Job type: Full-time

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  • Dublin based, hybrid work
  • 15% bonus
  • Maternity Contract cover

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Development of risk frameworks/programs
  • Contribute to the design of an appropriate Regulatory & Operational Risk Control Framework aligned with the Group’s Enterprise Risk Management framework.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and operational risk control standards and provide guidance as necessary.
  • Provide training to ensure all business functions are aware of their responsibilities regarding risk assessment, regulatory compliance, and error logging.
  • Advise the business on responses to errors, complaints, data protection breaches/incidents, and appeals.

Risk Assessment

  • Provide ongoing training and lead risk workshops to identify, assess and manage risks.
  • Document risks and monitor adherence through validation of the Risk & Control Self-Assessment process.
  • Provide ongoing and objective oversight of activities to detect potential risks and non-compliant activity at the earliest stage.
  • Develop and implement a communication plan and outcome testing to ensure that all key stakeholders and functional groups are fully aware of relevant governance activities and expected compliance standards.
  • Assess conduct activities across the organization and their impact on customer outcomes.

Oversight & Execution

  • Monitoring: Review key reports and metrics to monitor compliance with standards, policies, and regulations.
  • Methodology: Determine if continuous monitoring of selected transactions is appropriate and implement it.
  • Testing: Perform risk-based point-in-time assessments and testing as required by the annual testing plan.


  • Analyze and report identified operational and regulatory risks and ongoing remediation efforts to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Proactively enhance the reporting suite to provide management with good metrics on risk management across business.
  • Advisory & Third Parties
  • Provide advice and practical assistance to ExCo and functional management to understand and manage regulatory, operational, and enterprise risk.
  • Provide input to any new business development as required.

Leadership & Team Development

  • Lead the direct reports and other project teams towards achieving the Op Risk plan/goals.
  • Ensure the ongoing and appropriate development of staff to enable them to achieve their full potential.
  • Create and maintain a positive culture within the group.
  • Ensure "living the values" of the organization is the status quo.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Execute responsibilities in line with Compliance & Risk policies to ensure risk management governance and oversight.
  • Implement Operational Risk Management methodology across the business.
  • Keep Risk Registers up to date and/or implement action plans to close any outstanding items.
  • Identify control deficiencies and follow up monitoring execution of action plans to address issues identified.
  • Create regulatory compliance and operational risk awareness across the business.
  • Establish best in class governance structure for all Monitoring & Testing executed.
  • Produce quality reports outlining process and operational items.
  • Provide robust, accurate, and timely reporting to relevant management.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice on process control requirements and issue/error resolution.
  • Receive positive feedback from management and colleagues.

Skills & Experience:

  • Hold a Degree or Master level in an economic or numerical discipline and/or relevant professional qualifications.
  • Have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Operational Risk and/or Compliance or similar roles.
  • Have strong cross-functional experience either in-house or externally in a financial services environment.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of regulatory and operational risks influencing the Irish credit sector along with strong credit skills.
  • Have previous experience operating in a risk management or control monitoring position.
  • Be a Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (LCOI) or hold accounting bodies such as ACCA/ACA/CIMA.
  • Have previous experience in a Consulting Advisory/ Operational Risk role (preferred).
  • Have strong knowledge of business functions and systems relevant to financial services, preferably across consumer and commercial lending (desirable).
  • Have previous experience liaising with Regulators (desirable).


IT Knowledge
Legal & Compliance
Analytical thinking
Customer Service & Commercial Awareness
Developing Others
Influencing/Persuasion & Negotiation Skills
Inspiring Others
Judgement & Decision Making
Leadership –Direction & Goals
Project & Task
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Deadline: 25-03-2024

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