Overview

Hours:

Hybrid position. 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, flexible working considered. Must be able to commit to regular attendance at Head Office in Skipton for induction purposes.

Salary:

£48,000 Per Annum

Closing Date:

Thu, 4 Jul 2024

We are recruiting for the latest member of the Asset & Liability Management (ALM) team. Do you have a desire to work in Treasury? As our Market Risk Senior Specialist, you will work in a dynamic environment and be at the forefront of interest rate risk management. If you want to use your current knowledge and skills to help the team navigate potentially volatile financial markets, then this could be the role for you.

Who Are We?

 

Not just another building society. Not just another job.

We're the fourth biggest building society in the UK and what makes us a bit different is that we're a mutual organisation. We don't have shareholders; we're owned by our members.

Our colleagues say Skipton's a great place to work, and you could be one of them, bringing with you new ideas on how we can keep customers at the heart of what we do.

Whatever your background, and whatever your goals, we'll help you take the next step towards a better future.

You will be joining the ALM team, consisting of 9 colleagues split into 3 sub teams: Market Risk, Liquidity Risk and Prudential Risk Management. As part of the wider Group Treasury function you will work closely with the other areas within Group Treasury as well as teams such as Products, Business Partnering and one of our subsidiaries Skipton International.

Our core role on the Market Risk side of ALM is helping the Skipton Group to navigate the financial markets and manage interest rate risk inherent in the way we do business. There will be opportunities to work cross functionally on other projects, acting as subject matter expert by providing an interest rate risk perspective to wider teams across the business.

What’s In It For You?

Skipton values work/life balance and we are proud to support hybrid and flexible working, where possible. We have a newly refurbished head office which offers a vibrant and collaborative working space.

We have a range of other benefits available to you including;

  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days standard annual leave + bank holidays + rising 1 day per year of service to a maximum of 30 days
  • Holiday trading scheme allowing the ability to buy and sell additional annual leave days
  • Matching employer pension contribution (up to 10% per annum)
  • Colleague mortgage (conditions apply)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for hybrid & electric car
  • A commitment to training and development
  • Private medical insurance for all our colleagues
  • 3 paid volunteering days per annum
  • Diverse and inclusive colleague networks available for you to join including our Carers and Pride Alliance groups
  • We care about your health and wellbeing – we provide a range of benefits that support this including cycle to work initiative and discounted gym membership

 

What Will You Be Doing?

 

Working across a full range of Market Risk accountabilities, you will have an opportunity to:

 

  • Assist in producing interest rate risk sections for the monthly Asset and Liability Committee pack, providing insight and challenge on evolving interest rate and market risks facing the Skipton Group.
  • Use data analytics to understand and model changing customer behaviours to quantify the potential impact of these risks so that they can be understood and mitigated where appropriate.
  • Produce and submit market risk related regulatory returns.
  • You will assist in ensuring that ALM’s models are compliant with the model risk management regulation and there will be the opportunity to make these more efficient and easier to work with.
  • Support the Market Risk Lead in the development of other team members and contributing ideas for the longer term strategic direction of the team.

What Do We Need From You?

 

You’ll need experience developing Excel spreadsheet models to perform detailed levels of analysis on data sets, as well as developing QRM models for stress-testing and risk reporting purposes. It’s important for you to have an understanding of evolving interest rate risk and market risk regulation and how these risks can be managed and measured.

The key competencies for this role are:

  • Ability to understand and quantify risks.
  • Proven ability to develop models within Excel.
  • Able to communicate key information to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work on your own with minimum supervision, but also as part of a team to achieve results in a timely manner.
  • ·Experience planning and organising own work to ensure a focus on team priorities.

£48000 plus benefits
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