Operational Risk & Business Continuity Analyst

United Kingdom, London
11 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
Job Role
Risk Analyst
Job Type
Hays are recruiting for an Operational Risk expert to join a large financial institution in London. The company work with a broad range of asset classes including OTC, ETD, Commodities and FX. The position also requires some element of Continuity or Resilience experience as it is a small team who cover a range of work.

The department manage the risk of the company in a manner which: is prudent; is robust operationally; is aligned with the Board's risk appetite; supports the company's development initiatives in clearing new products and markets; is in-line with market best practice; and is consistent with its regulatory status and responsibilities.

Responsibilities will include;

• Help develop and maintain a comprehensive policy framework for Risk Resilience in accordance with the Firm's Risk appetite ensuring that framework is fit for purpose and Business is in compliance with the policies
• Identifying the critical risks across cyber, IT infrastructure, operational controls, business continuity and default management, and proposing appropriate strategies to protect and recover from current and emerging risks
• Ensure critical system issues are proactively identified and mitigated
• Ensure recovery time from incidents is minimised, and data centres and disaster recovery plans are fit for purpose
• Provide second line challenge and oversight of information & cyber security
• Test default management capability to ensure they are fit for purpose
• Ensure that operational risks are identified, owned, measured, monitored, managed and reported to ensure that informed decisions can be taken
• Assesses the operational stability by analysing incident trends and root causes.
• Maintain and improve the risk system for Risk Resilience
• Enhanced reporting to provide an executive focus on all material risks and controls
• Strengthen risk culture by increasing awareness of risk values and standards
• Maintains effective and resilient IT infrastructure
• Recovery time from incidents is minimised, and data centres and disaster recovery plans are fit for purpose
• Maintains effective and a well-defined process for managing default events
• Effectively asses and manage operational risk and to limit exposure to operational losses

Experience required

• Experience in the Financial Services industry in an Operational Risk role
• Thorough background knowledge of Operational Risk and familiarity with recent trends
• Wider understanding of key Risk Management principles including credit and market risk
• Ability to drive and manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Resilience or Business Continuity experience

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