IT Risk Manager, Operational Risk, Dublin

Date: 14-Jul-2022

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role Title: IT Risk Manager, Operational Risk


Location: Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 


This role is being offered on a permanent full-time basis.


Who you are:

You have the leadership and technical skills required to support a high performing team of risk specialists. You have exceptional influencing skills and a track record of successful collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and have experience implementing change.


As an I.T. Risk SME, you will support an integrated team which designs and implements comprehensive policies, and provides oversight, monitoring and reporting.


Your next Challenge:

You will play a significant role in setting the risk tone and culture across the group and will support the – I.T. Risk team and influence stakeholders to identify, measure and monitor existing and emerging risks.


You will be responsible for ensuring that the key risks in your area of responsibility are assessed and reported in order to increase transparency and support proactive management & mitigation of these operational risks. You have the experience, background and skills to be forward looking in helping AIB to achieve growth while maintaining an optimal risk profile. 


You will communicate trends, recommendations and issues at a strategic and operational level to senior fora and lead Operational Risk’s engagement with internal and external parties for the risks in your area of responsibility. As I.T. Risk Manager you will also be responsible for contributing to the delivery of the overall objectives of the Operational Risk department.


Key accountabilities for the role:


Frameworks and Policies

  • Develop and monitor the implementation of all relevant second line Frameworks & Policies in relation to I.T. Risk.
  • Review the effectiveness of relevant risk management Frameworks, Policies, Systems, Processes and Tools on an annual basis and executing the communication and embedding of these effectively in the First Line.
  • Ensure the above Frameworks and Tools facilitate the timely risk identification, assessment, mitigation, monitoring and reporting of I.T. Risk.
  • Ensure that the IT Risk priorities are delivered in accordance with Risk Appetite.
  • Provide insight into and create resolutions and / or policies to existing and emerging risks.


Oversight, Monitoring & Assurance

  • Effectively challenge and influence business behaviours and risk culture, highlighting issues and articulating outcomes
  • Provide insightful analysis and interpretation of risks to the First and Second Line based on a thorough technical understanding of the Operational Risk Management Framework (ORMF), robust and relevant knowledge of the business with which you partner and a deep and broad external market view on risk theories and current best practices
  • Support the team in terms of providing 2LOD challenge and oversight of the risk identification and assessment processes conducted by the First Line, on a risk based approach.
  • Co-ordinating with the Head of Op Risk RCA & Events to provide SME input to review and challenge Risk and Control Assessments completed and submitted by the First Line Business functions to ensure they meet appropriate quality standards (as stipulated in the relevant Frameworks & Policies).
  • Oversee the development of a reporting suite and summary dashboards which facilitate the timely and meaningful oversight and monitoring of I.T. risk at a group level and by business unit for internal and external purposes.
  • Complete root cause analysis of significant I.T. risk related operational risk events.



  • Maintain highly effective and influential relationships at Business Leader level and below, to ensure that the Operational Risk environment and Risk Culture for the group is improving.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of key business portfolios and emerging trends/risks developing in the financial services industry.
  • Anticipate and prepare for emerging regulatory developments.
  • Through industry groups influence the development of regulatory requirements for I.T. risk.
  • Represent the SMT at group and business level governance forums relevant to your risk areas.


Who are we?

We’re AIB. A strong Irish bank packed with purpose - to back our customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions. That goes for our employees too. We’re made of small teams where you have the chance to shine.


Why join us?

We are excited about how we have changed our focus. We want to be at the heart of our customers’ financial lives by giving them an exceptional experience. We are building a culture that breaks the conventions of what our customers and employees expect of a bank.


Does this sound like something that you want to be part of?


You will need to show us that you can/have:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in financial services, including c.5 years in a control function, risk function or internal audit and a 3rd level qualification or equivalent.
  • An experienced leader and a proven I.T. risk specialist, with knowledge of I.T. risk assessment and controls management, including an understanding of industry frameworks.
  • Proven experience building and leading a team of risk experts and experience interacting and delivering on Regulatory reviews.
  • Effective relationship management, communication and influencing skills both written and verbal at senior levels.
  • Have a proven understanding and demonstrable experience of financial services industry products and regulations at a senior level.


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