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IT and Disaster Recovery Continuity Lead

Manchester, Lancashire
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
21 Jul 2022
Due to significant growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an IT and Disaster Recovery Continuity Lead to join us on a permanent basis. The role will be based at our Manchester office combined with home working.

Within this role you will be responsible for the planning, execution, reporting and oversight of all aspects of the Arrow Operational Resilience posture through Technology and Continuity alignments to the Business and Regulatory requirements and Risk appetite.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to advance their career within an expanding European financial services business.

What will you be doing?

Develop, maintain, write and publish testing activities for IT business resumption plans including recovery action testing and validation against each IBS (Important Business System)

Ensure Continuity is embedded at all elements of Change (PMO led broader change and small change level). Ensure that at all new changes against supporting systems are documented, detailed and aligned to the IBS risk statements they support

Align with and compliment the IT security incident process with the Crisis Management process.

Complete testing plans, scenarios and execute scheduled testing plans

Complete all IT IBS driven annual attestations, and track reporting against all non IT IBS s attestations

Own and drive all relevant backlogs to drive improvements to both the Primed solution, all supporting technologies both proactively and reactively following testing

Maintain crisis management framework, ensuring all component parts are current, correct and aligned to regulatory and AGG requirements. Ensuring testing - tabletop and manual execution - is carried out to ensure validity and effectiveness of the plan on at least an annual basis

Is this you?

Track record of designing and delivering continuity solutions with financial services in line with specific reference to alignment to the various regulated standards requirements

Solid experience in preparing and structuring detailed live Management Information around demonstration to C suite and Executives, as well as positioning reporting for external consumption

Transformation / engagement on modern continuity principles and delivery

Experience of successfully engaging management and groups of technical and non-technical stakeholders

Able to demonstrate strong management skills including project management, financial management, change management and facilitation

Desirable: strong experience within financial industry, familiarity with relevant standards and regulations e.g., PCI DSS, FCA, Sys C, GDPR

Experience and understanding of ITIL and continual service improvement

BSI aligned accreditation would be desirable

Experience of assessing against and aligning to ISO 22301

Why Mars Capital?

Mars Capital puts the customer at the heart of everything we do by seeking to understand the circumstances of our borrowers and help them, using all reasonable means available, return to long term financial stability. Mars Capital is also part of the Arrow Global Group. Which is a leading European investor and asset manager in the non-performing and non-core assets sector. Operating in five different geographies and servicing over 9 million customer accounts. Our Purpose - building better financial futures.

We offer a competitive salary and attractive benefits package, and we pride ourselves on rewarding success with our excellent bonus scheme and incentive package. We also have interactive subsidised events, colleague engagement teams, employee recognition and development programs and the opportunity to work collaboratively with multiple European countries.

Please note - we are an equal opportunities employer and CBI regulated company - we will conduct credit, fraud, criminal record and 5-year reference checks as part of our pre-employment screening.??(Strictly No Recruitment Agencies Please)
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  • Job Reference: 663458425-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Arrow Global
    Arrow Global
  • Location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent