Technology & Change Risk Manager

London, England, gb
Company: Royal London Group
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 18:07:36

At Royal London we want to attract the

best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommended financial company in the UK. We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK.

Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. To support this we are always open to discussing flexible working to give you the freedom to be your best.

For more than 150 years, people have been at the heart of all that is great about Royal London. We know that this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone and are doing everything we can to support our customers, our people and candidates.

Maintaining the Spirit of Royal London is of paramount importance to us as we face new and different ways of working. That is why we are embracing technology throughout our recruitment process to support interactions. As you embark on your journey with us we will engage with you via email, telephone and video to ensure we all remain safe. We are committed to wellbeing and at this challenging time, it remains our priority.

Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) was established in 1988 and is a wholly owned and central part of the Royal London Group. Since our inception we have built a reputation as an innovative, high performing fund manager.

Our track record and exceptional client service have been recognised with a number of awards. We are proud of the people we employ, the performance we have delivered and the wide-ranging group of clients we manage. 

Role purpose

We are currently looking for a Technology & Change Risk Manager to join our team based in our London Office. The main purpose of the role is a first line of defence reporting into the Head of Business Management. The role will provide the RLAM Technology & Change Senior Leadership team and the wider function, with support and assurance over the risk and control environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Active engagement in implementing and embedding the Risk Management Framework, Standards and Procedures
  • Write discussion, update and controls papers on behalf of Technology and Change for varying RLAM Risk working groups and committees
  • Provide subject matter expertise, support and guidance to the change portfolio function, promoting best practice and a view on business change impacts
  • Manage, drive and embed a risk plan on behalf of the CTO leadership team
  • Support and coordinate AAF activity, acting as a central point between External Auditors and Control Owners
  • Monitor timely completion of controls, actions, issues from a variety of internal and external parties
  • Complete control testing in line with agreed 1st line control testing plan, reporting on issues identified and providing recommendations for improvements
  • Production of management information, including action and procedure monitoring to evidence control maturity across the functions
  • Oversight of portfolio risks, risk events and risk metric reporting
  • Prepare an assurance plan to ensure all risk requirements are outlined and completed in line with the company risk requirements
  • Provide support to the change portfolio to ensure all risks are clear and consistent in their tracking and escalating
  • Timely, accurate and well written communications
  • Risk oversight of both Intra-Group Technology and 3rd party vendor relationships
  • Essential Criteria

  • A strong background working within Technology & Change Risk Managerial role previously, specifically within Asset Management
  • Working knowledge of risk frameworks previously
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to present complex information clearly and accurately
  • Good analytical skills including analysing trends
  • Ability to generate recommendations to senior stakeholders
  • Experience of generating risk papers for the board previously
  • Able to provide constructive challenge
  • Able to work effectively both as part of a team or individually, both performing and reviewing work
  • Adaptive to change/positive attitude towards change
  • Innovative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working on Archer Risk framework previously
  • CISA, CRISC or CISSP certified.
  • Strong background within Asset Management
  • What we offer

  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefitssuch as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have again ranked as among the best places to work in the UK
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