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Business Continuity Specialist – Group Risk

Location: UK, London
Company: Schroders

Integrity and appropriate conduct are integral to Schroders' culture and approach to risk management. Active and effective risk management is at the core of Schroders' business and is regarded as a key competence by clients, consultants, regulators, counterparties, shareholders, internal stakeholders and other interested parties. Group Risk works closely with the other governance functions (Compliance, Group Internal Audit and Group Legal) in order to identify risks and provide independent challenge and oversight to the group's risk profile. The Group Risk function team consists of specialists in the following areas:

  • Credit Risk
  • Investment Risk including Portfolio Compliance, Models and Quantitative Analysis
  • Enterprise Risk including; Operational Risk, Capital Modelling, Stress Testing and Business Continuity
  • Corporate Insurance

In addition to the functional leads, we have Heads of Risk in each of our geographical regions and for Wealth Management to ensure the risk management framework is effectively implemented in each region and the business is appropriately supported.

Job Role

  • Provide Business Continuity advice and guidance to the Business and act in a second line risk capacity
  • Monitor metrics and help the business comply with the Schroders Business Continuity policy
  • Ensure all areas (business and geographies) within the scope of the role, comply with local regulations specific to Business Continuity
  • Ensure BC plans are effective and fit for purpose
  • In partnership with the business, identify and manage gaps and risks in recovery arrangements and ensure transparency and accountability
  • Brief, educate, train and exercise the business on the incident response process and other key programme deliverables 
  • Facilitate scenario based exercises to improve the capability of incident management teams
  • Work as part of a team to monitor, respond, escalate and report disruptive events (including out of hours if required)
  • Assist the business with Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery testing. This will include pre and post-test administration and the tracking and closure of corrective action
  • Work with supplier relationship managers and procurement, to manage the exposure to third party BC risk
  • Become proficient with the group planning tool, to develop BC plans and launch emergency employee communications
  • Work as part of a team to respond to client requests and attend client due diligence meetings
  • Maintain the Global Business Continuity and Resilience (GBCR) Intranet site and help prepare and run local and regional updates and conferences.

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