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IT Risk Manager

Job title: IT Risk Manager
Location: London
Industry: Cyber Security & IT Risk
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 17602
Contact name: Andrew Nitek
Job published: May 26, 2023

Job description

Superb opportunity to join Harrington Starr’s FTSE 250 fintech organisation in a key role as an IT Risk Manager. This is a senior level role in which the successful applicant will play a key role in delivering and championing IT risk within the business. The role sits within the first line of defence, but will partner closely with both the second and third lines. You will also be leading a small, global team.


Role Responsibilities:


• Partnering with the second line to establish the standard practices for managing operational risk in first line

• Produce standard procedure and policy documentation for risks and controls in line with group policy requirements

• Working with leaders across Technology ensuring these standards are embedded

• Following up on incidents that occur in Technology and conduct in-depth root cause analysis.

• Ensuring audit readiness for Technology areas and oversight of audit outcomes to completion

• Train and advise the 1st line teams on how to stay compliant

• Provide testing and assurance on existing IT risk and controls in line with regulations and internal requirements with an oversight to the IT regional governance teams

• Report and action on weaknesses relating to controls and suggest improvements whilst identifying the impact on the business

• Making risk meaningful and relevant to everyone, and sharing best practice whilst adapting the language you use to speak about risk so that it is easy for everyone to understand

• Managing high-level stakeholder relationships, across several departments including providing updates to the Senior Leadership Team.

• Assist to develop appropriate KRI / KPI information for the IT control environment to promote effective monitoring

• Prepare monthly Control Review Meeting materials with Group Operations Senior Management

• Embed risk management into the 1st line


Person Specification:


Ability / Expertise



• Experience performing risk assessments and control gap assessments in financial or technology environments

• A strong track record of implementing or monitoring 1st Line of defence control frameworks

• Exposure to multi-jurisdictional financial regulatory requirements

• Ability to explain complex sets of rules and translate regulations into clear language to all levels of staff

• Thorough understanding of IT Risk control mechanisms

• Attention to detail

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills


• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

• Passionate about technology.

• Experience of working in a global organisation.

• Experience of delivering within a multiple service support team, in a complex business environment

• Interest in financial products

• Experience of dealing with internal and external auditors and possibly regulators would be an advantage

• Knowledge of COBIT processes


Role is based in London (city) with a hybrid model on offer. Highly competitive basic and benefits.


Please send your CV for immediate consideration.

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