

To be successful in this role, you’ll demonstrate knowledge of how a large financial services organisation operates and have a good understanding of working in a risk and controls role, with a sound understanding of technology and digital solutions.

You’ll also bring:

  • A track record as an experienced risk practitioner in managing digital and technology risks (experience in managing cloud IT risks is highly desirable)
  • Good knowledge of regulatory narrative around building operational resilience and cloud outsourcing
  • Strong knowledge of risk assessment and scenario analysis methodologies
  • Strong business or operational experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in communicating with senior stakeholders, with ability to articulate technical/complex information into concise and simple language