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Head of Risk

REF: 279 | Risk and Compliance |
  • Location: St Helier
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #279

Purpose of the role:

To be responsible for ensuring that significant emerging financial, operational and reputational risks are identified at an early stage and for advising senior management, including the Board, on appropriate risk mitigation. The role will build risk and control awareness by helping senior managers embed robust risk management across all areas of the business.


  • Always strive for excellent client service and delivery and help junior employees understand the Firm’s ethos of excellence for them to do the same
  • Lead, develop and improve the staff and ensure the team are working effectively and efficiently including providing support and assistance in relation to client matters, training and appraisals
  • Develop and improve existing risk function and introduce new procedures as may be required
  • Keep up to date on all legal and regulatory matters
  • Work closely with the Head of Compliance and the Head of Operations
  • Provide advice on all risk matters
  • Act as point of contact for all staff providing guidance and help on all risk matters
  • Act as main contact point for JFSC
  • Attend board meetings
  • Co-ordinate the annual business risk assessment
  • Proactively providing risk management advice across the group, proactively identifying emerging risks and advising the Board on appropriate risk management options
  • Reporting on key risks, including agreeing mitigating controls and escalating other risks (e.g. in relation to specific deals)

Skills Required:

  • More than 5 years’ experience in senior risk role
  • Have a relevant Financial Risk qualification
  • Ability to understand the business activities and functions including a diverse range of structures and clients and the governance of the same
  • Excellent knowledge of TCB codes of practice, AML/CFT legislation, AML/CFT Handbook and trust & company legislation
  • Compliance knowledge
  • Exceptional, administrative, analytical and organisational skills are essential, with accurate and timely completion of work
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to think clearly and identify issues
  • Ability to manage and motivate the team



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