Risk Manager

Competitive Salary + bens + bonus
23 Jan 2019
15 Feb 2019
Hiscox Group
Job Type
Risk, Risk Management
Employer Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Group Risk team:

The Risk team is a Group central function responsible for facilitating the implementation, delivery and oversight of Hiscox’s Risk Management Framework. As a second line function, the Risk team balances its role of supporting the business with its responsibility to provide credible, effective challenge.

The role

This multi-faceted role offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced risk professional. The successful candidate will support the Group’s central Risk Team in coordinating and carrying out risk management activities spanning across various geographical business units and legal entities, with frequent exposure to key internal and external stakeholders.

As a Risk Manager you will report directly to the Group Head of Risk.

What you’ll be doing as a Risk Manager:

  • Provide support to the Group Risk Function in delivering its objectives.

  • Support the analysis of reported risk events and consider how external datasets can be used to help inform internal analysis.

  • Assist with the preparation of papers and documents to be discussed at Board level and Executive level Risk Committees.

  • Support the production of the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) reports across the Group.

  • Support the Risk Function in managing and embedding: the Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) process; Group risk policies; the Risk and Control Register (RCR); Internal Controls Framework (ICF); and Critical Risk Tracker.

  • Contribute to business second line challenge through involvement in programmes, stakeholder meetings and specific risk reviews.

  • Take a role in the delivery of regulatory requirements including submissions to a range of regulators of the Hiscox group

Person specification
  • Over 3 years’ prior experience of Enterprise Risk Management or a focused risk area (e.g. Operational risk, Credit risk, etc.). Risk experience through insurance audit, compliance or consultancy roles will be considered.

  • Knowledge of key risk types as applicable to retail / commercial (re)insurance.

  • Experience dealing with regulatory requirements and related reporting.

  • Motivate and collaborate: leverage strong interpersonal skills to interact with, influence and encourage risk owners and business stakeholders to positively respond to questions, inquiries and requests for information; also, be genuinely open to receiving and integrating feedback.

  • Pragmatic approach which keeps sight of ‘big picture’ over details.

  • Strong ability to work on several projects at once.

  • Comfortable adapting to changing priorities within a very fast paced environment.

  • Able to put forward constructive challenge to senior colleagues in a confident, credible, collaborative and non-contentious manner.

About Hiscox

As an international specialist insurer we are far removed from the world of mass market insurance products. Instead we are selective and focus on our key areas of expertise and strength - all of which is underpinned by a culture that encourages us to challenge convention and always look for a better way of doing things.

We insure the unique and the interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.

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