IT Risk Manager

IT Risk Manager

Location:
Guernsey, Haywards Heath or Salford Quays
Salary:
Competitive
Department:
Corporate Governance
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for an IT Risk Manager to join our Corporate Governance, Risk and Control team in either Salford Quays, Manchester, or Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
 
You’ll be responsible for the development and oversight of IT-related standards that form part of the IT governance framework - supporting policies, ensuring they’re current and fit-for-purpose, while promoting increased assurance from IT operational activities.
 
Performing risk and control assessments of processes and maintaining the risk registers to ensure they reflect the latest risk profile, you’ll robustly challenge stakeholders when assessing control design and effectiveness.
 
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:
  • A recognised IT or Data qualification
  • Substantial IT risk management experience in financial services, preferably insurance sector
  • Significant experience in a software development environment
 
Job responsibilities
  • Identifying process and control weaknesses, raising issues and associated remedial actions
  • Undertaking technology risk deep dives and assurance reviews, reporting findings to management and executive committees
  • Investigate IT operational risk events and incidents, ensuring root cause analysis and remediation of controls, where required
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of the Group’s operational risk framework
  • Delivering insights on second line reviews to senior stakeholders
  • Overseeing any control self-assessments performed by IT management
  • Partner with areas to ensure compliance with any regulatory requirements related to Information Technology
  • Development and delivery of the annual IT GRC oversight plan
  • Development and oversight of IT related standards that form part of the IT governance framework - supporting policies, ensuring they’re current and fit-for-purpose, promoting increased assurance from IT operational activities
  • Provision of oversight and assurance for strategic (IT-enabled) projects, ensuring compliance with standards, assessing key controls and providing IT risk and governance feedback on key projects
 
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Recognised IT or Data qualification
  • Substantial IT risk management experience in financial services, preferably insurance sector
  • Significant experience in a software development environment
  • Substantial understanding of best practice requirements of IT Risk Management, Data Governance and Information Security
  • Substantial knowledge of industry standard frameworks (COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001)
  • Substantial understanding of the regulatory requirements of the insurance industry in the UK, Gibraltar and Guernsey
  
 
What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
     
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to join our vibrant and busy team, we want to hear from you today.

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Benefits

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Flexible working

We support colleagues who wish to work flexibly whilst meeting the needs of the business.

YOUday

We give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day.

Holiday Extra

Not only do you get a generous holiday entitlement, you can also buy additional leave.

Volunteering

Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

Season ticket loan

We provide interest-free loans to cover the cost of season tickets for rail, bus or car parking.