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Assistant Risk Manager

Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom, Permanent

Posted: 4 days ago


The Role

Shawbrook is a specialist UK lending and savings bank founded in 2011 to serve the needs of SMEs and individuals in the UK with a range of lending and savings products.

We differentiate ourselves by concentrating on markets where our specialist knowledge and personalised approach to underwriting offer us a competitive advantage. This supports attractive stable returns and sustainable growth and benefits businesses and consumers in parts of the market which continue to be poorly served by traditional high street banks. Fundamental to our success is a relationship focus which puts the interests of our customers and business partners at the heart of everything we do, built on a culture which stresses the use of our experience and judgement to make decisions that balance risk, return and customer need.

We are looking for an Assistant Risk Manager to support the effective and efficient Risk Management architecture, governance and operating framework which supports the business objectives whilst maintaining the required risk standards. Reporting to the Risk Manager, the principal interfaces will be with the 1st Line Risk teams, Business Originators and Business Divisions within Commercial Property.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who has gained some experience within a Financial Services environment and is keen to kick start a career within Risk Management.


  • Support the Risk Management Team to embed Bank and Divisional Risk Management Frameworks.
  • Manage the Risk Governance protocol, including coordinating and organising Divisional Risk and Impairment Committee meetings; assembling and distributing agendas; preparing minutes and action points of the meetings; reviewing Terms of Reference.
  • Maintain the risk calendar and an up to date consolidated register of action points.
  • Monitor the progress and completion of actions by due dates and follow-up on overdue actions.
  • Contribute to the development of Risk Policies, Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provide support, education and training to Commercial Property staff on Risk Management Framework related issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of submissions to Divisional and Group Committees and forums.
  • Support and contribute to Quality Assurance reviews and Risk Control checks.
  • Ad hoc risk related project work and activities as required.

The Person

  • Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent) and able to demonstrate a keen interest in Risk Management.
  • Able to demonstrate previous work experience within a Financial Services environment.
  • Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of Credit Risk Management principles, frameworks, tools and techniques.
  • Excellent customer service, presentation and negotiation skills with both internal and external parties.

Job Details

Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom