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Operations Technology Risk Manager

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17 February, 2023

The Abacus Careers team are exclusively supporting The Bank of London to appoint the most talented professionals from the local marketplace as they build their new Belfast based ‘UK Centre of Excellence’. The Bank of London now require an Operations Tech Risk Manager to come on board.

The Operations Tech Risk Manager will be part of our First line of Defence team. You will develop objective risk-based assurance about the design and effectiveness of essential operations & technology key controls. You will also work with the second and third line on responding and managing the Bank’s risk profile to help mitigate any potential exposures. This includes incident management (root cause analysis), risk & control self-assessments and key risk indicators, as well as managing the multi-year calendar of risks and audits review.

What you’ll do

You will perform risk-based review of the design and operating effectiveness of our Technology Infrastructure that support critical business systems and processes across the group.

You will build and strengthen relationships across all areas leveraging your deep subject matter expertise in technology acumen and your people skills. Specifically, you will:

  • Work with the team to establish adequate Technology policies and procedures, including service delivery, incident management, infrastructure and change delivery
  • Encourage best practices and continuous improvement and adherence to the overall Risk framework
  • Report on the Key Risk Indicators (KRIs), work with the team on improvements and conduct regular assessment of effectiveness of key controls
  • Engage with functions to identify process improvements and best practice
  • Support the business and central function portfolios through the change risk framework
  • Partner with the second line of defence on risk and control management and develop of Group Risk’s technology risk frameworks
  • Work with other problem solvers to find creative solutions for complex technology risk issues

What you’ll bring

You will be results oriented, self-driven with passion, enthusiasm and ability to influence without authority in a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • An interest in developing and delivering risk training and awareness in a creative and innovative way in relation to technology risks
  • Good understanding of the infrastructure operational set up and different operating models.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and pro activity in a fast-paced environment
  • Have strong leadership and interpersonal skills – ability to effectively influence and negotiate with all levels of peers and management
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment.
  • Robust decision-making skills and demonstrate sound judgement


  • 43 days holidays
  • Up to 15% pension
  • Private healthcare
  • Stock options
  • Physical wellbeing (£800 a year gym contribution)


The Bank of London is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusion, diversity and belonging. All qualified applicants are welcome and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, religion or religious expression, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity and expression, transgender, national origin, or military veteran status.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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