Head of Risk Partnering Head of Risk Partnering …

Aviva
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Jun 21
£100,000
Aviva
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Jun 21
£100,000
Posted by:
Daniela Krol • Recruiter
Posted by:
Daniela Krol
Recruiter
The Aviva UK General Insurance (UKGI) has recently had a new Chief Control Officer appointed. They have undertaken a full review of the team’s activities and capabilities, as well as developing a service catalogue of services that the 1st line risk team will deliver to the business. To enable the team to successfully deliver against current expectations and to support the growth ambitions of UKGI. There is a need to shift the skills of the team to a more senior risk capability.

This requires change to the current organisational design to augment the team with more senior 1st line risk expertise.   We wish to appoint a number of roles to build out the team’s skills.  These roles are designed to augment the leadership and the current key skills and capabilities gaps in the team. The focus of the hires is to strengthen the level of 1st line risk support to both our Personal Lines  and Commercial Lines business  (including deal support to support the business growth agenda) providing experienced 1st line risk expertise, enhance the capabilities of the core shared services team and strengthen the Quality and Assurance/control testing capabilities of the 1st line risk team.

 

The hiring of the roles would enable the successful transformation of the team to a high-performing 1st line risk team.

 

The role will report to the UKGI Risk & Governance Director.

 

The role requires a senior risk professional who is focused on supporting the business to enhance business risk decision making, effectively manage risks and increase the probability of successfully delivering the UKGI strategic ambition. You will also be the lead on keeping the business informed on the current and potential risk environment, providing skilled support on mitigating and rectifying activity. There will also be between 1 to 3 team members, reporting to this role.

 

Some of the main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with the business area to be the lead on 1st line Risk & Governance decision making and advice.
  • Enable the business to clearly, consistently and comprehensively articulate the risk profile of the business/service/process, including the integrity of the process and controls.
  • Support Risk and Control Owners in identifying anomalies in control effectiveness or the aggregation of risks that may take the risk profile of the business outside of tolerance.
  • Support development of and execute a clear risk & governance strategy for managing the business growth agenda and transformation initiatives
  • Ensure there is appropriate culture in place and in line with the requirements of the Group.
  • Understand and champion the Group’s Risk Management Framework, including all Risk Policies and linked Business Standards; reporting, escalation and governance processes (including all legal and regulatory requirements)
  • Providing risk, governance and regulatory compliance expertise and training, balancing good customer outcomes with commercial objectives.

 

Skills & experience needed for the role:

  • Well-developed Risk Management Skills including a successful record of building personal credibility with and influencing of senior managers and external stakeholders
  • Excellent understanding of business strategy, business model and plans
  • Preferred - understanding of UK general insurance market or Financial sector
  • Strong analytical capability and background
  • Extensive record of delivering business Risk insight & experience in Risk Assurance
  • Knowledge of socio-economic and legal environment as it affects insurance/ Financial companies.

 

What will you get for this role?

  • Competitive Salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family. (Some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

 

Working at Aviva

 

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

 

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

 

The way we do this is important too, we’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

 

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.

 

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Guv a call on 0750 008 7919 or send an email to Guv.johal@aviva.com.

 

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

This requires change to the current organisational design to augment the team with more senior 1st line risk expertise.   We wish to appoint a number of roles to build out the team’s skills.  These roles are designed to augment the leadership and the current key skills and capabilities gaps in the team. The focus of the hires is to strengthen the level of 1st line risk support to both our Personal Lines  and Commercial Lines business  (including deal support to support the business growth agenda) providing experienced 1st line risk expertise, enhance the capabilities of the core shared services team and strengthen the Quality and Assurance/control testing capabilities of the 1st line risk team.

 

The hiring of the roles would enable the successful transformation of the team to a high-performing 1st line risk team.

 

The role will report to the UKGI Risk & Governance Director.

 

The role requires a senior risk professional who is focused on supporting the business to enhance business risk decision making, effectively manage risks and increase the probability of successfully delivering the UKGI strategic ambition. You will also be the lead on keeping the business informed on the current and potential risk environment, providing skilled support on mitigating and rectifying activity. There will also be between 1 to 3 team members, reporting to this role.

 

Some of the main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with the business area to be the lead on 1st line Risk & Governance decision making and advice.
  • Enable the business to clearly, consistently and comprehensively articulate the risk profile of the business/service/process, including the integrity of the process and controls.
  • Support Risk and Control Owners in identifying anomalies in control effectiveness or the aggregation of risks that may take the risk profile of the business outside of tolerance.
  • Support development of and execute a clear risk & governance strategy for managing the business growth agenda and transformation initiatives
  • Ensure there is appropriate culture in place and in line with the requirements of the Group.
  • Understand and champion the Group’s Risk Management Framework, including all Risk Policies and linked Business Standards; reporting, escalation and governance processes (including all legal and regulatory requirements)
  • Providing risk, governance and regulatory compliance expertise and training, balancing good customer outcomes with commercial objectives.

 

Skills & experience needed for the role:

  • Well-developed Risk Management Skills including a successful record of building personal credibility with and influencing of senior managers and external stakeholders
  • Excellent understanding of business strategy, business model and plans
  • Preferred - understanding of UK general insurance market or Financial sector
  • Strong analytical capability and background
  • Extensive record of delivering business Risk insight & experience in Risk Assurance
  • Knowledge of socio-economic and legal environment as it affects insurance/ Financial companies.

 

What will you get for this role?

  • Competitive Salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family. (Some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

 

Working at Aviva

 

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

 

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

 

The way we do this is important too, we’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

 

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.

 

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Guv a call on 0750 008 7919 or send an email to Guv.johal@aviva.com.

 

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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