Senior Risk Manager ,Credit Risk Stress Testing - Milton Keynes Senior Risk Manager ,Credit Risk Stress Testing -  …

in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Turn big plans for your career into action We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Risk Manager - Credit Risk Stress Testing to join our team in Milton Keynes.

Within the Santander UK Risk Division, the Provisions, Forecasting & Stress Testing team is responsible for estimating credit loss reserves and for forecasting future credit losses over a range of different scenarios and time horizons.

We're passionate about helping people and businesses prosper and we strive to be simple, personal and fair in everything we do. That's why we've built a culture of respect, where everyone is empowered to keep their promises and go above-and-beyond for our customers, colleagues and the communities we serve.

As a Senior Risk Manager - Credit Risk Stress Testing your main responsibilities will be

  • Responsible for estimating credit losses and credit risk capital requirements for internal and regulatory stress testing exercises.
  • Leading a team of analysts and responsible for planning for the successful delivery of each stress test exercise, engaging with senior stakeholders about the results including where necessary the need for judgmental overlays to models.
  • Expected to develop a good understanding of the regulatory requirements of stress testing and stress testing methodologies.
  • Sets the overall strategic direction and objectives for team to follow and Initiates projects / oversees delivery.
  • Engage in cross functional working groups to ensure stress testing exercises are successful, ensuring that we plan effectively, we identify key intra and cross team dependencies, we deliver against our deadlines and escalate issues promptly when they arise.
  • Operate and develop processes and controls to ensure the credit stress testing process is robust, well documented and meets regulatory expectations.
  • Manage the relationship with the group stress testing team to ensure we deliver on their expectations.

Minimum skills and experience required

  • Track record of successful delivery in a statistical analysis role of similar complexity and level, preferably within a credit risk function.
  • Expert level SAS programming skills.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of retail banking credit risk.
  • Experience of successfully managing and delivering through a team of analysts.
  • An understanding of retail bank IFRS9 loss reserve methodologies and relevant accounting standards would be advantageous.

Rewarding you

Salary is Competitive

For your commitment and success, Santander offers a competitive basic salary with a distinct career development opportunity. In addition to your salary and bonus, we offer you a benefits package that's flexible and allows you to be in control, as well as all the policies, tools and guidance to support you.

Other Santander benefits include:

  • Pension with generous contributions from Santander
  • 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year
  • £6,000 car allowance per year
  • Company funded Individual Private medical Insurance
  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as Private medical insurance for your family, Dental insurance, Healthcare Cash Plan and Health assessments
  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays and much more
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as voluntary Life assurance and Critical illness
  • Access to an All Employee car scheme
  • Excellent employee recognition schemes, be recognised for demonstrating great behaviours
  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our Sharesave and Partnership shares plans
  • Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships


Milton Keynes

You'll be based in one of our biggest offices in the UK, right in the heart of Milton Keynes, home to a range of key functions including Marketing, Finance and Risk and conveniently located only a short walking distance from Milton Keynes Central rail station and Shopping Centre. Offering an onsite gym, restaurant, coffee shop and banking facilities, the atmosphere is a vibrant one with plenty of opportunities to socialise and get involved in local community and charity work.

Why Santander?

We'll give you more than a job, we'll give you a purpose - to help people and businesses prosper.

Our aim is to be the best bank for our people, customers, shareholders and communities and we're making it happen by focusing on the behaviours that bring everyone together. By bringing passion, talking straight, embracing change, showing respect, speaking up, keeping promises, giving support, truly listening and actively collaborating, we believe we can really make a difference.

We've created an environment where we always put people first, that's why we offer flexible work options to help you do your job in a way that suits you. Whatever your unique ambitions, you'll have plenty of room to grow, with tailored training and development opportunities and a wide range of benefits designed to suit your lifestyle. What's more, we'll also support you in making a difference through our volunteering and fundraising schemes. Our commitment to our people hasn't gone unnoticed and we've been listed as one of Britain's Top Employers by the Top Employers Institute since 2012.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Santander are an equal opportunities employer who are simple, personal and fair in everything we do. For more information on our commitment to equal opportunities, please visit our diversity page here