Operational Risk Manager

About us

We are a team of ambitious, passionate, and committed people who have come together to make our shared purpose a reality – to help build better futures for the communities that need it most. We recently achieved our full banking licence and are delighted to be growing our team to enable our ambitions. We are determined to grow a bank that we and our team can be proud of. One that makes a difference, is empathetic, fair and creates opportunities for everyone.

Role purpose

In this role, we’ll ask you to ensure that GB Bank is appropriately identifying, monitoring and managing our operational risks. You’ll be key in providing Line 2 oversight and challenge to our business areas (Line 1) on the management of their operational risks.

In this role you’ll find yourself…

  • Leading the development of operational risk management capabilities across the business (e.g. risk appetite, policies, framework, processes, RCSAs, risk event reporting, scenario analysis, MI, etc.)
  • Provide Line 2 oversight on a broad range of operational risks, including: (i) operational resilience; (ii) information security; (iii) data privacy; (iv) incident management; (v) business continuity / DR; (vi) outsourcing / 3rd party risk management; (vii) change management; (viii) technology
  • Leading the review & refresh of RCSAs across the business 
  • Delivering of operational risk related Risk Assurance reviews 
  • Providing Line 2 advice & challenge to all business areas re. operational risk management
  • Leading operational scenario analysis to support capital assessments 
  • Leading 2nd line SYSC8 contract reviews and oversight (e.g. onboarding due diligence, annual capability reviews, ongoing relationship management, etc.) 
  • Risk’s MI lead for Op Risk Committee, developing & managing spreadsheets, reports, etc.
  • Lead the sourcing, implementation and ongoing management of a Governance, Risk & Compliance system to support the business in the management of its risks and controls

A bit about you – You are/have most of the following:

  • Detail oriented and focussed with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities and stakeholders
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in an operational risk role, preferably within the financial services sector
  • Excited by the opportunity to work in a start-up bank with a real purpose and passion for the North of England
  • High energy, enthusiastic and can-do mindset
  • Clear communicator with excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Exceptional problems solving skills
  • Confident, articulate self-starter

What we can offer you:

💰 8% company pension contribution and 3% individual contribution (which you can opt to increase)

🚀 The opportunity to participate in our future success via share options (CSOPs)

🌴 30 days holiday every year – which includes your birthday off 🎂 + bank holidays on top

🏖 Work from Anywhere – for four weeks of the year you can work from anywhere worldwide

🏡 Flexible working – you ‘own the way you work’ and we are proud to have been recognised as being one of the top 100 most flexible companies to work for in the world. 

🏥 Top tier private medical cover with WPA – includes no excess + you can add family through salary sacrifice

🔒 Death in service at 4 x base salary with Aviva

🧠 Mental health support – through a helpline and counselling sessions

👶 Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave

🎉 Various surprise and delight moments throughout the year to help build team connection

What else do I need to know?

Location: You will predominately work from home but will be required to travel to our offices when your role requires this.

Salary: £70,000 – £80,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hrs per week

How to Apply:

Please submit both your CV and cover letter to careers@thegbb.co.uk, linking your experience to our requirements in order to have your application considered. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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