IT Risk and Control Tester / Assessor, Open to flexibility

Location
London, South West England, Central Scotland
Salary
£46,636 - £67,063 per annum + Flex, Car
Posted
13 Sep 2018
Closes
27 Sep 2018
Ref
625271
Contact
Lloyds Banking Group
Role
Banking, IT
Contract Type
Permanent

IT Risk and Control Tester / Assessor, Open to flexibility

Lloyds Banking Group is the largest provider of digital banking products in the UK. Around 3.5 million products are opened online per year through our relationship brands: Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland. As a Group, we are choosing to differentiate ourselves through prioritizing customer needs and improving how we serve our customers.

Group Transformation's Risk team is an innovative and rapidly evolving area within the bank and as such offers a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to contribute to the future of Digital Banking across all of our brands. Group Transformation is constantly evolving, developing new ways of working to transform the digital capability of the Group.

A key part of how we keep the Group safe is by embedding a strong risk and control culture across the business. The IT Business Unit Control Function (BUCF) supports IT colleagues in the identification and management of risks, controls and issues, ensuring that IT is compliant with Group Policies, Regulatory Standards and maintains control of its business in an effective manner.

The world is constantly changing and organisations have to adapt and respond to new risks and heightened regulatory interest in areas such as IT Resilience, Cyber Security, Codes of Conduct etc.

As a function we are undergoing a period of significant change, transforming our capabilities to support the Bank, now and in the future. An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen within the function for an IT Risk and Control Tester Initiative Lead, where the successful individual will play a key role in evaluating the IT residual risk position through targeted evaluation of IT risks and controls. The role of IT Control Tester Initiative Lead will require you to lead the e2e delivery of Control Assurance initiatives, contribute towards the delivery of a complex portfolio of control testing and assessment activities to provide reliable and independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the IT control framework. These controls span themes such as Disaster Recovery, Information Security and Change and Project Management to name but a few.

We require high-performing individuals with the drive, experience, stakeholder management skills and vision to help deliver our current services and help us develop these further. In return we offer a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic team with prospects to really develop your capabilities and career.

The position can be based in any of our major business hubs where stakeholders are located - London, Bristol, Manchester, Halifax or Edinburgh - so we're flexible on location.

In this position, you'll:

  • Manage and undertake independent control testing and assessment activities, addressing issues highlighted and helping to enhance the control framework and control design.
  • Provide guidance and support to junior IT Control Tester colleagues, and review their testing findings as required, to develop their delivery capabilities and support creation of a high-performing team.
  • Maintain up to date awareness of relevant regulatory and statutory environment, and technical risk and control matters.
  • Challenge the IT business to maintain a strong control environment and culture.

You'll need to have:

  • A qualification in one or more of the following: CISA, CISSP, ITIL or equivalent.
  • Practical experience of working in technology risk and control.
  • Strong technical abilities in formal audit/assurance methodologies, control testing and assessment, combined with strong business acumen and business analysis skills.
  • Proven knowledge and skills in process mapping, control gap identification and test script preparation.
  • Ability to problem-solve, think creatively, challenge the status quo and manage ambiguity.
  • Experience of building and managing effective relationships with senior stakeholders, with demonstrable influencing skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate technical detail in risk / assurance language, along with extensive report writing experience.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with professionals / stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven ability to apply insights to ensure up/downstream impacts of testing findings are considered
  • Ability to take a holistic view of control testing findings and suggest appropriate remediation strategies.

So, if you have the experience we're seeking then get in touch, we'd like to hear from you. In return, we're dedicated to giving you opportunities and support to develop you both professionally and personally and to optimise your potential.

We also support work/life balance friendly options such as occasional home-working and we're passionate about diversity in the workplace. As a new colleague of Lloyds Banking Group, you'll join us on our journey to build a 21st century bank that reflects modern Britain, and build an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel welcomed and valued.

Together we make it possible.

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