Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Salary: £46000 - £50000 per annum + holiday, pension, healthcare, shares
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BB3737823_1564760265
Contact Name: Tanya Etheridge
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 02, 2019 16:37

Job Description

Our industry leading client is looking for a RISK manager to join the team! This opportunity is with a fantastic Financial Services Software group. To be considered for this position, APPLY NOW!


Location: Horsham

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

Skills and knowledge

  • Detailed knowledge of FCA rules and their interpretation/application
  • Understanding of risk and factors affecting risk within a financial services company
  • Ability to evaluate FCA handbooks and thematic outputs
  • Ability to interpret legal requirements and European directives
  • Ability to engage with and motivate others whilst remaining flexible/adaptable
  • Highly developed analytical, observational and communication skills
  • Understanding of technology and being comfortable working in a technology focused business

Qualification requirements

  • Minimum of level 4 Diploma in regulated financial planning (or equivalent), with significant progress towards the achievement of further qualifications desired
  • Experience with a risk function

General responsibilities

  • Chair and contribute to risk committees and other committees within the Group
  • Keep up-to-date with regulatory and industry developments
  • Assist the Group Compliance Director in managing risk throughout the business
  • Provide evaluation reports to the Compliance Director
  • Formulate gap analyses and action plans where required
  • Manage risk in respect of GDPR across the Group
  • Provide annual risk evaluations and annual risk reports
  • Undertake project work
  • Assist with documenting new procedures, systems and controls
  • Act as an internal policy owner for Group policies where deemed appropriate
  • Liaise effectively with senior management in respect of regulatory and commercial issues
  • Assist the Compliance Director in providing a timely response to requests for information, regulatory returns and other data gathering
  • Assist in making all appropriate notifications to the FCA

Risk & GDPR Officer responsibilities

  • Produce risk MI monthly
  • Assist with the management of risks as identified through the committee structure
  • Track / coordinate actions and risk mitigations
  • Apply a risk-based and common-sense approach to the compliance risk management process
  • Undertake appropriate reviews of FCA outputs, ensuring that the findings are accurately recorded and handled appropriately so as to mitigate associated risks
  • Produce analysis of internal procedural gaps and make suggestions of actions needed
  • Provide technical support throughout the Group's businesses and to staff
  • Undertake internal reviews of process sufficiency and provide findings to the Compliance Director
  • Provide support to other areas of the Compliance Department

Ad-hoc Responsibilities

  • Take on tasks and projects as delegated by the Compliance Director, applying a can-do attitude and a timely approach to work outside that of technical interpretation
  • Complete tasks to a high standard and apply initiative to accommodate for wider issues.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • L6 Advanced Diploma working towards Chartered Status
  • J07 Supervision in a Regulated Environment
  • Significant compliance experience within the financial services, preferably in an investment or insurance environment. An in-depth understanding of FCA/PRA regulatory expectations
  • Experience working within a network, platform or product provider