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Group Risk Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Your new role

We are now looking for an experienced Group Risk Manager, to manage a small risk team, while mentoring and coaching to support their development. 

As a Group Risk Manager you will ensure risk owners, at all levels, across the Group brands are actively involved in identifying, assessing and controlling risks

You will be responsible for the development and execution of risk assessments, setting & monitoring risk appetites, risk solutions and leading the full risk lifecycle (planning, assessing, monitoring activities, reporting and follow up) for all business functions. You’ll continually look to improve and enhance risk reporting embedding the process into business areas.

What you'll be doing

  • Perpetual auditing/verification of the risk controls

  • Support the Internal Audit team on audits linked to the company risk register and key regulatory work

  • Attend risk seminars ensuring risk knowledge is kept up to date
    provide hands-on development of risk models involving market, credit and operational risk, assure controls are operating effectively, and provide research and analytical support

  • Collaborate across different business functions to provide for an integrated and coordinated approach to risk assessment and controls

  • Develop and manage the risk management framework across all business functions

  • Design and implement MI and reporting to monitor risks and performance against risk appetite

  • Be a key point of contact for the business to support their strategies and be an active member of key meetings and forums where risk is part of the communication and delivery for the business

  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders to ensure risk remains a relevant, valued business partner by stakeholders

  • Drive ownership and understanding of the benefits of risk management across the business

  • Innovate and develop new risk approaches, utilising industry and subject knowledge and contacts

Skills/experience .....

  • Expert knowledge of risk management

  • Must be able to act on own initiative, operate at a senior level and work collaboratively with key stakeholders

  • The ability to support and influence colleagues in relation to their risk responsibilities

  • Strong reporting skills

  • Ability to adapt communication style to tailor approach to suit varied stakeholder needs

  • Experience of working in a range of risk types (ideally mixture of operational and enterprise risk categories or across financial, retail,  and compliance)

  • Understanding of FCA regulatory policy and priorities (desirable)

  • Understanding the trade-off between risk and reward and being confident in providing clear, pragmatic advice to colleagues at all levels of the business

  • In-depth knowledge of processes for identifying and evaluating risk, as well as measurement, monitoring and reporting frameworks

Sofology benefits

Working patterns

Hybrid working - Working from Home and field based. 


  • Competitive salary 

  • Contributory pension

  • Company bonus scheme

  • Life Assurance

  • Group colleague discount

  • Sharesave scheme

  • Lifestyle discounts

A little about sofology

The DFS Group is made up of four brands; DFS, Sofology, Dwell and SofaWorkshop 

We think choosing a new role and choosing a new sofa have a lot in common. Your old one feels comfy, you’re used to it, and you know exactly where you fit. But a new job - or a new sofa - holds so much potential. Pick the right one and you’ll never look back. You want to feel comfortable, but with enough going on to keep you right on the edge of your seat. Our team is always growing, and we’re constantly shuffling up on the sofa to make room for the newest member of the Sofology family. 

Founded over 30 years ago, we’re true sofa specialists. So much more than just a piece of furniture, we know that a sofa is the one thing that truly turns our customer’s houses into homes.There’s a lot at stake when it comes to guiding our customers to make the right choice for them - that’s why our customer journey is unique in the sofa market. That means no ‘ends next Sunday sales.


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