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Risk Assessment Unit

Posted 13 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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As a Barclays Risk Assessment Unit Senior Manager, you will perform responsibilities associated with Markets Risk Assessment for new and existing clients. As the role holder, you will be accountable for the performance and achievement of quality standards and caseload completion in challenging timelines including informing and influencing senior stakeholders in relation to case risk reviews, process exceptions, and regulatory breaches.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

Performing Risk Assessment of new and existing clients where clarity regarding Procedures and / or Standards is required

Making risk based assessments of client information considering commercial and regulatory factors

Representing Barclays at a senior committee level and, during difficult conversations, exerting influence over leaders at Barclays

Requesting and scrutinizing sensitive client information, whilst balancing the need for a positive client experience

Liaising directly with Senior Stakeholders and committees as necessary

Ensuring Coverage stakeholders understand and acknowledge the strategy for KYC and Risk Assessment; Driving team members to own RAU design and process improvement

Communicating case quality and completion progress in various formats to senior stakeholders and detail/negotiate remedial actions that may be required

Managing complex situations and/or escalations, engaging relationship teams for resolution and show diplomacy

What we’re looking for:

Proven experience conducting risk based AML / Financial Crime assessments

Detailed grasp of Banking Industry - key providers, client groups and products, especially focused on AML/KYC processes and impact for clients and colleagues

Comprehensive business knowledge - in order to comprehend the markets in which the relationship teams’ customers operate and the business issues they are likely to face

A proven leader with the ability to build and manage teams

Skills that will help you in the role:

Background in Financial Crime / Compliance Risk area

Self-motivated, with an ability to focus on client-driven solutions, strategy setting and decision making

Enquiring and determined with the ability to drive a culture of questioning and probing within the team

Being a team player and relationship builder, with a solid ability to collaborate and effect positive change

Where will you be working?

In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as: a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and it is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.


Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

Finance & Banking
55,000 employees