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Risk Analyst

Risk Analyst

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: £25,421 - £36,720
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002800963
  • Closing Date: 26 September 2019

Job description

We need:

  • A Risk Analyst in our End User Computing (EUC) Governance Team at our Swindon Head Office
  • £25,421 to £36,720 a year on a permanent full time contract
  • Salary dependant on current package and internal policy
  • Send in your application by 26/09/2019

Modelling in Excel and building sophisticated operational spreadsheets is a great way to showcase talent and value to your employer. However, every EUC tool built, despite best intentions, can also bring EUC risk. That’s where we come in. Our team are responsible for maintaining and promoting the EUC Standard and encouraging best practice within the organisation.

If you have a passion for doing the right thing in the right way for our members, then this role in a new and dynamic team could be for you.

Who we're looking for

As a minimum you’ll need to have or be: 

  • Strong mathematical skills and/or coding experience
  • Able to plan and organise activity to deliver quality work in a timely manner
  • A pro-active self-starter with the ability to identify problems and propose solutions
  • An ability to apply critical thinking and communicate your views to a diverse set of stakeholders, displaying the confidence to challenge

It would be nice if you also had but is not essential for the right candidate:

  • Have previous experience in building, maintaining and/or reviewing complex end user solutions
  • Have experience of a risk management environment or other relevant business role

What you'll be doing

As a Risk Analyst, you’ll be spending a lot of time working with data, producing MI and analysis and engaging with stakeholders across the organisation at all levels. You’ll work in the team that are responsible for maintaining and evolving our data management tools and management reporting, alongside supporting the organisation in the identification and self-assessment of their EUC estate. This involves:

  • Ensuring the EUC estate is made visible by the business, through engagement and education;
  • Supporting the business with criticality and controls self-assessments;
  • Building internal reports and reporting findings to management, along with suggested remedial actions;
  • Establishing relationships with other teams to ensure efficient work practices.

In addition to the above, you will help showcase the team as subject matter experts on EUC governance and best practice in the organisation. You’ll lead by example on how to be efficient and provide training and guidance when needed. 

Development Opportunities 

Whether you’re starting or continuing your career, we will support you in growing both your skill set and your network, we will help and support you to identify and ultimately to reach your career aspirations. In this role there are a variety of opportunities to develop and this role can provide the opportunity to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of EUC governance
  • Work with other testing and review functions to realise effective work practices
  • Build on a governance area with massive scope for growth, and to make your own mark on the framework
  • Learn some basic coding language(s) that can help you in the role and in the future

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

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
  • 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.