Overview

The key responsibilities of the post holder will be:

  • Leading the delivery of FCA’s emerging risk analysis, linking risks to actual and potential harm, and highlighting interdependences between risks.
  • Supporting the FCA’s horizon scanning work by engaging with stakeholders from MIDA and Strategy to ensure the FCA has an integrated approach to forward-looking risk identification
  • Effectively communicate and present emerging risk analysis to Executive and Board level committees; and overall management of the reporting cycle for emerging risk to these committees
  • Producing insightful, value added analysis to support the FCAs forward-looking view of regularity risk – using a wide range of internal and external sources. Identifying forward-looking gaps in the FCA regulatory risk portfolio and engaging appropriate stakeholders on significant risks through the risk management framework.
  • Working closely with, and providing support to, the Technical Specialist Regulatory Risk Advisors, and the wider Risk & Compliance Oversight Division.
  • Leading the delivery of the FCA’s risk outlook publication
  • Responsible for building and managing a strong and honest relationship with relevant areas of the organisation. Engaging and effectively managing key stakeholders from across the FCA, including Heads of Department and Directors to deliver value-add risk analysis.
  • Responsible for providing insightful challenge to the first line Division’s Senior Leadership team on their risk identification and mitigation through independent research and analysis;
  • Building an internal and external network to ensure your views of risk are informed by current trends

What will I get from the role?

  • You will have a rare opportunity to understand and shape the workings of the financial sector at a time of considerable change. You will enjoy a unique aerial view of the financial services industry, with the opportunity to do meaningful work that makes a real difference;
  • You will have the opportunity to work with and influence a wide range of industry professionals, both internally and externally to the FCA; and
  • As an Academy business we place great value on learning and at the FCA we offer world-class development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations.
  • You will be the lead author on emerging risk reports that will be presented to the FCA Executive Committee and Board and will play a key role in shaping the organisations forward-looking approach to risk management.
  • As an Academy business we place great value on your learning and we offer world-class development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations. Our Academy offers you a range of opportunities for personal and professional development, including our MSC in financial regulation, Advanced Managers programme, sponsored study and more.
  • You will be the lead author on emerging risk reports that will be presented to the FCA Executive Committee and Board and will play a key role in shaping the organisations forward-looking approach to risk management.

Which minimum, essential & desirable skills are required?

Minimum

  • Strong analytical capability: Evidence of ability to conduct thorough analyses and form considered opinions using both data analysis, reasoning and experience drawing conclusions based on well supported sources and engaging with experts where needed
  • Independent research skills: Proven ability of utilising reliable and credible quantitative and qualitative sources to inform views
  • Creativity: a conceptual and innovative thinker, able to apply their knowledge and understanding the issues and risks facing the financial sector able to identify interdependencies between risks and issues;
  • Self- starter who takes the initiative, is resourceful, flexible, and able to work with enthusiasm in a changing environment;
  • Impact and influence: Evidence of excellent written language skills, can demonstrate the ability to influence others and communicate clearly confidently and concisely in both written and oral communication

Essential

  • Good written communication skills: the individual will need to be able to prepare and present to stakeholders;
  • Strong delivery skills: the individual will need to complete complex and demanding pieces of work against tight deadlines to a high standard of accuracy and presentation;
  • Proven organisational ability – can show capability to manage a variety of competing tasks and issues, prioritising appropriately and escalating where necessary;
  • Able to explain and challenge: Helping to maintain the integrity of our products through providing appropriate challenges whilst able to present complex ideas in the most appropriate form to articulate desired messages
  • Ability to build effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders to support delivery of objectives. Can demonstrate credibility and capability to influence Senior Stakeholders;
  • The ability to take personal responsibility for own role and seek and act on feedback. Must be able to work to tight deadlines and deliver products reliably and to a high quality;
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail taking pride in work and ensuring it is of the highest standard;
  • Can demonstrate decision-making with confidence in ability to use sound judgement to reach conclusions; and
  • The ability to work actively with others across the organisation to achieve outcomes in both formal and informal teams. Can demonstrate how they work individually in support of team and organisational goals.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the risk framework currently in place within the FCA and familiarity;
  • Experience of working within a risk function or practical hands on risk management experience or a qualification in risk management; and
  • Understanding of the procedures and accountabilities of the FCA Board and Executive Committee.

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