Senior Risk Control Officer, Risk & ALM Department

Principal Purpose of the Job:

  • As a second line role, support and challenge the management of risks and report material risk issues which fall into the remit of the Risk & ALM Department to the Head of Department and Senior Management to ensure that risks are managed within the Bank’s risk appetite and regulatory requirements.
  • Support the Head of Risk & ALM in the day-to-day management of risks, with particular focus on / knowledge of liquidity.
  • Joint / assistant Secretariat for ALCO meetings.
  • Assist in the annual ILAAP/ICAAP/PILLAR 3/Basel 3.1 and RRP for the Subsidiary, as well as other UK regulatory compliance work.
  • Assist effective and proactive liaison between the Bank’s London office and Head Office Risk Department, ALM Department etc, including but not limited to the promotion of clear communication between the Bank’s London Office and Head Office, e.g. articulation of UK / London-related risk issues.
  • Assist and promote the streamlining and automation of departmental activities. 


Main Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

As directed by the Head of Risk & ALM:

  • Support the Head and the Risk & ALM teams in the day-to-day management of risk, with particular focus on liquidity risk and ALM, but also enterprise risk management (ERM) and other risk-related activities.
  • Act as joint / assistant Secretariat for ALCO and from time-to-time other risk-related meetings.
  • Produce management information for ALCO, Subsidiary Risk & Compliance (RCC) and Branch Risk Committee meetings.
  • Assist the Department Head and the Liquidity Risk Team and join the respective inter-departmental working groups in the annual updates of the ILAAP and RRP for the Subsidiary, as well as other UK regulatory compliance work.
  • Propose and provide advice on risk management strategy, framework, policy and procedure, and assist in the annual updates of risk-related policy documents owned by Risk & ALM.
  • Liquidity Risk Management: Assist Liquidity Risk Team as directed by the Department Head, including but not limited to: Daily, weekly monthly and quarterly liquidity reports for various stakeholders, including Parent Bank and Senior Management. [Specifically: HO returns G21-G25 and G31-G33).  Monitor the Bank’s liquidity position and buffer on a daily basis, conduct daily liquidity forecasting and perform ad hoc analyses.  Produce management information for ALCO and Risk & Compliance Committee meetings.
  • Internal stress testing, including regular review of the scenarios to ensure that they are relevant and up-to-date.
  • Enterprise Risk Management, including the inter-departmental coordination and preparation of materials for the two London Risk Committees as well as Head Office Risk Department and ALM Department (assisted by the Department Head).
  • Subsidiary only: assist Department Head in Recovery and Resolution Planning, including annual update of the Recovery Plan.
  • Subsidiary only: participate in annual update of ICAAP and Pillar 3 Statement.
  • Oversight of RFR upload process: assist Department Head in the daily RFR upload process.
  • Other tasks as directed by the Head of Risk & ALM Department, including but not limited to updating Business Continuity Policy (BCP), ongoing streamlining and automation of processes, etc.


Skills / Qualifications Required:

  • Fully aware of industry trends and best practices, with a minimum of 5 years’ risk management experience with reputable banks / FIs (ideally smaller / foreign), with particular focus on liquidity risk and ALM.
  • Full understanding, and correct interpretation of, regulatory regimes and requirements regarding liquidity risk and ALM, ideally through participation in ALCO, either as a member or attendee. 
  • Involvement in preparation of ILAAP and ideally also Pillar 3 and ICAAP.
  • Also useful (but not mandatory): exposure to / working knowledge of: enterprise risk management (ERM), Recovery and Resolution Planning (e.g. annual update of Recovery Plan) and operational resilience.
  • Strong teamworking skills (preferably in multicultural workplaces), including participation in risk management projects and working groups as joint / assistant Secretariat as well as action owner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including active participation in group discussions / meeting such as ALCO.
  • Able to deliver accurate and comprehensive risk reports, and propose meaningful, constructive, proportionate and forward-looking solutions and suggestions.
  • Assist in regulatory change projects and horizon scanning, working with stakeholders at all levels of the Bank.
  • Wide coverage and deep expertise in selected areas (liquidity risk and ALM) and in the broader context of industry practices.
  • Productivity application (IT) skills (MS Office), particularly Excel.
  • Educated to graduate level in a business-related subject (postgraduate and / or professional risk qualifications desirable).


For further information, please contact: 

Enrico Castagnetti, Wintermann Search & Selection Limited

Mobile:       +44 (0)7711 267500



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