Risk & Compliance Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Abbey Street

Basic Function & Purpose of the Role
Premier Lotteries Ireland
Job Title                                     Risk & Compliance Manager
Department                               Finance – Business Assurance
Reporting to                              Head of Business Assurance
Direct Reports                           4


Basic Function and Purpose of this Role

This is a key leadership role in the Business Assurance function providing second line of defence coverage to protect belief and trust in the National Lottery by maximising the integrity and effectiveness of the controlled operating model in complying with applicable standards and obligations  
 This role is responsible for managing a team of risk and compliance professionals, driving successful operation and oversight of risk management and compliance activities. The Risk & Compliance manager will provide guidance & mentorship to the team supporting them to deliver against risk and compliance objectives. 
The focus of the role is to ensure that the National Lottery’s risks are known, quantified, and managed appropriately, and that appropriate, risk-based compliance reviews are conducted to ensure alignment to compliance obligations. Additionally, the provision of suitable oversight from first line management through to board level is a key objective for this role.
The position will be responsible for maintaining and developing risk & compliance policies, processes, and procedures, and ensuring engagement from, and suitability for, all business areas including senior management oversight requirements.  
Responsibilities of the Job-Holder
Main Tasks
  • Lead and inspire the Risk & Compliance team to develop a high performing, highly motivated and effective team with a strong, value-adding culture,
  • Provide oversight on risk & compliance team performance, findings, effectiveness, and improvement areas, including effectiveness of overarching framework,
  • Develop & Maintain understanding of key compliance obligations (licence, legislation, standards, etc) and risk and compliance management best practice to ensure guidance and oversight of 1st line activities is suitable and accurate,
  • Maintain, review & develop risk & compliance aspects of the Business Assurance Framework including all associated policies, processes, and procedures, 
  • Operationalise & deliver principal risk management approach and process including annual cycle of review and confirmation and ongoing oversight activities, 
  • Develop & deliver annual risk-based compliance reviews and monitoring across retail network and internal functions,
  • Manage functional risk management across the business through support & challenge of 1st line on evaluation & rating, suitability of controls & treatment, and action tracking and completion,
  • Responsible for administration, and managing ongoing development of, and training & support for, the Adaptive GRC tool used by risk, compliance and internal audit teams for tracking and reporting,
  • Prepare board & senior leadership reporting covering risk and compliance activities & findings, and risk profile movement & exposure, 
  • Deliver regular reporting on functional risk profile, including quarterly sign off by senior leaders, and compliance activity outputs and findings, 
  • Continually increase organisational awareness and understanding of risk management and benefits of compliance activities through delivery of targeted communications and updates, and delivery of key stakeholder training initiatives,
  • Support & educate risk and compliance champion networks across the business
  • Ideally, a 3rd level qualification in a relevant discipline e.g., business, information technology or law

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in risk & compliance role(s)
  • Risk and compliance in telecommunications, gaming and/or other regulated industry
  • Thorough understanding of risk management practices 
  • Broad understanding of business, regulation and compliance                         
Technical Skills      
  • Proficient user of modern office technologies, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Office 365
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
Key Competencies
  • Ability to get the best from the team, plan and communicate well together
  • Driven to meet departmental/organisational goals and targets 
  • Advocate for change & innovative transformation to enhance effectiveness of team and function
  • Strong analytical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Understand and negotiate needs and expectations of multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to analyse compliance obligations and develop control requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organisational skills including planning, attention to details and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills / stakeholder management 
  • A professional, engaging, influential, flexible and measured demeanour
Working Relationships
Internal - Cross functional stakeholders across all areas of the business 
External – Regulator of the National Lottery, external auditors, external consultants, Camelot Lottery Solutions and other suppliers & service providers

 What We Offer
We have some great benefits on offer for our employees in National Lottery including hybrid working, competitive pension, enhanced maternity, paternity and parents leave, term time, hybrid working, paid professional subscriptions and educational assistance, volunteering days, eye testing, flu vaccination, subsidised restaurant, sports and social club, employee of the quarter awards and a whole lot more.

At National Lottery we promote a positive working environment where people feel valued and supported, championing diversity to build an inclusive culture. We believe that this diversity builds a stronger organisation and is in keeping with our core values of being Open, Ambitious, Reliable, and Generous. Our policy, therefore, is to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. This means that we comply with all applicable human rights and employment legislation, and we do not discriminate in any aspect of employment. We believe that our workforce should be representative of our diverse population, and we are committed to reducing barriers to enable those from marginalised communities access our opportunities.
About us
Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC (PLI) is the operator of the Irish National lottery having been awarded a 20-year license by the Irish Government in November 2014. We are committed to delivering our core purpose, to operate a responsible and world-class lottery for the people of Ireland, raising much needed Good Cause funds for the benefit of local communities throughout Ireland. Located in Abbey Street in the heart of Dublin, PLI is run by an experienced Irish based management team led by our CEO Andrew Algeo.

Life At National Lottery

Want to spend your days dreaming up ways to provide fun and entertainment to the people of Ireland, whilst supporting a host of Good Causes? Then the National Lottery could be the place for you. We’re always looking for positive and energetic people to join us and share in our vision to make dreams come true.

Why us?

At the National Lottery, we put our people first by cultivating a culture and environment that allows people to be at their best! Check out the benefits and initiatives we provide to our staff here. https://www.lottery.ie/about/careers

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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