Job Details

Job ID
Job Title
Group Head of IT Risk & Compliance
Position Type
Business Brand
PF Chief Risk Officer
Salary Negotiable + benefits
About Us
We are Provident Financial Group or, as we're more generally known, PFG. We're a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange; a specialist lender for the 12 million UK adults not served by mainstream credit companies.

Through our businesses '“ Vanquis, Moneybarn, Provident and Satsuma '“ we serve 2.3 million people through credit cards, vehicle finance and personal loans. We employ 4,865 colleagues across the UK who deliver our products and serve our customers from a network of branches, call centres and central offices.

Established in 1880, we've not only retained but continue to build on our founding values. We aim to put people on a path to a better everyday life by making sure our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We lend responsibly and act responsibly by making affordability a key part of our decisioning, so customers are better able to manage their loans and their repayments.
About the Role
Provident Financial is the market leader in a large market, where there are clear opportunities to grow customers, market share, product, distribution, and move into new market segments. Our Group functions set the strategy for how we serve our customers with the products and services they need whilst driving sustainable growth.

Our Group Risk Office provides the governance and oversight to ensure that adherence to regulatory best practice and putting the customer at the forefront are fundamental to our future strategies. In this newly created role reporting to our Group CRO '“ and closely with our Group CIO '“ you will hold the following responsibilities;
  • Partner Divisional CIOs and their management team to provide Risk and Controls consultancy, advice and guidance.
  • Accountable for the deployment of the Operational Risk Management Framework
  • Responsible for identifying emerging risks and threats and deficiencies with deployed key controls
  • Provide Guidance on control environment, form risk assessments, provide advice on remediation plans
  • Implement robust governance in relation to IT risk and controls, ensuring all stakeholders have visibility of key risks and remediation activity
  • Work with Technology to design and deploy key controls, key control indicators, evidence requirements and tools to ensure control effectiveness
  • Engage the key stakeholders to promote positive behaviour and actively manage risk
  • Work closely with Technology to develop and monitor risk remediation program activities and actions to ensure delivery within acceptable timelines
Skills and Experience
The skills and experience you will have:

This is a newly created and high-profile role which comes at a pivotal time for Provident Financial Group. You’ll benefit from variety and intellectually interesting challenges as we look to build new platforms and services that meet the needs of our customers.

Playing a core role in this transformation will see you interacting regularly with Senior Management and communicating your recommendations and strategies with gravitas and impact.

To be considered the following experience is required;
  • Proven experience gained within an IT Risk Management role (including Risk Consultancy or IT Audit) within Financial Services industry
  • Experience in IT control testing and assurance, i.e IT audit, and ability to articulate control deficiencies and support control owners with control remediation efforts.
  • Interest or proven experience in Operational Resilience
  • Persistent, resilient, and resourceful; able to adapt to a complex and dynamic organisational environment
  • Communication - Ability to present complex issues confidently and concisely to Technology and HOST Senior Executives and other key stakeholders using non-technical easily understood language
  • Desirable to hold qualifications/certifications e.g. CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, COBIT or ITIL
Why choose a career with us?

Here at PFG, we like to let our employees know that we appreciate their hard work by offering competitive salaries and a range of reward schemes as well as regular performance management reviews and appraisals so that you can monitor your career progress. On top of that, here are some additional benefits:
  • Car allowance
  • Discretionary annual company bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension scheme with Company contributions up to 10.6%
  • Permanent Health Insurance of 75%
  • Colleague Perks at Work recognition schemes
  • 25 days annual holiday in addition to bank holidays