Overview

Job Introduction

We have an exciting, new opportunity for a Head of Financial Risk to join our Group Risk and Compliance team based in either Leeds or London to help us deliver deep insight with influence to have a real impact!

As our Head of Financial Risk, you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding our financial integrity with a particular focus on providing support and challenge to the 1st line of defence in the management of underwriting and pricing risks and the management of our Lloyd’s syndicate.

Reporting directly into our Chief Risk Officer, you will be part of the Group Risk and Compliance leadership team and also be partnering the Underwriting, Pricing & Insurance division, fulfilling a ‘Chief Risk Officer’ type role for the division.

This is a brand new role to MPS and a real opportunity to shape the direction of Group Risk and Compliance team.

Role Responsibility

As our new Head of Financial Risk, you will also:

  • Provide strong, inspirational leadership to ensure the training, competence, performance and engagement of the business in all aspects of financial risk
  • Develop key stakeholder relationships to raise awareness and understanding of risk management and quantification whilst continuing to provide 2nd line challenge
  • Author risk opinions on material business decisions relating to financial risk
  • Lead deep dives into underwriting and pricing areas
  • Develop appropriate KRIs for underwriting, reserving and investment risk, collaborating with relevant 1st line accountable individuals
  • Produce financial risk sections of our risk reports for executive and non-executive audiences

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for:

  • Significant experience underwriting at an insurance company, regulatory authority or consultancy and in the Lloyds market
  • Strong understanding of Solvency II and Lloyds Principles for Business
  • Ability to operate and influence at a senior level
  • Forward-looking and enterprise-wide risk management mindset and application skills
  • Excellent risk report writing skills which can deliver focussed, structured and accurate content to enable decision-making.
  • Knowledge of key risk types of medical malpractice (not essential, but desirable)
  • Good understanding of wider risk management frameworks and their application (not essential, but desirable)

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we encourage you to apply even if you feel you do not match 100% of the technical requirements. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and strive to create a work environment which ensures everyone can be heard.

We are also open to considering those seeking part-time hours to not limit ourselves from identifying talented individuals who may have other life commitments, such as childcare or caring responsibilities, that may restrict opportunities they can apply for.

Package Description

  • Up to 22% discretionary annual bonus
  • Annual performance-related pay review
  • 11% pension contribution (3% from you, 8% from us – optional additional matched 3% contributions, e.g. 6% from you, 11% from us)
  • 25 days annual leave plus flexible bank holidays (option to buy/sell additional 5 days)
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Career development and progression opportunities – 22% of our vacancies in 2023 were filled internally
  • A truly flexible hybrid-working arrangement (take a look at below to find out more about how we work)
  • A culture that promotes inclusivity, wellbeing, and rewards hard work
  • Car Salary Sacrifice scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • 6x salary death in service
  • A personal GP service enabling you to get a video consultation with a NHS-registered private GP
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of shopping discounts from major high-street retailers

 

About the Company

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of almost 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We also actively campaign for regulatory and legal reforms that benefit members and the wider healthcare professions. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.

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