Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)
About The Role

Title: Risk Manager
Location: London
Salary: Dependent on experience + Competitive bonus 

Purpose of the role:

We’re Entain. Our vision is to be the world leader in sports betting and gaming entertainment by creating the most exciting and trusted experience for our customers, revolutionising the gambling space as we go. We're home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands, and with a focus on sustainability and growth, we will transform our sector for our players, for ourselves and for the good of entertainment.

Risk Manager

The Risk Manager will help define, shape & plan the Risk strategy and programmes and initiatives, and then manage project delivery either directly or via the Risk team. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a sustainable difference for our stakeholders, employees & our business to help them identify, understand, evaluate, and manage risks within their area of the business, whether that be at a Divisional or Functional level.

Working with a wide range of stakeholders, strong stakeholder management skills, along with a strong leadership discipline are essential for success in this role.

Developing and maintaining positive relationships with the relevant Divisions, Functions, regulatory authorities, and third-party service providers to ensure best practice.

Key responsibilities:
  • Support all aspects of risk operations including risk assessment planning, delivery, and reporting.
  • Facilitate risk workshops with senior stakeholders across the business, including emerging and climate related risks.
  • Support risk owners and BU leaders to articulate and assess risk (both threat and opportunity) and draw up appropriate management plans.
  • Work with the business to identify and assess existing controls and new action plans required to effectively manage the risks identified.
  • Build close working relationships with risk-leads in each division and function to develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships to promote, embed and develop risk management and a risk aware culture.
  • Support the risk-leads to maintain their Risk Registers, Risk Action Plans and significant Risk Dashboards in each part of the business.
  • Be a key escalation point for risks that threaten or enhance the achievement of objectives.
  • Coordinate reports to appropriate Risk Meetings, attend and contribute to these meetings
  • Facilitate deep dives into significant risks when needed
  • Support Risk Committees and meetings
  • Assist the implementation and testing of Business Continuity Management
  • Support the implementation and training on the risk management system
  • Work closely with Internal Audit and other assurance functions to provide risk information to gain assurance on the quality of risk management controls.
  • Maintain knowledge of Group Risk Management standards and external requirements such as the ISO 31000, FRC regulations and guidance etc.

Specialist skills and experience:

  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Proven team leadership experience.
  • Commercial understanding/acumen of business KPIs.
  • Experience producing business cases which focus on customer experience and commercial drivers.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, and Visio.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Customer Focused

  • Develop, review and challenge strategic business plans and understand key inter-relationships between initiatives. Brings the stakeholder experience into every journey.
  • Takes accountability for identifying and addressing underlying issues that may affect Operational service levels,
  • Listen and ask questions to understand our customers’ needs.

Innovation Hungry

  • Produce new ideas to make things better and share failures and mistakes to ensure others learn from them.
  • Knows what we are trying to achieve and be comfortable changing approach when the old way is not working.

Ambitious and Competitive

  • Demonstrate can do attitude at all times and believe in challenging and developing ourselves.
  • Fast learner with clear career ambitions for the future.

One Company

  • Team player who builds excellent working relationships with other team members and stakeholders alike. Works across functions to solve problems.
  • Managing complex, multi-functional, cross-organisation project teams, including liaison with 3rd parties.
  • Responsibility for designing and delivering step-change improvements to the customer experience and operational effectiveness.
  • Leadership of teams.
  • This role will involve international travel

Qualifications & Educational Requirements:

  • Recognised risk qualification.
  • Membership of the IRM or a similarly recognised professional body.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in risk-related roles
  • Relevant experience reporting to Leadership Teams, Boards or Audit Committees
  • Ability to challenge with diplomacy
  • Experience of Business Continuity is desirable
  • Experience with risk tools is desirable
  • Experience with risk or similar systems is desirable
  • Comfortable with the use of data analytics
  • Understanding of ISO 31000 and the COSO ERM Framework and other relevant standards and frameworks
  • Experience with rapidly expanding large international companies is desirable
  • Member of a recognised institution e.g. Institute of Risk Management, with in-depth knowledge of risk assurance and compliance. A background either as a practitioner or as an operations leader with a passion for Risk is essential.

Entain Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Pension
  • Private Health care
  • 25 days holiday + BH + 1 extra days leave to use on either Christmas Eve or New Years Eve
  • X4 Life Assurance
  • Various Internal benefits such as; Retail discounts, bike to work schemes, share save scheme and many more.

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.