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Risk Specialist

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Our client, a reputable financial services provider is currently seeking an individual to assume the role of Risk Specialist. The successful incumbent will be responsible for actively participating in the management of risk strategies, risk appetites as well as strategic, business and new regulatory risks across the organisation.


  • Co-ordinate organisations risk strategy and the alignment between risk strategy, risk appetite and business plans/objectives (as submitted by different Clusters) to ensure effective risk management and regulatory considerations are embedded in the business strategy and planning process.
  • Manage the Performance (Risk vs Return).
  • Report on the overall status and effectiveness of the risk appetite of the group as well as the risk and internal control framework of the Group.
  • Report on work performed and outcomes to governance structures and contribute to internal (ICAAP) and external (Pillar III and Integrated Report) reporting.
  • Coordinate and drive a strong strategic approach to risk management.
  • Independently inform strategy and business decisions (directly/indirectly) by managing the consolidation, analysis, interpretation and making of recommendations based on findings from various projects and benchmarking.
  • Provide insights regarding trends and the impact of the external environment (including regulation) with the objective of informing business strategy and policy.
  • Consolidate and report on the group’s concentrations (i.e. 3rd party vendors and service providers), including trend analysis, current and emerging risk profiles, additional metrics as developed.
  • Provide leadership and co-ordination between the Group Risk functions and clusters through the effective integration into the Business Clusters.
  • Build trusting relationships with all stakeholders (Board, Exco, Cluster Risk Officers, regulators, analysts, industry bodies) by being a value driven leader and strategic business partner.


  • Relevant BCom degree
  • At least three years’ experience in strategy formulation and execution
  • Group Risk Experience non-negotiable
  • Experience in stakeholder management
  • Banking or consulting experience

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North