Senior Risk Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Belfast Northern Ireland GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • RBS
  • 20 Aug 18 2018-08-20

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The Business
Join us in Edinburgh, Belfast or Manchester as a Senior Risk Analyst

  • If you're highly motivated and analytically minded, join us in Risk Scenario Modelling as a Senior Risk Analyst
  • We develop and maintain the bank's Credit Risk Stress Testing and IFRS9 models which are used within external and internal stress testing exercises, regulatory capital usage analysis and impairment provisioning exercises
  • You'll be aligned to either our retail or commercial and wholesale portfolio
  • You'll be well positioned to raise your profile, with the chance to collaborate with highly skilled colleagues across the risk community
  • We offer a range of flexible working options that help to shape where, when and how you work - and strike a balance between your personal and professional life

What you'll do

Sitting within Financial Risk & Analytics, the Risk Scenario Modelling team is responsible for stress testing and IFRS9 modelling, analytics and innovation across the retail and wholesale portfolios.

You'll be drawing on your strong analytical skills to take forward the design, development and implementation of analytical and modelling projects. This will involve strong engagement with our key stakeholders to make sure that the support we provide meets the requirements of the business.

Day-to-day, you'll be:
  • Scoping, designing, building and maintaining stress testing and IFRS9 models for retail and wholesale portfolios
  • Supporting the management of on-going analytics projects
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the effective delivery of projects
  • Working on the implementation and post-implementation review of final models

The skills you'll need

To join us in this role you'll need experience of risk systems, methodologies and processes in a retail or wholesale banking environment. You'll be degree qualified in a numerate discipline, and will have experience of data driven analysis, with some experience of statistical or mathematical modelling.

We'll also be looking for you to demonstrate:
  • Experience using SAS, SQL, Python or other relevant programming languages, ideally on large datasets in a mainframe or server environment
  • The proven ability to plan and organise your own workload to deliver in a challenging environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, with an understanding of how spreadsheets and data packages can be used to analyse numerical data
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to discuss complex analytical ideas with non-technical colleagues in a meaningful way
  • The ability to identify issues and trends from data and create analytical solutions

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus 25% cash and benefit funding programme that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we'll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more .

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you'll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit check, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.