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Enterprise Risk Manager – Business Risk

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Risk and Clearance
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JR-2813 Requisition #

Job Purpose

 

The Risk Manager sits within the Global Risk and Compliance team and is a key advisor to the firm on Business-related Risks. This role holder is required to have day-to-day oversight of the Enterprise Risk Management Framework. 

 

The Risk Manager reports to the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer ("CR&CO") and works closely with various teams across the firm, including but not limited to the Head of International Compliance, Legal, Risk & Compliance teams, Information Security, and other colleagues within the risk space. 
 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

• Oversee the delivery of, and continually improve the Enterprise Risk Managemnt (ERM) Framework, including development and tracking of Risk Appetite and Key Risk Indicators.


• Draft and present regular risk reporting to management, up to and including the Executive Leadership Group and Audit & Risk Committee. 


• Conduct and oversee regular and on-going risk assessments in line with the Firm's Risk Management Framework, ensuring they are performed across all regions and in key functions. Evaluate risk levels and implications, work with regions and key functions to formulate action plans and track action items to mitigate key risks.


• Work with Global Programme Group to manage risk and compliance issues with projects across the network.  Act as the risk liasion for key projects, providing SME input from a risk perspective. 


• Remain abreast of best practice risk processes and prepare and deliver ad-hoc training and communications on risk management topics and trends. 


• Where required by the CRCO, oversee various incident reporting logs.


• Retain a solid knowledge of the operating environment for the firm, including an knowledge of the wider legal sector as well as developments at key comparable Firms and clients.


• As may be requested by the CRCO from time to time, compile and alayse data and information about the Firm, its practices and regulatory obligations.


• Act as a primary contact for the business where risk matters are concerned, escalating to CRCO and/or consulting other stakeholders as and when required.


• Maintain relationships across the network to ensure business and enterprise risks are regularly escalated to the team. 


• Drive the development and embedding of risk management activity into key processes as and when required by functional management.  


• Act as primary liaison with Internal Audit to oversee assurance activity and ensure integration between IA and ERM, including overseeing completion of Legal, Risk & Compliance audit findings. 


• Own supplier relationships with key risk suppliers. 


• Manage the development of the Risk team and acting as a point of escalation for the team as required. 


• Represent the firm in client audits and meetings, providing business risk or enterprise risk input as and when required. 


• Represent the Risk & Compliance function on committees, project boards and working groups as and when required,  keeping Risk & Compliance team members informed of developments and coordinating comments from the broader Risk & Compliance function.

 

Key Requirements

 

Experience: 


• Significant experience in a similar role.


• Delivery of ERM frameworks or similar in a professional services context.


• Demonstrable evidence of  developing teams.


• Risk management experience within a regulated environment.


• Knowledge of the legal sector preferred.

 

Skills:  


• Demonstrate  expert knowledge of risk practices and techniques.


• Ability to communicate and influence at all levels in the firm, building a consensus on course of action.


• Abilty to work on your own and lead where required.


• Broad knowledge of operations across all aspects of a professional services firm.


• Clear commercial awareness and ability to communicate risks in an insightful way that is appropriate for different audiences.


• Proficient in Office suite.


• Excellent presentation and communication skills.


• Excellent organisational skills.

 

Qualifications:  

 

• Degree level or equivalent.


• Professional qualification in Risk Management (e.g. IRM) would be beneficial.

 

 

About the Firm

 

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise.  The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. 

 

Alongside world-class legal careers, Clifford Chance offers excellent opportunities in the support functions that underpin its business operations. By joining us in business services, you will help us to innovate in the way we deliver our services and enable us to run a successful multinational business that never stands still.  Business services are integral to the running of the firm and are critical to its success. 
 

To find out more about what it is like to work in Clifford Chance in London or Newcastle, please visit https://careers.cliffordchance.com/uk/home.html

 

 

Equal Opportunities

 

It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds. 

 

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. 

 

The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. 

 

The Firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.

 

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