Head of Risk

Prudential Risk Manager

Ref: 1407Thursday 25 November 2021

£dependent on experience

Our client is a highly successful, award winning specialist mortgage lender who have ambitious plans for growth over the coming years. To strengthen their 2nd line risk team at a time of extraordinary change, they are looking for a Head of Risk.


The purpose of this role is to work closely with the Chief Risk Officer to establish and then manage an ongoing second line oversight role for the lenders prudential risks including capital, credit, liquidity, operational and interest rate risk.


Key Responsibilities of the Head of Risk:

  • Partner with the business areas to ensure that the first line of defence appropriately manage prudential risks including the identification, assessment, measurement, review, monitoring and reporting of risks and issues
  • Delivering the prudential regulation(s) areas such as: ICAAP or ILAAP development, Capital / liquidity/ Operational Risk management
  • Work within the regulatory requirements of CRDIV/CRR2 with the ability to extend this regulatory knowledge to more strategic insight with impact assessments on the lenders position and capital plans
  • Second line review of capital, liquidity returns and any other relevant report for delivery to the Regulators e.g. COREP/FINREP
  • Development and monitoring for Prudential Risk management for the Board and the Risk Committee(s)
  • Development and monitoring of the lenders Enterprise Risk Management Framework, Risk Appetite Statement and Risk Policies
  • Maintaining of up-to-date policy and procedures for the governance of Prudential Risk areas
  • Maintaining and monitoring a record of relevant regulations published by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority and any other relevant regulators
  • Work with the Risk team in the development of the lenders Recovery and Resolution Plan
  • Writing policies in relation to regulatory requirements such as MCOBs, Climate Change, Operational Resilience etc.


Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience required for the Head of Risk:

  • 2nd Prudential Risk experience within a mortgage lender or someone working in a 1st line regulatory reporting role for a lender who wants to move to a 2nd line role
  • FRM, IRM, CFA or CISI Certification is advantageous
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and to build and maintain relationships with colleagues at all levels across the business
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent technical experience in risk and regulatory areas
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills