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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Operational Risk Manager - VP - 90227557
Primary Location:UK-GB-London-London
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:16 Mar 2019 - Ongoing
Job Title: Operational Risk Manager (VP)

Location: London

The role holder, recognised as a subject matter expert in Operational Risk will provide the second line oversight and independent robust challenge on the management of operational risk and the use of the Operational Risk Management Framework.  The role holder will partner with senior business leaders and risk and control teams in the first line to provide credible advice and effective challenge that supports businesses to achieve strategic objectives, through effective decision making and management of the upside, as well as downside of risks.    The role holder will attend key Governance meetings as required.

What will you be doing?

Insight and influence to inform business and strategic decision making (40%)
The role holder will be required to influence and challenge senior leaders to make risk-informed business and strategy decisions based on an understanding of the business gained through their daily interaction with senior leaders and their presence on business risk / control forums.

Risk and Governance challenge (30%)
The role holder will support and challenge the First and Second Line at Group ExCo -2 & -3 and below to identify, assess and control existing and emerging risks prior to material P&L impact and within appetite, challenging the position and quantum of the appetite where they see excessive risk taking or risk aversion.

Provision of tools and processes (30%)
The role holder will champion the provision and support for the use of a practical toolset to set and manage the businesses Operational risks to appetite and promote the use of appetite to effectively develop business opportunities as well as preventing outcomes outside of appetite.

What we’re looking for:

- Excellent practical understanding and experience of operational risk management and framework and with strong commercial awareness.
- The ideal candidate will have a track record of leading Operational Risk activity from a first or second line of defence role.
- The ideal candidate will be recognised for driving effective management action to risk issues either from a first line or second line perspective.
Skills that will help you in the role:
- Educated to degree level or equivalent or have an appropriate professional qualification e.g. MBA, Accounting, IIA and Risk Management.
- The ideal candidate will be focused on excellence and delivery, resilient and able to work with many and varied deliverables.
- Experience of setting and directing the objectives and responsibilities of the team with demonstrable success in driving the team to deliver desired and timely outcomes to those objectives. 

Where will you be working?

Based from 1 Churchill Place, London which is the Global Headquarters for Barclays. The ultra modern offices are based in the heart of Canary Wharf with excellent transport links and a wide range of local amenities nearby.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit for more details.

Our Values
Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.
Our Diversity
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
Our Benefits
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with us.

About the company

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date.

Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.

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