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Technology Risk Manager

Date: 20-Nov-2020

Location: Edinburgh, GB Wilmslow, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Technology Risk Manager

Edinburgh or Wilmslow

Permanent Contract

Closing date – 04/12/20


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. 


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 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. 


We are currently looking for a Technology Risk Manager to join our Risk team on a permanent basis in either Edinburgh or Wilmslow.


The main purpose of the role is to support the Head of Risk for technology and the wider risk team by supporting and challenging the Group Technology and Change function, and managing, overseeing and delivering technology risk outputs. Outputs will include Advisory and Assurance work, committee reports and technical papers on aspects of technology risk.


Key Accountabilities

  • Attendance at key fora and committees to maintain oversight of technology and change risks across the Group
  • Provide support, advice and guidance on technology risk and control management activities within GTC.
  • Support the Head of Technology for Risk in providing specialist IT assurance across the group.
  • Provide Risk and control subject matter expertise, drawing on technical experience and market practice in relevant industries in order to provide insight and challenge to GTC leadership.
  • Assure the embedding of the Group’s Risk Management Framework and challenge Senior Management on whether Business Units and Functions are operating within the Group’s risk appetite.
  • Support the wider risk function in providing specialist IT advice on technical risk and control issues.


Skills and Experience

  • Experience in a technology, technology risk or technology audit role.
  • Experience supporting senior leaders in implementing and embedding risk management framework or control frameworks.
  • Helping ensure key business risks are fully understood, controlled and mitigated.
  • Experience in planning and managing the day to day activities undertaken by the Technology Risk team and extended virtual team.


Essential Criteria

  • Strong IT skills through working in 1st line technical roles or IT Risk/Audit roles.
  • Extensive experience working in an IT Risk, IT Audit, or technical IT environment.
  • Technical qualification supporting experience, e.g. CISA, CISM, CISSP.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of key frameworks e.g. COBIT, ITIL or NIST.
  • Understanding or process, risk and control management and assessment techniques, and how they can be applied to deliver outcomes for customers, regulators and the business.
  • Understanding and application of the 3 lines of defence framework, risk management framework, control risk self-assessment process.
  • Highly effective stakeholder management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Proven analytical skills; able to think laterally and conceptually.
  • Ability to prepare reports and present proposals plans/initiatives at Senior Management.


Desirable Criteria

  • Good understanding of the Financial Services industry, preferably with Insurance/banking or Pensions experience, and the associated legislative and regulatory environment.
  • Experience of building out technology or security control frameworks.
  • Strategic and broader business awareness and interest in the financial services sector.
  • Aware of industries standards and expectations from regulators.


What we offer

  • Glassdoor have again ranked as among the best places to work in the UK. 
  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing. 
  • 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.


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We are an equal opportunities employer which means we believe in embracing difference as it makes us collectively stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


We also welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors. To support this we are always open to discussing flexible working to give you the freedom to be your best. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


The first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.

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