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Operational Resilience Technology Business Partner

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My client, an International bank, are looking for an Operational Resilience Technology Resilience business partner to join their growing team in London. This role will require you to be in the office three times per week.

About the Operational Resilience Technology Business Partner role:

Responsible for developing, embedding and managing the Operational Resilience framework, tools and methodologies in line with regulatory requirements to enable the achievement of my client's strategic objectives. This framework covers regulatory requirements across the UK (FCA/PRA) and the EU Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for developing, embedding and managing the Operational Resilience framework, tools and methodologies in line with regulatory requirements to enable the achievement of my client's strategic objectives. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for building awareness and understanding of Operational Resilience across the firm, leading communications and training campaigns at all levels.
  • Responsible for maintaining strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, helping Service Owners, Resource Owners and Operational Resilience Coordinators perform their duties in line with regulatory expectations. Key activities include
  • Support the management of Important Business Services (IBS) and Critical/Important Functions (CIFs) in line with the Operational Resilience Framework:
    • Maintain the list of critical systems related to both IBS and CIFs;
    • Support the assurance of resilience requirements against the critical systems.
    • Engage and liaise across Technology areas to ensure a joined-up approach to the management of operational resilience requirements across the Technology function.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing the process to monitor resilience of critical systems related toIBS andCIFs:
    • Review and update the list of metrics to monitor resilience of IBS and CIFs;
    • Coordinate activity to assess resilience of critical resources that support IBS and CIF (e.g. monthly attestations).
    • Support efforts to mature the Technology Resilience metrics portfolio to support early identification of vulnerabilities and disruption risks.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing technology testing activities in line with Operational Resilience requirements:
    • Engage and support testing activity across Technology.
    • Coordinate and facilitate scenario testing workshops with relevant Service and Resource owners.
    • Assure testing methods and outcomes of related functions testing.
    • Support the development of response plans based on scenario testing outputs.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing the process to assess vulnerabilities, and define and deliver remedial actions:
    • Support the business areas with assessing and prioritising weaknesses and vulnerabilities in resilience;
    • Help the business to define appropriate remedial actions;
    • Track delivery of actions and review evidence of gap closure.
  • Support the creation of the Regulatory Self-Assessment:
    • Provide relevant input into annual regulatory self-assessment;
    • Coordinate internal governance and approval.

Skills and knowledge required:

  • Technical knowledge
    • Detailed knowledge of the Operational Resilience Policy Statements (March 2021)
    • Knowledge of EU Digital Operational Resilience Act requirements.
    • Knowledge of Operational Risk, Operational Resilience and Business Continuity tools, methodologies and best practice
    • Experience delivering regulatory change and transformation
    • Understanding of Technology Resilience methods and standards.
    • Knowledge of Cyber Security threats and standards.
  • Leadership skills
    • Ability to identify and resolve risks and issues, or prompt escalation to management if they are not able to be resolved
    • Use project management experience and knowledge to drive focus on effective and timely delivery of activities, managing the critical path and reporting regularly on status of deliverables
    • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems and makes recommendations to management
  • Communication & Influencing skills
    • Advocate for operational resilience and builds strong relationships with senior stakeholders across all business areas to ensure deliver and embedder of operational resilience throughout the organisation
    • Ability to build collaborative relationships across the business, working closely with internal customers
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, persuades and includes others using a range of approaches to achieve deliverables
  • No qualifications required; qualified through experience

If the above is of interest and you would like to find out more please apply to this job advertisement or call me on 0207 509 8040 to find out more.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Information Security

Industry: Banking

Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: London

Job Reference: NW1X0R-CA2F5392

Date posted: 03 June 2024

Consultant: Darius Goodarzi

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