Junior Risk Oversight and Control Officer


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Junior Risk Oversight and Control Officer

At a glance

The Junior Risk Oversight & Control Officer reports to the UK Head of Process & Control (UK P&C).

There are separate Head Office P&C organisations, supporting 3 client units – Wealth Management, Corporate Banking and Personal and Business Banking.  Within these business lines there are also specific P&C / Business Control functions in Global Markets, Asset Based Finance & Clearing as well as some present in other second line of defence departments. They are all driven by the bank-wide strategic pillars Sustainability, Reinventing  the Customer Experience and becoming a Future Proof Bank. The P&C functions supports the bank’s strategic pillars by ensuring maximum control, maximum efficiency, maximum business relief and maximum transparency. 

The mission of UK P&C is aligned to the mission of Head Office Process & Control (HO P&C) to safeguard the banks license to operate and optimally control and support the daily operations as well as the strategic journey across Corporate Banking.

UK P&C are responsible for identifying and delivering improvement proposals for possible strategic change within the risk framework and for its implementation in the first line. It is the centre of expertise for first line risk control topics and applies an integrated approach to the knowledge and execution needed to facilitate the business ambitions of Corporate Banking, thus freeing up as much time and resources as possible for the direct benefit of the client relation.

The UK P&C function is responsible for ensuring that those senior staff who are appointed as Senior Manager Functions under the UK Regulatory Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR), have the required information to be able to discharge their duties and demonstrate reasonable steps to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Your job

The Junior Risk Oversight & Control Officer will work in a small team of 1LoD risk specialists to implement the risk framework across all business lines in the UK, including the Asset Based Finance subsidiary. They will report into the Head of Process & Control. They may be required to also support other P&C team members with administration tasks, PowerPoint presentations and other ad-hoc tasks.

The duties of the Junior Risk Oversight & Control Officer will include but not be restricted to the following activities:

•    Assist the Head of UK P&C with the administrative activities relating to the day-to-day operating efficiency of the function
•    Support 1LoD risk specialists in duties relating to the risk framework including undertaking monitoring of key risk controls and delivery of the risk instruments in line with ABN AMRO policy 
•    Deliver accurate and concise complaints management reporting to the relevant UK governance forum & NL complaints team
•    Own the Product Approval process, ensuring process documents reflect any updates / improvements
•    Take responsibility for completion of business risk dashboards and collate business input for the conduct dashboard 
•    Contribute to ensuring demonstrable adherence to policies relating to license  to operate activities
•    Assist the Head of UK P&C with the administrative activities relating to the day-to-day operating efficiency of the function
•    As required, support all members of the P&C team in their duties to ensure efficient completion of tasks


Your working environment

ABN AMRO is an enterprising bank with a primary focus on Northwest Europe. We serve clients in the retail, private banking and corporate banking sectors. We are also present internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing.

At ABN AMRO we have a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The shift towards sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Supporting our clients at times that matter has always been our role and our responsibility. Together, we aim high and work towards lasting relationships that are relevant and responsible, both now and in the future. We want to be the bank that leads the way.

Our strategy goes far beyond financial value: we want to accelerate the transition to sustainability. We do this by supporting and advising our clients in order to facilitate their sustainability shift. Our commitment to clients, employees, investors and society calls for clear direction, focus and dedication.

We concentrate on our three strategic pillars:

•    Support our clients’ transition to sustainability
•    Reinvent the customer experience
•    Build a future-proof bank

Our strategy requires a culture of working together and permanent learning. It’s only with this mindset that we unleash the best in ourselves to deliver a high standard of performance. ABN AMRO’s culture is the catalyst for the evolution in which we find ourselves: our people are imaginative, trust each other and do just that little bit extra to help clients.

ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK:

•    Corporate and Institutional Banking which includes Corporate Banking, Clearing, Global Markets - Sales & Trading and Financial Institutions 
•    Commercial Banking which includes Asset Based Finance and International Desk, which provides transactional banking services

Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 380 people in the UK.

Your profile

Required Level and content of education:

•    Relevant degree or equivalent work experience

Required employment/experience/skills:

•    A willingness to learn and undertake a variety of tasks in relation to the efficient operating of the first line of defence function, supporting all team members but with a specific focus on non-financial risk management
•    Knowledge of risk management within a relevant degree or previous work experience would be highly beneficial
•    Good interpersonal skills and excellent service orientation
•    Ability to manage own time to meet agreed targets; develops plans  for short-term work activities 
•    Good credibility, trustworthiness, problem solving, task management and self-management competencies
•    Be able to think laterally
•    Excellent team player with a strong focus on working together to achieve results
•    Ability to work with discretion and confidentiality
•    Ability to interact professionally and with credibility with all  levels of the organisation (internal and external as necessary)
•    Excellent    face-to-face,    telephone,    and    written communication skills
•    Comfortable with working in an environment of change, with flexible approach to new challenges

What we offer

Joining ABN AMRO means working on meaningful projects. Projects that have an impact on our clients. Working with a wide range of people with different backgrounds, opinions and ideas. In the UK, in the Netherlands or elsewhere in our international network. We offer an environment where you will be challenged on a daily basis - professionally as well as on a personal level - so that you can grow to become the professional you want to be.


Are you interested?   Please apply via the button below.

For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner, UKrecruitment@uk.abnamro.com, +44 203 192 9342.

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