Head of Tech Gov and Risk

Posted 22 July 2022
Salary £120,000 - £130,000 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCyber Defence
Contact NameJosh Keeley

Job description

We are working with a global FS organisation to hire a Head of GRC within their leadership team.

You will lead on all technology risk across a division spanning 300 staff. There are major projects with budget approved for 2023 that will require an innovative risk leader to support e.g. DC migration to off-prem. This organisation are constantly looking for ways to innovate how they perceive and measure risk. Within a heavily regulated industry, it’s important that you can bring a fresh perspective to audits, tech risk, governance and also control testing.


Your role:

  • With a strategic and analytical mindset, lead the work to establish effective governance at Group Technology level.

  • Engage directly with the Group to mature the  risk operating model and drive risk reduction and compliance.

  • Lead in modernising the team’s approach to risk management and implement a decision support system for risk management.

  • Lead on Group wide IT Policy and Standards, ensuring their effectiveness and continually improving and adapting these as the risk landscape changes.

  • Lead the review and testing of performance against policy and standards and co-ordinate the improvement / corrective action of controls across the Group.

  • Manage governance, risk and controls for Group Technology, including the Digital function and Data Sciences function



Skills required:

  • Knowledge and experience of risk control frameworks and the appropriate reporting

  • Understanding of operational resilience, risk control frameworks, Risk reporting, Audit and control assessments

  • Knowledge and experience of IT Security, Governance and IT policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of a broad base of technologies e.g. infrastructure, networks, DCs

  • Knowledge of IT controls environments

  • Knowledge of the financial regulatory environment

  • Excellent Stakeholder management and communication skills



  • Background of governance responsibilities in general and in particular to Audit, Compliance and Risk

  • Experience in Technology Risk Management in 1st, 2nd and 3rd line

  • Experience in highly regulated environments