Business Control Partner (12 Months)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fixed Term Contract - Full Time
RBS International
Job category
1st Line Controls - Control, Oversight & Assurance

Our people work differently depending on their jobs and needs. From hybrid working to flexible hours, we have plenty of options that help our people to thrive.

This role is based in the United Kingdom and as such all normal working days must be carried out in the United Kingdom.

Join us as a Business Controls Partner

  • If you have a risk management or regulatory background and are looking for a new challenge, this could be the ideal role for you
  • You’ll partner with the business and Risk function to identify, assess and manage the risks within the agreed risk appetite, using our risk framework to inspire a team of business and customer control partners, and make sure that the team objectives are achieved
  • Hone your project management and people leadership skills in this fast-paced and varied role, with an emphasis on career progression
  • This role is available for a period of 12 months

What you'll do

As a Business Controls Partner, you’ll have an opportunity to make a vital contribution to driving a generative culture of risk awareness and recommend solutions to operations’ risk issues within the businesses. You’ll strengthen the level of ownership within the business, identifying and calling out areas of weakness and sharing best practices.

We’ll look to you to deliver a robust risk governance framework in line with the operational risk handbook, as well as supporting and delivering relevant risk activity to build credible and realistic plans to move and sustain a control environment certification rating within risk appetite.

Day-to-day, you’ll be:

  • Escalating emerging risks in a timely manner, making sure actions are quickly defined and owned
  • Managing the delivery of operational, conduct and reputational risk compliance across the appropriate businesses
  • Building relationships with the business stakeholders that provide both support and challenge
  • Supporting the delivery of business led and mandatory projects, making sure that change is delivered within business appetite and customer needs are considered
  • Building working relationships with second and third line of defence colleagues to ensure all round support to the businesses
  • Collating and communicating risk management MI, supporting achievement of risk management governance requirements and supporting the management of risk committees

The skills you'll need

As well as a strong understanding of our operating processes, you’ll need general knowledge of how regulatory, political, reputational and environmental risk issues impact a complex financial services business. You’ll also need a well developed understanding of risk management principles, along with broad knowledge of business processes.

Additionally, you'll need strong MI skills to support the team and stakeholders in effective risk management.

On top of this, you’ll bring:

  • Strong organisational skills which will be key in the support of our risk framework and co-ordinating risk committees
  • Influencing and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to view the impact of issues from a wider or macro perspective
  • The ability to provide robust oversight and challenge, supporting and educating the business effectively while ensuring efficiency
  • The ability to think creatively when resolving complex problems and identifying alternatives where established procedures may not exist
  • A proven ability to think strategically, demonstrating thought leadership and the ability to translate concepts into effective processes

If you need any adjustments to support your application, such as information in alternative formats or special requirements to access our buildings, or if you’re eligible under the Disability Confident Scheme please contact us and we’ll do everything we can to help.