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Risk Associate

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £50000- £70000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169466

One of the UK's leading independent providers of discretionary wealth management is looking for a Risk Associate to join their team.

Locations in Newcastle or Edinburgh, you must be able to commute at 2 days a week into one of these offices.

This is a specialist role where you will have responsibility and ownership for the Risk and Control Framework in Operations.

The successful candidate will be required to have 1st Line of Defence Risk experience, with expertise on building departmental Risk Assessments. Cass Knowledge is preferred but not essential.

Within this role you will undertake day to day identification, the monitoring and escalation of any key risks, and ensuring compliance with relevant external regulations and internal rules and policies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the management of risks and controls within Operations, across locations, analysing trends to identify potential or actual issues.

  • Support and advise the Risk Partner to set and assess risk appetite.

  • Support the development of Operations’ risk and control reporting framework and continually review its effectiveness.

  • Collaborate with Senior Operations Management to ensure the delivery of the Operations’ Strategy and BD Group strategy.

  • Ensure operational activity is executed to deliver excellence in client service.

About you

  • Good standard of education in GCSEs or equivalent is essential.

  • Experience of Risk and Control management in a complex and highly regulated environment.

  • Ability to coach and develop others.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.


We are looking for people with not only the right skills, but those who demonstrate company values in how they approach their work and colleagues. If you’re genuine, ambitious, and capable of applying your skills and knowledge to get the best results, this is a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious team.

About the company

They specialise in helping clients protect and grow their wealth by creating financial plans and investment portfolios that meet personal and professional ambitions and aspirations. Their services range from a simple execution only online service to bespoke discretionary investment management including retirement planning.

They are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and developing a diverse workforce, inclusive of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. If you have requirements in relation to accessibility or mobility during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will do our best to make suitable adjustments.

If you’re interested in this role, send across your CV and a member of our team will be in touch!