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Operational Risk Manager - IT & Cyber

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Heard of us?

We're a nimble and ambitious financial services specialist. Backing people to fulfil life's hopes and dreams, delivering the most compelling customer experience across Banking and Motor Finance.

Now is your chanceā€¦

The purpose of the role is to assess, report and deliver cyber risk oversight activity by consulting with management to challenge, formulate and agree effective solutions to any identified shortfalls. This will involve working within the Operational Risk Oversight team and with senior managers across the organisation to assess the current cyber risk profile, external threat environment and the effectiveness of the company's cyber strategy. This includes providing opinion on the company's cyber risk maturity, performance against risk appetite measures and effectiveness of its control environment.

The role of Operational Risk Manager - IT & Cyber is really important to us. You will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating and challenging the ability of 1st line management to identify, manage and report cyber and information security and cloud risks in line with both internal standards and regulatory requirements. You will work with them to embed an effective risk culture, including providing relevant training and education as necessary. You will lead Risk Management SME input and advice on cyber and information security risk across the Bank by building effective relationships with key stakeholders in the cyber and information security teams.

When the time is right, we would love to welcome you to one of our hub offices in Manchester, Cardiff or Reading. In the meantime you will be based remotely. You'll be made to feel part of your new team by your Line Manager, Head of Operational Risk Oversight, and colleagues through regular contact and virtual interaction


What would your day look like?

Support the Head of Operational Risk Oversight & Non-Financial Risk Director in the execution of their duties and appropriately represent them within the business in providing effective guidance, challenge, assurance and oversight.
Create and develop an effective and thorough Cyber risk oversight process
Monitor the performance of cyber and information security controls across the Bank.
Conduct deep dive assessments relating to effectiveness of specific elements of the company's cyber risk profile and control environment
Assess the company's cyber resilience capabilities
Work with key stakeholders across business units and group functions to implement operational risk best practice.
Support Business functions in the management and treatment of their current and emerging cyber/technology risks.
Produce insightful and meaningful reports to the Executive Risk Committee, the Non-Financial Risk leadership team and other Risk/Management forums.
Challenging the business to ensure that the established information security control framework is (and remains) aligned with industry best practice What do we expect of you?

Experience of working in IT Security, Technology and/or Risk Management within financial services
Knowledge and experience of the NIST cyber-security framework, ISO 27001 security standard etc.
Good general technical knowledge and business understanding to be able to engage and interact with technical experts and business people, on risk and operational implications.
Strong awareness of operational risk and control environment execution, preferably within a financial services environment.
Strong reporting and analytical skills, able to draft reports to senior leaders and Executive Committees. What can you expect of us?

A friendly and flexible culture, synonymous with our proposition to our customers.
A growing organisation that defines itself as being nimble, lean and strong.
A drive for continuous improvement, which you will be empowered to get behind from day one.
A communicative, accessible and approachable ExCo.And of course, you will be compensated competitively, with a good range of core benefits and bonus potential.

Still Curious?

Aldermore Group was formed by bringing together two very successful businesses, Aldermore Bank and MotoNovo Finance, under the First Rand umbrella. Whilst our parent company operates internationally from their HQ in South Africa, we are a UK-based financial services specialist that supports our customers across a range of products and services.

Underpinned by our strategic blueprint, "backing people to fulfil life's hopes and dreams", we thrive upon saying "yes" to our customers. We respect the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and their startups; we give first-timers a leg-up onto the property ladder; and we open up the lending market to many.

This is where you come in. We are on a journey. A journey defined by a destination; to deliver on our purpose over the course of the next 3 to 5 years.

Join us today and we will make the same promises to you as an employee, as we do to each of our customers. We are committed to building a working environment that values respect, diversity, and compassion. We welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave.


Aldermore Group is an equal opportunities employer.

We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received by Aldermore Group will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee. PSL agencies should only send CVs if authorised to do so by HR.

Where a DBS check or CIFAS check is identified as necessary, all application forms, job adverts and recruitment briefs will contain a statement that an application for a DBS certificate or a CIFAS check will be submitted in the event of the individual being offered the position

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Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual