Risk & Control Manager

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Risk & Control Manager (Operational Permanent Controller)


About the role

This is a 1st line of defence risk role in a dynamic financial services organisation.  You will act as a business partner for a number of divisions; working closely with Directors, their management teams and operational specialists to help them deliver business strategy in a safe, secure and risk aware manner.


As part of the BNP Paribas Group, Arval has a strong operational risk framework and the 1st line of  defence risk & control team plays a key part in its operation - ensuring we have a well understood, well embedded and effective framework in place to identify, assess, manage and report risks, incidents and controls. 


Although this may seem like a fairly standard risk & control role in a UK financial services corporate organisation… it’s not!  1st line risk management is going through a growth phase in the business, in part led by management but also driven by a systems & methodology transformation across BNP Paribas – So there is real opportunity take ownership and add value, within the team and with business stakeholders.  Arval has a flat structure, empowers its people and rewards people that are proactive and can get the job done.


Pay Zone B2


This role is eligible for Hybrid working (up to 2 days working from home per week).


Salary range: £40-50,000 plus £4,600 bonus, Car (or £5,500pa cash allowance) & superb benefits

About You

Not shy to share your thoughts in a confident & constructive fashion, you will be comfortable in a corporate environment and will understand the complexities of working for a matrix style organisation. You will welcome ownership and accountability, be creative and solution focussed.


You will need to; be experienced in implementing risk & control frameworks in a complex operating environment, have worked in a regulated business (ideally FCA/PRA) and enjoy managing risks arising from the usual suspects of manual process, 3rd party suppliers and IT…


Strong relationship and business partnering skills that enable you to influence to director level are important.  Naturally resilient, you will also be highly organised, analytical and experienced in project work, with an undeterred focus to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely fashion.


What’s in it for you?

Culturally, we are a friendly bunch - more human, than corporate. We expect a lot but know that works both ways so offer our Journey Makers a fantastic employee experience end to end.


All our offices are welcoming and refreshed to reflect our new ways of working in a post-COVID, forward thinking digital and hybrid setting. You will be given the perfect environment to do your work to the highest standards possible, as well as the opportunities to develop your own career.


You will be joining a family – where, together, we are all pushing the limits of what is possible for our customers and for each other. We are an excellent mix of new and longer serving Journey Makers, all working together to constantly improve the service we offer all our customers. Sharing experience, ideas and creative solutions is what we do best.

Being owned by a bank (BNP Paribas), not only are we part of global brand making a positive difference to the World, but we all benefit from some excellent perks.


The salary range for this role is £40-50,000 along with an annual bonus of up to £4,600 and the choice of a fully maintained Company Car (or annual cash allowance of £5,500 pa).


You will also enjoy the standard benefits like Private Healthcare (AXA PPP), Life Assurance, a great Company Pension scheme, a range of personal flexible benefits, as well as the usual 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and your Birthday off too!), and access to great discounts on our products and services.


We are also proud that we can offer you things that money just cannot buy:


  • Progressive career development opportunities through our dedicated Learning and Development team. Check out our approach to learning here on our Dare2Discover intro film!
  • Many opportunities to participate in CSR and Climate Sustainability action
  • A huge range of volunteering days (we actively encourage our people to volunteer and participate in charity work)
  • Hybrid working options (working in the office / at home or a remote location that suits your personal circumstance)
  • Access to first class Mental Health support (onsite through our amazing MH First Aiders or through our dedicated MH support line)
  • An array of Talent Development opportunities local (UK) and globally within Arval Group / BNP Paribas
  • And an employee culture that is focussed on creating a great place to work for all our Journey Makers – whether you are here for a temporary stay or with us for a lifetime


We are proud to celebrate the diverse nature of our customers and our hugely diverse teams, where everyone feels safe to be their authentic self. We support all our local communities and groups and actively encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply to become part of our family. We do not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age – or any other category you can think of, and we have a strong “speak up” culture through which we support and ally with all group our Journey Makers identify with.


We are a family-friendly employer with a culture based on trust, autonomy and flexibility and believe everyone has a voice and the opportunity to make an impact.


Here is a recent video we put together that shows life at Arval: The Journey Makers


About us


We are Europe’s No.1 vehicle leasing provider with a clear vision for sustainable mobility. Mobility is as simple as someone moving from point A to point B, however and whenever they choose. We know that for 2021 and beyond, being innovative and creative, developing existing products and introducing new ones quickly into the mix is what our customers want, whilst we also focus on leading the way forward on Climate Action within the mobility industry.


Luckily, at Arval, we have an excellent pedigree in all things mobility, and the launch of our five-year plan, Arval Beyond, puts us out in front, leading the way. Find out more about our plan here: Arval Beyond


We truly believe all our Journey Makers help us shape our story – and make history in the process. Come, join our family, and be part of it too.


About Arval BNP Paribas:

Founded in 1989 and fully owned by BNP Paribas, Arval specialises in full service vehicle leasing. Arval offers its customers – large international corporates, SMEs and professionals – tailored solutions that optimise their employees’ mobility and outsource the risks associated with fleet management. Expert advice and service quality, which are the foundations of Arval’s customer promise, are delivered in 29 countries by over 6,500 employees. Arval’s total leased fleet adds up to 1,103,835 vehicles throughout the world (December 2017).

Arval is a founding member of the Element-Arval Global Alliance, the longest standing strategic alliance in the fleet management industry and the worldwide leader with 3 million vehicles in 50 countries. Within BNP Paribas, Arval belongs to the Retail Banking core activity.