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Chief Risk Officer 

PRA Risk exp from Commercial /Corporate Banking Experience Required

£280K plus excellent LTIP, bonus & benefits                                                                                                           

Hybrid (City of London)

Ref: 4033G

We are recruiting for our client, a UK Commercial Bank, looking to appoint a new CRO. As Board member and part of the Executive Management Team you will have oversight for all Risk & Compliance related policies, systems and controls and ensuring that all necessary regulations and legislation are adhered to. Reporting directly to the CEO and Board, duties will include:

  • Registered as SMF 4 you will have oversight for and management of the senior control team including the Head of Risk, Head of Compliance SMF16 and MLRO SMF17.
  • Responsibility for identifying, managing, monitoring and controlling risks and implementing risk control measures accordingly across the following key risk areas; regulatory risk, prudential risk, people and systems risk; cyber security risk; business risk; legal risk; insurance risk; operational risk and market & credit risk.
  • Putting in place procedures designed to ensure that all applicable risks pertaining to the Bank can be identified, monitored and managed at all times, and where appropriate, set the level of risk tolerated by the Bank.
  • Ensuring the adequacy and effectiveness of the Bank's risk management policies and procedures relating to the Bank's activities, processes and systems;
  • Reviewing, monitoring and reporting to the Board and making recommendations on the adequacy and effectiveness of and any deficiencies in the enterprise risk framework of the Bank.
  • Providing an annual risk management report covering risk management policies and procedures which identify the risks relating to the Bank's activities, processes and systems, and where appropriate, set the level of risk tolerated by the Bank.
  • Representing the Bank with regulators and other third parties such as auditors and investors.

The successful candidate will have either been a CRO for a similar commercial/corporate banking business or may be a deputy CRO/Head of Risk looking for their first role as the registered SMF4.  While it is imperative that you have detailed understanding of the UK prudential rules as important will be your in-depth experience of 2LOD as it applies to a Commercial/Corporate Bank. It also goes without saying that you must have a detailed knowledge of the FCA Rules as well as PRA requirements.

You must be able to demonstrate detailed and current knowledge of risk controls, policies & procedures specifically within the banking sector and while an understanding of current and future proposed regulatory requirements is required as important will be your ability to manage and mentor senior members of the GRC Team.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and ambitious UK bank in a role that will be challenging and rewarding and allow you to interact at the highest levels throughout. So, if you would like to work for a business that puts its customers central to all they do and you believe that you have the leadership and strong decision making skills required, together with and enquiring analytical mind-set and a strong work ethic then please email Gary Collins  with your CV - - to arrange a confidential discussion about this position (Including a contact number & email) however please note we cannot reply to all applications so only successful applications will be contacted (although under no circumstance are your details ever passed on without your specific permission)



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