Job Details

Job ID
Job Title
First Line Control - Technology and Change Lead
Position Type
Business Brand
PF Group First Line Control
Bradford / London
Competitive + Bonus
About Us
About Us:

Established in 1880, PFG is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. We are a FTSE 250 company that provide a portfolio of credit products designed to meet the particular needs of those who are not well serviced by mainstream lenders.
About the Role
About the Role:

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Group as Group First Line Control Tech and Change Lead. You will be primarily responsible for carrying out key controls testing in line with our methodology. Stakeholder interaction will be high thus giving you great exposure and opportunity to promote your profile. The Technology and Change function is going through an exciting period of transformation and it is expected that you will help contribute to support the improvement and optimisation of the control environment to ensure key risks are mitigated effectively.

Key Responsibilities
  • Determining and documenting the testing approach for Technology and Change key controls in line with methodology
  • Carrying out Technology and Change key control testing in line with testing approach
  • Documenting key control testing results and findings in line with the methodology
  • Managing the day-to-day interface with relevant Technology function contacts
  • Following up outstanding control implementation evidence where required
  • Evaluating whether key controls are designed and operating effectively
  • Discussing and agreeing findings with Group First Line Control management
  • Ensuring that key controls testing and documentation is performed to a good standard, in line with the methodology, and that conclusions and assessments are accurate and robust
  • Advising Technology and Change functions on requisite remediating actions and control improvements, based on control testing results, where required
Skills and Experience
About You:

We would like you to have skills and experience in some of the following:
  • Solid experience auditing/ testing IT and Change controls
  • Technology controls implementation and improvement experience
  • Knowledge of IT Risk methodologies
  • Excellent relationship management and influencing skills with the ability to balance assertiveness with need to build and maintain internal relationships
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Broad based Financial Services and banking experience
  • Resilient – able to manage disagreement and find ways to reach an agreed position
  • Self-starter with high degree of self sufficiency
  • Flexible and adaptable when plans change and when working with different stakeholders
  • Demonstrable understanding of the 3 lines of defence model

  • Exposure to large scale projects and business transformation initiatives
  • Experience auditing Cloud, Infrastructure and Security controls
  • Concentrates on what good looks like rather than what might go wrong
  • Embraces continuous learning and development
  • Commercially focused i.e. good understanding of business performance dynamics

The Benefits

The satisfaction of working for a successful and ethical business who are here to help people is a big benefit of joining us, but it is not the only one. We will invest in your development, giving you the support and training to become better and better at your job. We take the work/life balance seriously, with plenty of flexible working options. Working in a bright and refreshingly relaxed environment, you will find your opinions are valued and listened to.

On top of all this, we will give you a package including:
  • Competitive base salary and rewards
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement (increasing with length of service)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Extensive opportunities for personal and career development
  • Flexible and dynamic working policies

Inclusion & Diversity Statement

We know that by having a better, more inclusive culture and a diverse group of colleagues, we can support our customers and each other in the best way possible. We also believe this goes a long way to helping us live our purpose and defines why we are here in the first place: to help put people on a path to a better everyday life.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we want people to join us no matter how they identify, their sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

We want to attract and retain the best people. So, we make sure that, if people need it, they are given all the extra support and reasonable adjustments to take part in any part of our application or interview process. We have also got lots of colleagues who choose to work flexibly, so please feel free to talk to us about how you prefer to work at any time.

We think that if you can Be Yourself in the workplace, you will do your best work and enjoy being part of the team and as a business we get to benefit from that and to celebrate all the wonderful things that diversity brings.