Senior Risk Analyst

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin, Abbey Street

Basic Function & Purpose of the Role

The Senior Risk Analyst supports the operation of the National Lottery’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework; This role forms part of the Business Assurance function in The National Lottery which is responsible for second line assurance activities across the business. The Senior Risk Analyst will champion the risk management framework across the business ensuring awareness of risk management practices and supporting implementation of same.

The focus of the role is to support the assessment and management of risks to the National Lottery. The role will support the Risk & Compliance Manager in working with each department to ensure their risk assessments are performed, risk registers are maintained and that risks are regularly reviewed. The Senior Risk Analyst is also responsible the subject matter expert for the Governance, Risk & Compliance tool, supporting maintenance and ongoing development of the tool. As support to the wider function, this role also acts as support for our fraud monitoring activities.


Responsibilities of the Job-Holder

Main Tasks

  1. Analyse & evaluate risk register, control & mitigating plan detail to ensure alignment with risk management framework and associated policy,
  2. Maintain accuracy of risk registers including review & follow up on mitigation plan progress and management of quarterly functional risk register sign off
  3. Responsible for delivery of quarterly risk reporting & analysis pack, including ongoing development and enhancement of analysis and key metrics,
  4. Conduct regular business unit clinic & feedback sessions to drive consistency and quality across business risk registers,
  5. Providing ongoing support to Risk Champions across the business in carrying out risk assessments, maintaining risk register, identification of risk mitigation, providing guidance as to the ERM framework and Risk management policies, and other risk awareness activities
  6. Responsible for ongoing support and maintenance of local Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) tool, acting as local subject matter expert for the system,
  7. Manage GRC development from requirements gathering through to pre-release testing, and training & awareness to all users,
  8. Conduct regular performance monitoring with 3rd party vendor providing GRC tool,
  9. Support  with the preparation of board reporting:
  1. Schedule, plan and delivery quarterly Risk Champion Committee meetings and individual business unit clinics,
  2. Maintain risk & system related procedures, guidelines and other documentation,
  3. Conduct game risk assessments for all new product developments, liaising with internal stakeholders and Office of Regulatory of National Lottery on assessment outputs and findings,
  4. Support business experts in Principal Risk Reporting & preparation for presentation to executive risk committee,
  5. Maintain knowledge and understanding of global and industry best practice, trends, and ongoing development in risk management,
  6. Provide back up support for suspicious transaction monitoring & triage for identification of potential fraud or responsible gaming issues,
  7. Provide support to the Risk & Compliance Manager and Head of Business Assurance as required.
  8. Be proactive and alert to potential risks which needs to be considered by PLI; Assist with critical PLI initiatives/strategy implementation related to risk management
  9. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.



A formal risk management qualification or suitable experience.

Relevant Experience                                    

3-4 years working in risk management or compliance function.

Knowledge of regulated business.

A good understanding of the lottery or gaming business, and / or lottery related regulations and legislation an advantage.

Technical Skills        

Proficient with Excel, Word and the Office 365 suite

Excellent documentation skills

Key Competencies

  • Business and Organisational Planning.
  • Proven ability to prioritize objectives and duties.
  • Problem solving and analysis; Proactive and flexible team attitude.
  • Technical / professional knowledge
  • Self-starter and able to independently lead project and meeting management including attention to detail.
  • Proven judgment in decision making and ability to influence senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with cross-department personnel and other business stakeholders.


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.

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