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Stress Testing Senior Manager

Yorkshire Building Society
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Up to £100,000 + Bonus & Benefits
Closing date
25 May 2024

Job Details

As our Stress Testing Senior Manager, you’ll have the unique opportunity to shape and grow the Society’s stress testing team and capabilities at a time of pivotal growth and development for the Society.

This role will lead the creation of the Society’s first bespoke Stress Testing team. You will be responsible for the Society’s BAU stress testing processes (including those that support the Society’s planning/forecasting and Pillar 2B section of the ICAAP), as well as leading the development of the skills, capabilities and infrastructures that will make sure we have a stress testing capability that is fit for the future.

You’ll need to be a competent, supportive, and empowering leader who is ready to work with stakeholders and your team to do what’s right for the Society. You will act as a thought leader, providing the Society with comprehensive and timely outputs and analysis, as well as the assurance that the Society is adequately resourced to survive a variety of stresses.

About the role

  • Lead the stress testing management function including owning the Society’s stress testing framework and associated processes, policies and controls
  • Ensure that the Society has the stress testing capability of a Category 1 firm (including ACS and BES) This will include defining, developer and delivering the priorities and plans for the team
  • Be accountable for the Society having appropriates processes, controls and capabilities to support robust stress testing
  • Engage key stakeholders such as the Board, Group Risk Committee, Executive Risk Committee, and ALCO you’ll ensure stress tests are being appropriately utilised in strategic decision making
  • Own all aspects of the Society’s end-to-end stress testing processes

About you

  • Expert knowledge of stress testing within a banking institution
  • Strong understanding of the Bank of England’s stress testing regime, including the Annual Concurrent Stress test (ACS) and Biennial Exploratory Scenarios (BES)
  • Excellent understanding of efficient process and control embedding and management
  • Knowledge of the broader Balance Sheet Management discipline including, capital, market and liquidity risk management

About us

At YBS we don’t have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.
  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.
  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.
  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.
  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts.

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Taz by clicking Apply and completing the process on the YBS site.

Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date.


One of the UK’s largest building societies, we offer all kinds of career routes from IT and Strategy to customer service roles in our contact centre and branches.

For over 150 years, we’ve provided real help with real life. For us, as a building society, it means helping people to have a place to call home, helping them towards greater financial wellbeing, and creating long-term value for our members.

Here, you’ll be more than a number. You’ll enjoy real responsibility and accountability. You’ll be trusted to do the right thing for our members and make a real difference to their lives.

An inclusive team, we’ll welcome you whatever stage you’re at in your career journey. We’ll be with you for the long-term, providing life friendly policies and rewards designed to support you at the different stages of your life.

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