Risk Manager

9583 United Kingdom, London Business Support Permanent

The role: Risk Manager

We are looking for a Risk Manager to report to the Senior Risk Manager within the Legal and Risk Team of Flutter International division. 

Are you our next start player?

In this role, you will operate at the heart of the Legal and Risk Function and work on risk management processes and initiatives across every area of the business. The candidate will be interacting with a wide range of people across International Division’s business areas and with the Group functions.

Flutter Entertainment plc is a global sports betting and gaming operator, with a portfolio of leading brands. Continuous innovation across product, marketing, technology and responsible gambling practices, coupled with a world-class creative team combine to create a leading proposition for customers to enjoy. Flutter provides customers with intuitive products that offer market-leading value, promotions and choice. These are powered by in-house technology, trading, development and responsible gambling teams.

The Group is divided into four divisions: UK and Ireland, Australia, US and International.  Due to the growth of the Group in recent years, the International Division is newly established.  The International Division consists of the PokerStars, Betfair International, Adjarabet and Junglee businesses and operates in over 100 countries.  In doing so, the business operates through a mix of locally licenced and offshore business models.

Why we need you:

As a key member of the Legal and Risk management team:

  • Planning – To build and maintain a detailed project plan for the delivery of the risk management framework with tasks, responsibilities and timelines and track and report on progress to provide a clear project status to management and partners.
  • Governance – Assist with the drafting and preparation of materials for risk management meetings and committees plus Board and Exco meetings.
  • Assurance – Work with Assurance to ensure alignment of the work of the Assurance team with risk activities.
  • Reporting – Produce suitable risk reporting for the stakeholders and senior management of International Division.
  • Projects – Co-ordinate the efforts of risk-oriented project teams and workstream owners based in different jurisdictions/time-zones. Consistently challenge, support, question, monitor and report on their progress and achievements with risk management initiatives. Establish relationships and work with key stakeholders to move the projects forward.
  • Risk Management Framework – Develop and maintain an effective divisional risk management system comprising of strategies, processes and reporting procedures necessary to identify, assess, monitor, manage and report on a continuous basis the risks to which the division is, or could be, exposed, and their interdependencies.
  • Risk Register – Maintain and operate a meaningful and effective risk register working closely with all business areas.
  • Challenge – Scrutinise and challenge risk management processes and procedures to ensure appropriate identification, quantification, management, mitigation and reporting.
  • Audit – Work with Internal Audit and other audit parties as required to help coordinate risk management work and ensure that agreed actions are completed on time.
  • Group code of conduct/ethics – Ensure reference and adherence to both the spirit and letter of the Flutter Group code of conduct in all matters.

Who are we looking for?

The role requires an experienced risk management individual with proven experience in legal/risk/ compliance roles in large, heavily regulated, and international companies. Experience in the gaming industry would be an advantage.

The role-holder will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments.  He/she will need to take the initiative and multi-task and prioritise work to ensure successful delivery.  In particular:

  • Strong organisational and project management skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in risk management and project work, with a proven track record to take ownership and drive project work.
  • Experience of working in a heavily regulated environment e.g. gaming, banking or pharmaceutical
  • Experience with engaging with regulators across multiple jurisdictions, external advisors and the broader stakeholder community.
  • Positive and flexible attitude with the ability to deal with ambiguity and take the initiative.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to face external and internal stakeholders in a professional and mature manner as there is considerable exposure to senior management across the Group.
  • Commercial acumen and business knowledge.
  • Analytical and able to draw out key insights from reports.
  • Strong Competency in the Microsoft Office suite of products plus other related packages e.g. Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Leadership skills with ability to motivate others to perform at the highest standard.

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus. And we provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to London.

Your package will include:

  • health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • the option to join our company pension scheme
  • a personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby
  • looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • in-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career
  • free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
  • annual travel loans
  • subsidised massage sessions
  • social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a phone interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a zoom/ face-to-face interview.

The Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact: talent@starsgroup.com


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