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Risk Partner

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Heard of us?

We're an award-winning bank; backing people to fulfil life's hopes and dreams.

Now is your chanceā€¦

The primary objective of the Risk Partner, together with the Director of Risk Partnering and Partnering team is to enable the successful execution of the business strategy and priorities, in an effective way balancing sound risk management and proposition development in order to achieve commercial success in line with shareholder expectations.

The Risk Partner is a second line role reporting to the Director of Risk Partnering. This is an integral role to both the Senior Risk Leadership Team, Business and COO Leadership teams, acting as primary interface between second and first line. It will act as an independent advisor to first line and ensure effective management of principal and emerging risks within risk appetite, and as such will require the role holder to challenge and influence Senior Leaders at SLT and ExCo level

The role of Risk Partner is really important to us.

When the time is right, we would love to welcome you into one of our major hub offices in Cardiff, Manchester 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, Director of Risk Partnering, and colleagues through regular contact and virtual interaction.

What would your day look like?

Strategic Insight and Delivery

  • Provide risk oversight, challenge, advice and leadership to the Group Senior Leadership Team, to enable them to effectively discharge their Senior Manager and Certification Regime responsibilities.
  • Support the Director of Risk Partnering in leading delivery of Risk's input to strategy, corporate development and financial planning processes.
  • Deliver effective second line challenge and input on new propositions, contributing to informed and balanced decision-making on the strategic direction of the Group.
  • An active and instrumental contributor within both the Business Unit leadership team, responsible for ensuring business development and portfolio performance is controlled within the strategic ambition of being securely managed.
  • Central in ensuring risk management delivers competitive advantage and acts as an enabler of the Group Blueprint.


  • Play an active and visible role in the wider industry providing thought leadership on relevant topics, to relevant forums / networks and implement insights and learnings into the business.

What do we expect of you?

  • Strong expertise, thought leadership and discipline in respect of risk management, generating confidence and enthusiasm to work towards the Group and Risk function vision, and ability to influence and drive cultural change.
  • Effective communicator, sharing insight that translates technical concepts into clear and understandable language, listening to and encouraging active collaboration amongst stakeholders.
  • Ability to build and manage complex relationships across a wide stakeholder community.
  • Influencing/Networking, showing ability to develop internal and external business relationships and drawing on knowledge, skills and experience to influence others' opinions and actions.
  • Proven track record of risk management skills and delivery of a first-class business line risk management service.
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically to provide expert counsel and recommendations to senior leadership in a strategic, commercial and market context.

What can you expect of us?

  • A friendly and flexible culture, synonymous with our proposition to our Customers.
  • A smart yet comfortable working environment, well located for the daily commute and those lunchtime errands.
  • A growing organisation that defines itself as being nimble, lean and strong.
  • A drive for continuous improvement, for which you will be empowered to get behind from day one.
  • A visible and approachable ExCo; who you will very likely to bump into whilst making your morning coffee.
  • 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 value your differences; welcoming applications from all sections of society. We continue to build an inclusive, empathetic and creative environment; where your views and contributions will inspire new ways of thinking.


Aldermore is an equal opportunities employer.

We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received by Aldermore 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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Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual