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Head of Technology Risk

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Full time

With over 10,000 employees and nearly 10 million customers, that’s a lot of information to keep safe. We have a huge range of technologies available, as well as the opportunity to work with a range of cross-functional experts in a fast paced and an ever changing environment.

Working in our team might not be exactly like it is in action movies, there’s definitely no high-suspense sound track, but we do protect the business from the bad guys.

We have multiple opportunities to work together to develop our specialist skills, this is a place where exceptional people can excel and support others to do the same.

No insurance experience? No problem. Our strategy calls for a range of knowledge whether you've worked in small or large companies, agile or cross-functional teams, from supply partners or business teams - to deliver all aspects of the project lifecycle.

If you've adopted and championed new ways of working have a deep desire to succeed and are self-motivated with urgency to get things done, you're certain to become part of our business-critical expertise within an energetic team in one of our Bromley based functions.

Head of Technology Risk

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Technology Risk to join Direct Line Group, a market leading insurer based in Bromley.  We’re just 15 mins from Victoria!

Intro to the function and detail on the department and how this fits within TS.

Some key focuses will be;

  • Accountable for the DLG Technology Risk framework covering Cyber, Technology Resilience and Data Management governance, risk and assurance objectives ensuring that IT and Cyber risk management is comprehensive and aligned to the DLG business strategy and risk appetite.
  • Develop strategic department-wide solutions, polices, standards and forward planning to keep up with industry standards and best practice, devising methods to identify key IT and Cyber risks that may impact DLG operations, change and the delivery of the DLG business strategy or present a threat to DLG risk appetite.
  • Drive collaboration across operational teams and change programmes to ensure the appropriate technical capacity and capability is in place making recommendations on design and build of robust risk management solutions and controls to enable to delivery of the DLG business strategy.  Recommendations should consider DLG risk appetite, commercial considerations and future agility of business operations.
  • Drive audit and testing assurance programmes to ensure DLG IT and Cyber controls are compliant with FCA and PRA requirements as well internal standards and policies, providing a holistic view of capability across key thematic areas of DLG IT and Cyber control environment.
  • Accountable for first line risk and assurance governance objectives, ensuring accurate management information and reporting through to Exco, Board and DLG Risk Committees to enable decisions that influence DLG’s risk appetite position and ability to deliver the DLG business strategy.
  • Provide management and leadership of the DLG Technology Risk function and wider ISRA function, supporting operational teams and business stakeholders.

    Essential Skills

  • Proven experience in managing and delivering governance, risk and assurance initiatives.
  • A working knowledge of IT and Cyber risk frameworks, standards and assessment methodologies.
  • Experience in a highly regulated business environment, ideally gained in the financial services industry.

    Desirable Skills

  • Experience of/in large transformation and business change programmes.

    This position may be suited for someone who has worked within the following roles: Head of Technology Risk

    At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking – after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.

    Across our diverse brands – including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag – change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way.

    Join us and help us transform the industry we lead.

Life at Direct Line Group

Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub (https://directlinegroupcareers.career-inspiration.com/app/home/) to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.