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Lead Risk Manager – Data Controls Testing

Lead Risk Manager – Data Controls Testing

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Paying up to £60,000
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00AOR01614
  • Closing Date: 19 May 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

As a Manager in the Controls Testing Team you will be a member of a team of skilled control testers, testing the design and operational effectiveness of controls across the Society, with a particular focus on Data Privacy and Data Governance.

You will be responsible for ensuring the testing plan is executed to the highest standards, as well as working with the business to ensure remediation activities are successfully completed.

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

To support this, our Control Testing Team is currently looking for ambitious, energetic and experienced controls Manager with a background in Data Privacy and Data Governance Management, ideally in the Financial Services sector.

As part of the Chief Controls Office, the Controls Testing Team is critical to ensuring the design and operational effectiveness of controls are regularly assessed, ensuring they are robust enough to safely and reliably deliver the services our members expect.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll have a solid understanding of control frameworks, testing methodologies and remediation planning, supported by strong planning and co-ordination skills to:

  • Test controls against standards that drive good risk and control management practices consistently across the Society
  • Plan and deliver a control testing programme across the business, reporting on the design and operating effectiveness of controls and advising the business on strengthening the control environment to risk appetite and control objectives
  • Identify opportunities for control automation as well as opportunities for sustainable automated monitoring and testing of controls
  • Provide constructive challenge to ensure the right outcomes for our members.

About you

As a minimum requirement you’ll have:

  • A degree or relevant qualifications (or equivalent) and operational experience
  • A good working knowledge of GDPR and BCBS239 requirements and control frameworks
  • Experience of applied testing of Data Privacy and Data Governance controls across multiple business processes and technology environments
  • Experience in risk management, risk identification, controls assessment and management
  • Strong Audit, Controls, Risk or Compliance background with an in-depth understanding of testing or audit methodology and risk & control analysis
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to relate to and influence colleagues at all levels.

It's not essential but it would be good if you had:

  • Experience in undertaking third party testing across a range of risk domains
  • Well-developed coaching and mentoring skills and experience in line/team management and performance management
  • Ability to utilise a breadth of knowledge from across the wider technology and digital professions, strengthening the effective delivery of service

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday 
  • Status car allowance - £4,656 per annum

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So, 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.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.



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