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Risk Manager Lead

Risk Manager Lead

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R001500503
  • Closing Date: 25 July 2019

Job description

We need:

• Enterprise Risk Framework Manager (Risk Manager Lead) in our head offices in Swindon
• £50,840 - £73,436 a year (depending on skills and experience) + company car cash allowance
• Permanent full-time contract (flexible working will be considered)
• Send in your application by 25/07/2019

Proactive, insightful and credible – are these words that describe you? Then this could be your perfect role. We are looking for a Risk Manager Lead to join the Framework team within Risk Strategy, a part of the Nationwide Risk Community.

The Risk Strategy team forms part of our second line of defence and is a key area in setting and enabling risk management capabilities across the Society.

The Framework team within Risk Strategy is responsible for designing, documenting, communicating and implementing the Society wide approach to risk management encompassing how Risk Appetite and Policy are set through to how the Society understands and assesses its key risks and critical controls. This is vital to ensure that Nationwide takes the right decisions to achieves its strategic ambitions, and does the right thing for our members - they’re everything to us.

Who will you be working with

We are a dynamic multi-disciplined team of eight risk management professionals operating from Swindon head office, working together through an agile/scrum delivery methodology.

This role will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to be part of this close-knit team working on a variety of risk management framework elements with stakeholders from across our business.

If you have a passion for doing the right thing in the right way for our members, this role may be for you.

Who we're looking for

As a minimum requirement you’ll have or be:

  • Qualified (e.g. IRM) risk professional and/or have considerable experience in Risk Management roles within the financial sector (ideally first or second line roles)
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to influence across all levels
  • The ability to approach complex problems, delivering appropriate solutions that meet the needs of our members, the Society and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to adapt and foster relationships across a wide range of communities and technical areas
  • Resilient to the ever changing demands of the business and the economic environment in which we operate

It would be nice, but not essential, if you also had experience of:

  • Operating within a programme structure or with project management disciplines – especially agile/scrum environments
  • Creating and delivering engaging risk management training
  • Industry standard GRC Tooling solutions

If you feel you would be a good fit for this role and you can tell us about your transferable experience, we encourage you to apply.

What you'll be doing

It's an exciting time to be part of Risk Strategy, with the enhancement of the Risk Management at Nationwide Framework nearing a crucial point by being enabled by a new Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Tooling platform being delivered by the wider team in partnership with the Society’s risk teams. This is where you come in.

You will work with the team of risk professionals who maintain and strive to continuously improve Nationwide’s Risk Management Framework, and associated components, ensuring it enables more effective and efficient risk management processes and informed decision making.

You will be responsible for delivering a series of high-profile component enhancements contributing to the overall successful delivery of Nationwide’s risk management capability.

As a Risk Manager Lead within Risk Strategy you will be responsible for working with the Society’s risk teams (1st, 2nd and 3rd line), across all risk categories to deliver high quality solutions (frameworks and processes) that enable risk management to be operated seamlessly throughout the Society. 

The extras you'll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So, if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us.


As part of our team you’ll get:

  • Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
  • Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
  • Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme
  • Company car or allowance worth £4,656

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
Woman Engaged

Why work for us?

At Nationwide we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.


Living our Values

There are endless reasons why you should be part of our growing community, but below are a few:

  • The human element and sense of social purpose we have, and that no matter what role you do you are genuinely making a difference to our members and their lives
  • The dress for the day approach we take, incorporating a relaxed and less corporate environment
  • The dynamic and flexible working initiatives that are being driven across the business with the view that you can work how/when/where you want keeping in line with business needs and demands but also your own personal life and work/life balance
  • The ethic of care for employees, our engagement and events, investment in success e.g. Arthur Webb cup events, PRIDE rewards, Annual awards etc
  • PRIDE and how we all live by it, we care about our people and value each and every employee that works for us
  • Being able to bring your true self to work in a safe environment – diversity and inclusion
  • Our trustworthy reputation in the industry – safe as an employer, safe for our members

We have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. If you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.