Risk and Compliance Manager – Role Profile

Role Profile
Job Title:
Risk and Compliance Manager
Reporting to:
Director of Financial Services
Role Purpose
To ensure that risk management and awareness is effectively embedded in the strategic and
operational management of the business, and ensuring that the supporting control and review
processes are in place and effective, for example by tracking and measuring key risks and
implementing robust management or mitigation measures and developing effective assurance
To provide assurance to the Leadership Team and the Board of the effectiveness of these measures,
and proactively supporting the delivery of company objectives through the delivery of a wellplanned risk and compliance strategy that minimizes threats and capitalizes on business
Key Accountabilities
Work closely with the Leadership Team (LT) to continually update the Risk Management
Strategy and lead business-wide implementation.
Develop risk management guidance documents, providing training in relation to these across
the organisation.
To continue with the development of the Risk Mapping process, ensuring that all risks are
identified, responded to, monitored and managed across the organisation.
Monitor the external environment and provide updates on emerging risks to the LT, utilising
the processes already developed for ensuring this takes place.
Support Directors and Managers in devising action plans arising from the risk management
and internal control processes, ensuring clear links to operational plans.
Update risk maps at corporate level and provide to LT, the Audit Committee and the Board,
together with an assessment of the adequacy of controls and other mitigations.
Work with Directors and Managers to evaluate residual risks against the company’s agreed
appetite for risk and address any exposures.
Ensure Catalyst’s control environment is effective and embed risk management governance
and culture throughout the organisation.
Manage the Internal Audit process for Catalyst, agree rolling plans and audit scopes and
ensure agreed management actions are planned and implemented.
To continue with the development of the Internal Controls Self-Assessment framework,
manage the peer reviews and ensure risk responses agreed are implemented.
Monitor the regulatory environment relating to risk management and make
recommendations for changes accordingly.
To participate in the business planning process by reviewing the risk map in the light of
changed business objectives and/or strategies or updated business plans.
Develop and deliver risk training to staff and board members as appropriate.
Skills and Knowledge
Knowledge and experience of financial, operational, compliance and business risk and the
management of it.
Commercially aware and astute.
Experience of dealing with specialists working in high risk areas.
Able to work with complex information and detail whilst retaining focus on the wider
Knowledge and experience of all relevant legislative, regulatory and compliance areas which
Catalyst must comply with.
Relationship Management
Exceptional team player, self-motivated and driven.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to influence and
persuade at multiple levels across the business.
Interacts mostly with senior management and at board level.
Highly developed influencing and persuasion skills.
Solutions orientated and customer focussed.
Highly organised and able to work under pressure.
This role is subject to a Basic DBS check
Formal Education & Certification
University degree and/or equivalent work experience.
Relevant professional qualifications are preferred, for example professional accreditations
within Finance, Auditing and/or quality/risk management.
All employees are responsible for their own Health & Safety and for ensuring a safe working
environment for colleagues.