Risk Head Ii | FirstRand

About us, purpose, experience and qualifications

about us

• make a promise
• be deeply invested
• value our differences
• build trust, not territory
• have courage
• always do the right thing
• stay curious and you have one simple goal: to improve the lives of customers through simple, effective solutions that meet their needs, contact us today and join a winning team. All appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s Employment Equity plan The Bank supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. In order for us to fulfill this purpose, candidates can disclose their disability information on a voluntary basis. The Bank will keep this information confidential unless we are required by law to disclose this information to other parties.


To manage risk in a high complex environment through development of risk management strategy aligned to segment and group strategy for area of accountability and ensure implementation thereof; manage a team to deliver on strategy and to drive platform thinking and enabling or embedding risk capabilities to support mitigation of risk

experience and qualifications

• Minimum Qualification – Relevant Postgraduate qualification
• Experience – 7 to 8 years risk management experience in the finance industry, of which 2 to 3 years ideally at management level

additional requirements

In accordance with National Credit Act (NCA) candidates applying for this role will require a credit record check.


• Draw up a budget aligned to tactical delivery plans to facilitate the provision of adequate financial resources
• Identify and encourage participation in activities that are appropriate for own and employee development in area of responsibility
• Manage expenditure planning and variances within approved budget parameters
• Ensure optimised customer experience and service throughout the value chain
• Develop legal, risk and compliance strategy for the business and ensure implementation thereof
• Analyse, manage and implement risk mitigation plans
• Ensure sound risk management through keeping up to date with current practices and frameworks and providing awareness to relevant stakeholders
• Accountable for risk management across multiple disciplines in order drive key strategic outcomes
• Demonstrate leadership behaviour through personal involvement, commitment and dedication in support of organisational values
• Develop, encourage and nurture collaborative relationships across business areas and across the group
• Manage team or teams in areas of responsibility in delivery against performance targets and achievement of wider human capital objectives
• Develop tactical strategy and delivery plans in support of functional strategic objectives in partnership with leadership
• Provide subject matter expertise and thought leadership in area of expertise.
• Analyse information and reports to identify trends, discrepancies and inconsistencies for decision making purposes
• Identify, drive and implement ideas, policies, procedures, standards and frameworks to enhance sales and increase profit and manage future fit practice
• Deploys integrated risk management, governance and compliance frameworks throughout area of responsibility
• Apply a customer-centric approach to ensure customer satisfaction.
• Establish mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders that support thought leadership, innovative and integrated practice solutions