IT Risk & Controls Specialist

IT Risk & Controls Specialist

Job Title: IT Risk & Controls Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Warwickshire, England
Salary: £550 - £650 per day + NEG
Start Date: 04/03/2019
Reference: HQ00088982_1549907948
Contact Name: Anneli Sandholm
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 11, 2019 17:59

Job Description

We are looking for a IT Risk & Controls Specialist for one of the UK's leading general insurance and financial services companies.

The Role

A new opportunity has arisen within the IT Risk & Controls team in a wider IT Division. This role involves the identification of risk and control activity and performance across the division, and the development of appropriate change and improvement solutions to support the effective delivery of the first line of defence. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with key stakeholders to drive an effective risk & control management landscape across the IT division.

Job Specification

  • Identify, propose and facilitate the development and implementation of appropriate IT controls to mitigate risks and issues.
  • Investigate, challenge, negotiate and advise IT stakeholders on the approach to IT risk, issue, audit and control management.
  • Proactively develop, monitor and deliver an IT control improvement plan which complements NFUM's Operational Risk Management Framework and delivers continuous improvements.
  • Develop and create regular reporting solutions on the overall IT division risk, issue, control and audit position for IT senior managers.
  • Complete regular internal self-audits within the IT division.
  • Collate, interpret and present the IT division risk oversight position and plan and prepare documentation for the IT Divisional Risk and Issues Committee meetings.
  • Proactively co-ordinate and communicate with key internal stakeholders in corporate governance functions and other internal departments.
  • Deliver short term / one-off projects and activities as required by and to the standards and outcomes agreed with Line Manager.

Person Specification

  • Knowledge of IT control frameworks (e.g. CoBIT, ISO27001) and relevant best practice
  • Good relationship building and influencing skills
  • Experience of performing risk and control based reviews
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills
  • Experience of analytical work in a Governance, Risk management and/or similar Assurance function
  • Knowledge of project management and planning processes and techniques (desirable)


  • Ideally degree level education or equivalent.
  • Suitable professional qualification (e.g. CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, ITIL etc.) or willing to work towards

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