Operational Risk Director

 Location: Glasgow
 Salary: attractive compensation
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Meraki Talent’s client is currently looking to hire an Operational Risk Director on a permanent basis.  Our client is a well-diversified Global Financial Services provider which serves a wide range of clients across both consumer, commercial and corporate markets.  Due to ongoing growth ang development within their Scottish operations the firm are now looking to hire a senior Operational Risk professional.


The Operational Risk Director will take responsibility for a business area of twenty staff which mitigates the operational risks associated within the Compliance Risk categories of Conduct and Financial Crime.  The role will review and challenge 1LOD implementation and execution of their risk management responsibilities whilst additionally providing 2LOD expertise content knowledge and expert review, challenge of management of their risk profile and exposures. 


Key responsibilities:


  • Provision of risk content expertise and review and challenge of 1LOD management on their assessment of financial risks
  • Deliver oversight, review and challenge of 1LOD RCSAs
  • Provision of risk-based review, challenge and escalation of Risk Events and issues
  • Lead and participate in 2LOD risk reviews
  • Attend key risk and control forums / committees
  • Identification of horizon and emerging risks to assist the business in understanding risks
  • Review and input into the scenarios used for capital management process


This is a senior Director level hire which will require a talent Risk professional to set the agenda and strategic direction for operational risk oversight of Compliance Risk.  The role will work with a wide range of senior stakeholders across the Compliance Function, Chief Controls Office and Internal Audit whilst ensuring the business researches and share best practice in relation to operational risk.


For this role my client is seeking an experienced Operational Risk professional who has gained experience in a large banking or financial services firm.  The ability to deliver change and to lead across workstreams and business areas is required as is the ability to plan and present risk and control improvements to meet regulatory demands.

Compliance Risks Financial Crime Operational Risk

Meraki Talent values diversity in our own workforce and we actively support our clients to build diverse and inclusive workplaces. For all our roles, both internal and those on behalf of our clients, we welcome enquiries from everyone

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Andrew Welsh

Andrew is the founding director of Meraki Talent. He has been recruiting within the UK's financial sector since 2001 and is responsible for senior and strategic hiring for our clients.