Technology Risk Oversight Specialist

Location Edinburgh
Discipline: Financial Services
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Scott Maxwell

Contact email:
Contact phone: 07974 065745
Job ref: 134720
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 06 Feb 2025 23:59

Technology Risk Oversight Specialist 

Edinburgh City Centre - Investment Management

Do you have an in-depth knowledge of Technology Risk (from a 2nd or 3rd Line perspective) and be in a position to provide oversight and adequacy of risk management, policy compliance, control effectiveness, as well as incidents and projects?

Change Recruitment are working with an innovative, dynamic Global Financial Services client with offices in over 40 countries who are looking to recruit a Technology Risk Oversight Specialist

You will be joining a truly diverse team of professionals around the globe that help keep the business safe and secure, minimising the impact of risk events on customers and enhancing the risk culture.

The Technology Oversight team is responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory and internal governance requirements related to technology systems and operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing a governance framework to ensure the organisation's technology systems, policies, and practices meet regulatory requirements in the United Kingdom.

Specifically, it involves:

  • Staying up to date on UK regulations related to technology and information security
  • Interpreting how these regulations apply to the organisation's technology environment and operations. Identifying areas of obligation and risk exposure.
  • Defining technology policies, procedures, controls, and accountability measures to comply with regulatory expectations around security, risk management, resilience, vendor oversight, data protection, etc.
  • Mapping out high-level oversight models that cover technology strategy, architecture, delivery, operations aligned to compliance requirements.
  • Obtaining sign-off from leadership/board on the governance framework and integrating it into the broader risk management approach.
  • Implementing appropriate tools, systems, and processes to operationalise the framework across technology teams and functions.
  • Monitoring technology controls and performing testing/audits to provide assurance of ongoing regulatory compliance.
  • Updating the framework continuously based on changes to regulations and the organisation's technology footprint.


  • Several years experience in IT audit, IT risk management or other regulatory technology role (within financial services a plus)
  • Expert knowledge of risk management standards and technology risk practices
  • Hands-on experience with governance, risk & compliance (GRC) tools
  • Strong analytical, communication, collaboration and presentation abilities

This is an excellent opportunity to be able to be part of something dynamic and be able to be influence the direction of the 2nd line of defence.  There are not many of these opportunities out there!

To apply and find out more, please contact or for a confidential chat or call 07974 065745/07542 684823