Risk Analyst - 6 Month FTC Risk Analyst - 6 Month FTC …

M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 07 May 21
M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 07 May 21
Risk Analyst - 6 Month FTC
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

Role Context:

The UK&E M&G plc Risk function is responsible for effectively advising and challenging key stakeholders, challenging risks effectively and proactively, and adding value through providing enhanced business insights to support the delivery of customers' long term needs. This secondment will have specific focus on supporting the delivery of the Solvency II Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) processes and reports and alignment of these activities to the Business Planning cycle for M&G plc, PAC and PPL. It will involve liaising with teams inputting to the ORSA, production of high quality ORSA reports and liaising with senior stakeholders to ensure sign offs through governance.

Work Level Accountabilities:
  • Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills/experience built through significant practical experience or training
  • For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product
  • Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems
  • Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them
  • Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide risk guidance, advice and challenge to the First Line of Defence
  • To understand external business standards, sharing best practice and implementing interventions where required
  • To provide effective and efficient guidance or oversight to M&G plc
  • To work with others in Risk to challenge the business in its approach to risk identification, quantification, mitigation and management
  • To work with the business to ensure the right outcomes for customers
  • To ensure embedding of and compliance with regulatory requirements as well as compliance with risk appetites, management guidelines, standards and policies
  • If you're responsible for any legal agreements with third parties then you must make sure these are managed according to the Managing Contractual Relationships Framework. You'll find your responsibilities as an expenditure authoriser set out in the financial procedures manual for your business (e.g. Prudential UK & Europe, PIA, PPMS)
  • Make sure that all personal expenditure, and contractual and legal agreements are authorised, controlled and monitored according to our delegated authority requirements
  • Understand our Code of Conduct and how it applies to your work. Comply with all relevant policies, including mandatory training
  • Use your judgement to strengthen our positive risk and control culture, by identifying, assessing and managing risk within your business area
  • Take all reasonable steps to make sure your business area fulfils its external regulatory, legal and industry obligations

You will have:
  • Experience of report writing and drafting board papers
  • Experience of developing policy/ position statements to tight deadlines and/or experience in monitoring activities
  • Experience of liaising, influencing and negotiating effectively with internal parties and external parties
  • Experience of analysing and interpreting complex rules and regulations and applying such knowledge to provide solutions to business problems and issues.
  • Some experience in communicating the practical impact of regulatory obligations
  • Some experience in regulatory guidance and compliance environments Knowledge
  • Understanding of the Statements of Principle and Code of Practice
  • Working knowledge of UK life insurance products and pensions products, market, competitors and distribution channels
  • Working knowledge of Prudential products, systems and distribution methods.
  • Working knowledge of industry best practice, good network/links with external bodies and individuals on the same field.
  • Working knowledge of financial services regulatory and legislatory frameworks Personal attributes
  • Working knowledge of the Solvency II regulatory requirements around ORSA
  • Working knowledge of the Solvency II balance sheet
  • Persistent and resilient in the face of challenge with a proven ability to influence
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills as well as Big Picture thinking
  • A promoter of risk awareness within the organisation
  • Able to work collaboratively across the immediate team and broader Risk function
  • Gravitas and ability to be pragmatic where appropriate

Recruiter: Tom Hunt
Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Closing Date: 12/05/2021

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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