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Head of Business Risk & Governance | Permanent | Glasgow City Centre
Excellent basic salary plus a first class benefits package
Change Recruitment are working in partnership to secure a talented Head of Business Risk and Governance for its dynamic Financial Services client based in Glasgow City Centre. In this role, you will lead the new Business Risk & Governance function, which will support the business with its management of the risk and governance environment.
Reporting into the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the key elements of the role include supporting the business in embedding, managing, developing, and documenting the risk and control ('R&C') environment, maintaining the R&C register, ensuring controls are evidenced, preparing R&C MI and reporting which supports and evidences Management decision making, and will manage the Risk Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) process.
As a 2nd line of defence role, this position alongside the Head of Compliance, will plan, develop and direct the implementation of risk management strategy and framework to ensure that risks undertaken are within the Risk Appetite of the business
Some of the key duties and responsibilities
Risk and control management
Works with and supports the Executive and Board in defining and establishing the level of risk the Company are willing to take (Risk Appetite)
Provides direction, central ownership and maintenance of the policy framework
Work with all Business areas to ensure risks and controls are well understood, registered, and documented - providing oversight of the identification and management of emerging risk issues
Risk and control management information (MI) and reporting
Produce MI and reporting on behalf of each business area, which sets out key risks and controls, KRI's, the effectiveness of the control environment, and draws out issues, and provides high quality narrative and commentary
Dive enhancements in our underlying risk metrics over policy and control weaknesses to continually improve our risk analytics
Manage and deliver well run corporate governance, board and committee meetings
Plan, co-ordinate and administer Board and Committee meetings, with agendas agreed, papers collated, produce formal minutes of meetings and manage the production of all associated records and documentation
Administration of formal constitutional documentation and records e.g. Terms of reference, attendance records, follow up actions
Management of Senior Managers & Certification Regime for the Board of Directors and wider Executive team
Ideal skills/ experience
You will already be in a similar role, or working/with deep experience in Operational Risk, or ready for the next step, who has strong demonstrable experience of undertaking, and successfully delivering, such responsibilities.
The successful candidate will be from a financial services background with strong Operational Risk and Control/Governance management and will interact with Senior Managers extensively. Whilst not an essential requirement, being a Qualified Risk Management Practitioner (such as the Institute of Risk Management or the Institute of Internal Auditors) would be desirable.
You will be comfortable moving between detail and high-level summary information to identify links across the organisation with the ability to liaise with stakeholders such as the Board, Executive, Directors, Leadership colleagues, Compliance and Legal colleagues, and the Risk Oversight and Compliance Committee (ROCC).
This is a fantastic opportunity to grow both professionally and personally in an environment that is collaborative, supportive and has a first class leadership team.
A full role profile is available to all relevant, suitable candidates
To apply and find out more, please contact Scott Maxwell for a confidential chat