IT Security Risk Specialist Supervisor

  • Robert Walters
  • London, UK
  • 15/05/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

My client, a well-known Financial Services outfit based in London, are looking for an IT Security Risk Specialist Supervisor to join their growing team.

About the IT Security Risk Specialist Supervisor Role:

This role supports the my client's strategy through delivery of a challenging and varied portfolio of work, predominantly covering the insurance services sector, but providing support and advice across the wider department. The job is an ideal position to demonstrate your specialist expertise, and to leverage this expertise to support my client's objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting fellow colleagues, including supervisors and the client's senior management, while demonstrating a recognised level of expertise in the subject matter
  • Share knowledge and experience through partnering, education and consulting based on the subject matter
  • Lead on the most complex and/or highest risk firm reviews to provide supervisors with a forward-looking judgement based assessment, supported by the facts, on whether or not a firm's cyber and operational resilience arrangements provide sufficient comfort in the specific area under review and, where this is not the case, recommend proactive actions and mitigations
  • Provide support to supervision teams in responding to and assessing firm’s responses to the most significant and complex [sometimes crystallised] technology and cyber risks
  • Be on call for incident management, on a rotational basis outside of normal business hours
  • Contribute effectively to the analysis of portfolios, through scoring and the identification of key risks and harms
  • Actively conduct external engagements, including on policy matters, with regulatory bodies in the UK such as the Bank of England, the PRA, Her Majesty’s Treasury, UK government agencies, as well as pan-European and global regulatory bodies on a range of cyber and technology resilience supervisory topics
  • Be recognised by experts in the industry as a fellow specialist and be able to carry a meeting with the senior risk representatives in our largest and most complex institutions or other regulators
  • Lead on key strategic initiatives across the department, ensuring a cohesive approach, linking technology issues with wider business risks and ability to articulate what these risks mean to consumers and the wider market
  • Provide thought leadership on cyber and operational resilience; including policy development, assessing emerging practices and threats (current and horizonal)
  • Provide expert technical oversight and quality assurance for work undertaken by other team members and mentor more junior team members.


  • You will demonstrate a deep understanding of the risk subject in its relation to the real world by expressing complex subject matter in accessible terms, to a wider public, both verbally and in writing. And be able to present on the same to groups with little or no understanding of the subject all the way to highly experienced seniors within the client and the firms that they work with
  • Expert experience across cyber and technology risk management domains technology governance, technology risk, change Management, incident/problem management, disaster recovery, business continuity, outsourcing, data governance, cyber governance, identification, situational awareness, protection, detection response, incident management, recovery and resumption of services and testing
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies such as DLT, crypto currencies, machine learning, robotics & artificial intelligence, fintech and cloud computing technologies.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with a capability to independently draft complex papers for executive committees within the client, external papers and succinct, accurate communications with regulated entities and liaise with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with evidence of team working and confidence, credibility and ability to interact effectively with a range of both domestic and international stakeholders including senior executives at firms and within the client. This role does not involve any direct people management, but the successful candidate will be skilled at imparting their knowledge to others in the team, whether formally in training courses or informally in assisting less experienced team members. A collegiate and respectful approach to working with others is required
  • Excellent analytical capability and judgement to assess the emerging risk of harm and identify effective mitigation strategies. The successful candidate will have a track record of a probing and sceptical approach in their review work in challenging, difficult or high level contexts acquired through relevant experience in industry, consulting or other regulatory bodies
  • Can demonstrate taking pride in work and ensuring it is of the highest standard
  • Strong oral communication skills including clear and effective presentation to both internal and external audiences
  • Experience of project management including developing and delivering against plans, managing risks and issues along the way.

If the above is of interest please apply to this job ad or call me on 0207 509 8040 to find out more.

My client, a well-known Financial Services outfit based in London, are looking for an IT Security Risk Specialist Supervisor to join their growing team.