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Operational Risk Event Management

Location London or Chester
Salary Competitive + Discretionary Bonus + Benefits
Mergefield Title {Mergefield Value}

This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.


As the Incident Management Manager, you will be reporting directly into the Service and Incident Management Senior Manager.

This team will engage with the Service Management Team; who acts as the face and voice of the client internally within the operations, whilst also being the voice of operations to the Front Office, and the Data Control Team; who have been designed to build on our foundation to significantly improve the service we offer our clients to achieve more as an Operations Team.

As Manager, you will be responsible for managing the Incident Management Team, which involves direct line management.

You will be responsible for supporting the oversight of the Incident Management Framework for Operations and proactively supporting the resolution of Operations related Risk Events. As well as actively promoting the Data Control role.



  • Review and triage Ops Risk Events to ensure level of information detailed is sufficient for the Risk Event raised.
  • Monitor and challenge Risk Events SLAs.
  • Support the co-ordination of Risk Event resolutions where it requires multiple teams input.
  • Collaboratively work alongside the Service Management Team to identify/support root cause analysis and remediation of issues, incidents and escalation.
  • Support and monitor Service Improvement Plans for delivery and effectiveness.
  • Support Ops Service Managers with accurately recording and monitoring their RCSA and challenging their RAG ratings based on Service and Incident events raised.
  • Challenge whether a strong culture of risk management is embedded across the Operations Team, aligned with Purpose, Vision and Values of the Company.
  • Produce Incident Management Dashboards.
  • Support Risk Event handling training to Ops.
  • Hold regular meetings with Stakeholders to discuss Incident Management SLAs/KPIs, trends and queries.
  • Alongside the Service Management Team, support the definition and delivery of projects into operations that improve the service and incident management outcomes. 
  • Engage with Data Control, IT, and FOS, where necessary, to support the resolution of Ops related Risk Events.          
  • Provide insight and MI to the Process Improvement Forum of any significant Incident related items.
  • Alongside the Service Management Team, support the service owners with their establishment of Service Management standards within Operations, driving forward best practice.
  • Effectively manage, develop, and train the Incident Management Team.
  • Ensure that all processes used by the Incident Management Team are thoroughly documented, consistently audited, and regularly improved.
  • Ad hoc project/processes, as define by your line manager.
  • The role will require regular interaction with Front Office, Operations and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and compliance with regulatory framework relevant to the role, whilst practising effective risk management taking account of outcomes for clients.

Developing Our People: as a line manager, you will be responsible for increasing productivity and developing performance through coaching, mentoring and developing your team members. You will encourage your team to take responsibility for their own personal development and provide support through regular feedback.


  • Previous experience of operational processes in wealth manager or private client asset management.
  • Strong understanding of operational risk management
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Able to challenge current processes within the operations area and provide solutions and efficiencies.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, oral, informal, formal), including the ability to be influential and persuasive with key CBAM stakeholders.
  • Team player willing to respond to varied requests.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work unsupervised at times.
  • IOC Operational Risk unit would be beneficial


At Close Brothers we look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and are open to discuss flexible work options to help you balance your work and home life.

We appreciate that from time to time, recruitment agencies will have speculative CVs that they may wish to submit to our Talent Acquisition team in relation to a specific role.

To avoid any ambiguity around fees, please note that speculative CVs received by Close Brothers, that have not been authorised in advance, by us, will be ineligible for an agency fee. Thank you.

We are the Asset Management division of Close Brothers, a FTSE 250 leading UK merchant banking group. Our clients are professionals, business owners, individuals, families, and employers, who rely on our high-quality financial advice and investment services to preserve and grow their long-term savings and investments.

We are based throughout the UK, employing circa 800 people across 11 offices. Through our widespread geographic footprint, we are able to achieve strong, long-term relationships with our clients, by combining our understanding of the local regions we serve and face-to-face services.

 We know that outstanding individuals help drive our business forward, deliver exceptional service for our clients and continue to build Close Brothers’ long standing reputation as a leading merchant banking group.

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