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Financial Services Risk Management Advisor

London - hybrid/remote


Placement Type:



up to £854 per day pro rata PAYE

Start Date:

01 May, 2024

Working model: Hybrid or remote (must be UK based) 


We are looking for an experienced financial services risk leader to join our client’s second line of defence team for a period of 3 months (with a possibility of an extension) to support and coach the leadership of the existing risk management team. To be successful in securing this role, you will have a proven track record of building globally-dispersed second line of defence risk management functions, including designing and embedding frameworks, tooling and operating models in the financial services sector.

The successful candidate will:
• Support the existing Head of Risk Management in building the existing team, reviewing all existing frameworks/risk matrixes and provide a professional opinion on areas of improvement, as well as get stuck in to help embed changes made.
• Support the delivery of inflight risk assessments, escalations to senior leaders, and articulating and coaching on suitable mitigation strategies.
• Serve as an advisor on disciplines such as regulatory and compliance risk, operational and IT/business continuity risk, and prudential (liquidity/capital) risk types.
• Support specific operational deep dives on compliance-related processes and systems, particularly in areas where the team lacks technical skillset.
• Support the upskilling of the team through technical coaching and training.

Basic qualifications
• 10+ years of experience in a financial institution internal control function.
• At least 3+ years of experience in a senior leadership role at a financial institution, within the risk management area (can be first or second line of defence).
• Direct experience of dealing with financial services regulators.
• Direct experience in managing relationships with senior leaders within an organization. Ability to work within a matrix environment, cross functionally, and cross jurisdictional borders.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (English, other languages a bonus), demonstrating ability to translate complex issues for consumption by technical and non-technical audiences at all levels.
• Extensive experience of people management, including building high performing cross-border teams and dealing with complex cases of underperformance.


If this sounds like you, contact the Aquent team today!

The next steps will be shared with shortlisted candidates. Thank you for taking the time to apply.

Client Description

Our Client is a FTSE 100, multinational technology company no longer known for just one thing. Their areas of expertise include e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, artificial intelligence, original entertainment… the list goes on. Despite being primarily digital, their aim is to be the most customer-centric company in the world.

Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.