Summary of the job roleThe Role Shawbrook is a specialist UK lending and savings bank founded in 2011 to serve the needs of SMEs and individuals in the UK with a range of lending and savings products. We differentiate ourselves by concentrating on markets where our specialist knowledge and personalised approach to underwriting offer us a competitive advantage. This supports attractive stable returns and sustainable growth and also benefits businesses and consumers in parts of the market which continue to be poorly served by traditional high street banks. Fundamental to our success is a relationship focus which puts the interests of our customers and business partners at the heart of everything we do, built on a culture which stresses the use of our experience and judgement to make decisions that balance risk, return and customer need. We are looking for an Assistant Risk Manager to join our Commercial Property team based in Brentwood. This is a high profile role that will give the successful incumbent exposure to C-level stakeholders across divisions. Responsibilities To support the development, embedding and maintenance of the 1st line Risk Management Framework and Governance within Commercial Property (CP). To support the effective and efficient Risk Management architecture, governance and operating framework which supports the business objectives whilst maintaining the required risk standards. This includes coordinating and organising Divisional Risk and Impairment Committee meetings; assembling and distributing agendas; preparing minutes and action points of the meetings and reviewing Terms of Reference. Maintain the risk calendar and an up to date consolidated register of action points. Monitor the progress and completion of actions by due dates and follow-up on overdue actions. To source subject matter expert knowledge to support the development of systems, processes and procedures to deliver an efficient and effective risk operation. To assist with managing a suite of policies, procedures and processes documentation to comply with all internal and external regulations. Contribute to the development of Risk Policies, Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures. To be responsible for the effective operation of the Divisional Risk and Impairment Committees and contributions to the Group and Board Risk Committees. Provide support, education and training to Commercial Property staff on Risk Management Framework related issues. Contribute to the preparation of submissions to Divisional and Group Committees and forums. Responsibility for overseeing and managing 2nd and 3rd Line QA reviews, including some remediation activity. Ad hoc risk related project work and activities as required. The Person Relevant University degree preferred, paired with a minimum of 6 months lending/mortgage experience from within a financial services organisation Minimum 3 x A-Level passes and 5 x GCSE (or equivalent) passes including Maths and English. A knowledge of Credit Risk Management principles, frameworks, tools and techniques. Good working knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) A professional and well-presented self-starter requiring little supervision. Excellent customer service, presentation and negotiation skills with both internal and external parties. Superior written and oral communication skills. Strong influencing and assertiveness skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of management, regulators, third parties and committees. Accuracy and strong attention to detail is essential.