Senior Risk Management Lead

Posted 24 March 2024
Salary £700 - £800 per day + (Inside IR35)
Job type Contract - Inside of IR35
Discipline Operations
Contact NameMarkJames Search

Job description

Risk Management Lead - 3-6 Month Contract - £750-£850 per day (Inside IR35)

Our client, a leading global technology business, are looking for a Risk Management Lead to support and coach the leadership of the existing risk management team.

To be successful in securing this role, you will have a proven track record of building globally-dispersed second line of defence risk management functions, including designing and embedding frameworks, tooling and operating models in the financial services sector.


  • Support the existing Head of Risk Management in building the existing team, reviewing all existing frameworks/risk matrixes and provide a professional opinion on areas of improvement, as well as get stuck in to help embed changes made.
  • Support the delivery of inflight risk assessments, escalations to senior leaders, and articulating and coaching on suitable mitigation strategies.
  • Serve as an advisor on disciplines such as regulatory and compliance risk, operational and IT/business continuity risk, and prudential (liquidity/capital) risk types.
  • Support specific operational deep dives on compliance-related processes and systems, particularly in areas where the team lacks technical skillset.
  • Support the upskilling of the team through technical coaching and training.


  • 10+ years of experience in a financial institution internal control function.
  • 3+ years of experience in a senior leadership role at a financial institution, within the risk management area
  • Direct experience of dealing with financial services regulators.
  • Direct experience in managing relationships with senior leaders within an organisation.
  • Ability to work within a matrix environment, cross functionally, and cross jurisdictional borders.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating ability to translate complex issues for consumption by technical and non-technical audiences at all levels.
  • Extensive experience of people management, including building high performing cross-border teams and dealing with complex cases of under performance.

This is an initial 3 month contract that will be reviewed and extended on a 3 monthly cycle, for up to 18 months.

Our client has a hybrid working model with the expectation to be in the London office (Shoreditch) 3 days per week.

Our client offers an excellent remuneration package and excellent career progression prospects.

Please apply online to be considered.