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Resilience Risk Oversight Consultant

Posted 13 March by Prudential UK & Europe Featured Ended

Based in Paddington, Reading or Stirling

Working with Prudential as Resilience Risk Oversight Consultantmeans becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to be the leader in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals. If you’re inspired to join us, and if you have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for

The Resilience Risk Oversight Consultant reports to the Head of Technology Risk. This role is responsible for leading the oversight of the resilience risk including how the organisation can cope with a major incident. You will also take responsibility for facilitating the appetite statements relating to resilience risks.


  • Develop and maintain the high level Resiliency Risk policy, embedding relevant Group, regulatory and industry good practice requirements.

  • Manage the defining of the risk appetite (both statements and limits) in relation to  resilience

  • Oversee the resilience capability, including attending Resilience working groups, providing a 2nd opinion on test programmes and determining that Resilience policy requirements are met

  • Oversee 1st line management of any IT incidents that occur

  • Lead the thematic oversight of root cause analysis of IT incidents that impact on production and report to senior management on the underlying themes

  • Input to the development of the crisis management plan and facilitation of crisis management exercises including the development of incident management simulations

  • Assess the effectiveness of processes and internal controls implemented by the 1st line and infrastructure functions through a programme of sample testing

  • Provide strategic analysis focused on thought leadership and resiliency risk linked to business strategy and change projects.

Essential for this role is knowledge of resilience (Business Continuity and IT Disaster recovery)  risk and controls including strategy, external threats and major incident response, along with a well-developed external network with an established view of what best practice looks like.  You’ll understand key risk technologies, risk frameworks and their oversight, along with major project delivery methods.  And ideally you will have a good understanding of Prudential and our products, the life & pensions industry along with our regulatory landscape.

You will be experienced in analysing and interpreting complex rules and regulations, applying such knowledge to provide solutions to business problems and issues and be able to communicate the practical impact of regulatory obligations.  You will have guided the response to major incidents in the past  and have experienced all elements of business continuity planning.  You will have experience of facilitating senior management agreement, and have delivered deep dive reviews and control assessments and you will also have authored and delivered papers to Risk Committees and  senior management teams, and be used to challenging the business’s resilience strategy and implementation direction

We are looking for an individual with strong analytical and organisational skills as well as Big Picture thinking who is a promoter of risk awareness within the organisation, thinking about the best outcome for customers and stakeholders.   You’ll have strong relationship building skills and able to work collaboratively across the immediate team, along with the and broader Risk function while also being able to work independently and take ownership for an area of expertise.  You will demonstrate gravitas and an ability to be pragmatic where appropriate.  You will be persistent, resilient, innovative, naturally inquisitive and an influencer and you’ll be able to look beyond face value, ask the right questions and make links and connections across the organisation

People who work at Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It’s also an innovative, high-performing commercial environment that’s totally focused on customers. As a Prudential employee you’ll get all the support you’d expect, including full training and professional development. You’ll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you’ll join an organisation that’s leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.

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