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We are looking for

Head of Operational Risk & Controls

Job type Permanent
Schedule Full time
Job Function Risk
Brand Arval
Apply REF: BIR63004103

About us

Owned by BNP Paribas, one of the world’s top performing banks, we are a global and UK leading player within the vehicle leasing industry. The growth that we’ve achieved in recent years and the number of major industry awards that we’ve won are testament to our innovative products, strong service ethics and most of all, the commitment and skill of our teams. Together, we’re the wheels behind business. Because leasing vehicles is about so much more than just getting from A to B. Joining us, your passion and skill will help make every journey a great one, and we’ll help you steer your career from strength to strength.


About the role

Risk ORC (Operational Risk & Controls) is an independent team supporting the Arval business and carries out its 2nd line of defence by providing the business with a risk policy, governance, framework, systems and training and then challenges the application. So in this role you will be responsible for the full control, design and implementation of the framework. This role is all about RISK management so you will work with the business to support the monthly and quarterly reporting it carries out, reviewing and analysing patterns and then managing incidents.

In addition you will provide independent assurance to the Arval UK MD, Chief Risk Officer and the Corporate Risk ORC that the Arval UK operational risk framework is appropriate, sufficient and effective in managing the entity’s operational risk.

Pay Zone level – C1

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to evidence robust experience in a similar 1st or 2nd line of defence role and have extensive knowledge of the 3 lines of defence and enterprise risk & controls frameworks. Additionally, you will need experience of not only doing the work but then report writing for senior stakeholders. Ideally you will also have a detailed knowledge of operational leasing business processes.

Lastly, you will be a credible leader experienced in managing a function and setting a vision, strategy and creating a deliverable plan. This is in addition to having the excellent stakeholder management and resilience required whilst supporting but also challenging the different business areas. Naturally resilient, you will also be highly organised and analytical with an undeterred focus to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely fashion. You will be known for your ability to make decisions and communication skills and so very capable to provide advice and instruction to Director level.

What’s in it for you?

Our employees are really important to us and being owned by a bank we all benefit from some excellent perks. Take a look at these:

  • Private  Family Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Pension (the company will add in up to 10% into your pension pot every month)
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Competitive (£65-75,000) basic salary
  • Bonus up to £13,600
  • Company Car or Car Allowance (£500pcm)
  • Free Fuel
  • Volunteering Days
  • Charity Fundraising  

We are a friendly bunch - more human than corporate and you will find our office environment welcoming. Here is a recent video we put together that shows life at Arval:-

If this opportunity sounds like the challenge you are looking for in 2020 why not apply today?

Primary Location: GB-ENG-SwindonJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: RISKSEducation Level: Not indicatedSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / Teamwork, Proactivity, Personal Impact / Ability to influence, Attention to detail / rigor, Organizational skills, Adaptability, Ability to deliver / Results driven, Active listening, Communication skills - oral & written, Client focused, Ability to share / pass on knowledge, Critical thinking, Ability to synthetize / simplify, Creativity & Innovation / Problem solving, Resilience, Decision MakingTransversal competency: Ability to understand, explain and support change, Analytical Ability, Ability to manage a project, Ability to develop and adapt a process , Ability to anticipate business / strategic evolution, Ability to conduct a negotiation, Ability to develop others & improve their skills, Ability to develop and leverage networks, Ability to set up relevant performance indicators, Ability to manage / facilitate a meeting, seminar, committee, training…, Ability to inspire others & generate people's commitment