Business Continuity Operational Resilience Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands, West Midlands, England

Posted:74 days ago
Sector:Financial Services
Location:Birmingham, West Midlands, West Midlands, England
Job Ref:BH-36757
Job Type:Contract
Salary:£700 - £800 per day
Expiry date:6/5/2023
Contact: Jake Williams
Contact Email:
Freelance Business Continuity Operational Resilience Manager- Remote from United Kingdom - Inside IR35 £700-800 Per day 

Contract details
Duration: Initial contract 6 months 
Start: April or May
Rate: Inside IR35 £700-800 Per day depending on experience
Project language: English
Location: Remote from the UK

Role Purpose The Global Business Continuity and Incident Management (BCIM) function is a core pillar of the Bank’s Operational Resilience strategy. Through the facilitation and the completion of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) for each Important Business Service (IBS), this role will support the Business Service Owners (BSOs) to identify vulnerabilities in the recovery of their IBS. The creation of the IBS Business Continuity and Incident Management Plan (BC&IM Plan) will identify and document appropriate business continuity responses to mitigate the impact of these vulnerabilities. These responses will be exercised through a series of annual IBS tests.

Key Competencies
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking that drives deep understanding and the ability to break down complex issues and apply analytical techniques to drive intelligence-led insights.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills; ability to communicate complex issues in simple and effective way that supports effective decision-making and influences outcomes.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and transcend organisation boundaries to achieve results.
  • Proactive, with strong intellectual curiosity that drives a proactive continuous improvement mindset.

Knowledge and Experience
The following knowledge & experience are considered vital to this role:
  • A strong understanding and proven experience in the following:
    • Operational Resilience and/or Business Continuity
    • Scenario Testing
The following are highly desirable:
  • A high-level understanding of the regulatory priorities for operational resilience, the broader landscape and the challenges for firms with a global footprint.
  • Very strong influencing skills and the ability to offer constructive challenge to business heads in relation to Business Continuity and Resilience Strategies.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to facilitate understanding at all levels of the organisation.
  • Strong analytical skills – ability to interrogate complex information, including mapping documentation.
  • Resilient and adaptable individual with ability to overcome obstacles and resistance.
  • Significant operational experience gained in the financial services industry including experience of people and process management.
  • Project management skills and experience is preferred along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Holder of a professional Business Continuity/ Operational Resilience qualification (e.g. Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI)).

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