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Assurance and Oversight Manager

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Full Time
Humanity is facing fundamental challenges, with the future of our planet hanging in the balance. As the principal investment arm of the Legal & General Group, our aim at Legal & General Capital is to generate long-term shareholder value, while helping build a better society. We seek opportunities to invest in sectors most in need of investment and innovation, such as residential housing, large-scale urban regeneration and future cities. We’re backing investment in infrastructure and clean energy, and in start-up businesses to drive innovation and growth across the UK. We’re building partnerships between the public sector and institutional investors to accelerate housing delivery, create jobs, support local businesses and transform communities. This helps to create new asset classes for Legal & General’s varied investment requirements, our partners and the wider marketplace.

Job Description

We’re looking for an Assurance and Oversight Manager to join Legal & General Capital (LGC) in London!

You’ll play a key role in ensuring that LGC’s processes remain fit for purpose, policy compliance is maintained and third parties meet LGC’s expectations. You’ll also be responsible for maintaining a robust 1st line assurance function that challenges LGC to operate at its highest possible level, through assurance testing and consultancy activity.

If you are looking for a role where you can shape our strategy in this space then this could be the ideal next move for you!

We will consider applications from all over the UK however there is an expectation to travel into our London office.

What you’ll be doing
  • Creating, implementing and maintaining an assurance framework and assurance delivery plan; defining the approach to assurance activities and assessing the assurance needs for the division
  • Undertaking 1st line assurance activities including observation of process delivery, controls testing, desk-based reviews and thematic assessments to determine process effectiveness/improvement enabling the LGC senior leadership team to understand and rectify risk exposures
  • Reporting relevant findings from all assurance activities to key governance forums including Operations Committee, Operating Committee, Operational Risk Committee and Risk Committee to ensure relevant information is made available and enables them to fulfil their duties
  • Owning and maintaining the oversight framework for LGC and ensuring it is embedded in LGC’s operational activity; updating as necessary, to support risk management activities related to third parties
  • Undertaking Operations’ allocated oversight activity and/or coordinating this within the wider Operations team to ensure completeness of the framework and discharging Operations’ duties within it
  • Undertaking periodic reporting to relevant governance forums regarding the effectiveness of the oversight framework, its application and any improvement required, to allow reliance to be placed upon it
  • Working with Data and IT colleagues to identify digitisation enhancements to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the assurance and oversight frameworks and progress this as relevant
  • Ensure alignment to Group and Divisional teams as relevant (including GIA, Compliance and Risk) to avoid duplication and/or adapt approach accordingly


What we’re looking for
  • You’ll be well versed in assurance/audit activities, including associated assurance tools and techniques
  • A good awareness of oversight activities and experience in working with third parties
  • Experience of working with colleagues across a variety of seniority levels and tailoring messaging to reflect the audience
  • Perhaps you’re not currently a manager but you’re looking to make the step up into such a role?
  • Financial Services/Asset Management experience would be a huge plus!

Additional Information

When you commit to Legal & General, we’ll commit to you too. That means we’ll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you’ll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, 27 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We’re also proud to offer competitive family leave.

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of - both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings.

Legal & General is a leading financial services organisation, named Britain’s Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.

We’re one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurers. Connecting to form a unique business model which drives value for our customers and society. And enabling our people to create impact through work that is meaningful and valued.

If you join us, you’ll be part of a welcoming, inclusive culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.

We strive to be open, mindful, and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs. It doesn’t matter if you don’t meet every single criterion in this advert. Instead, think about what you excel at and what else you can bring in terms of strengths, potential and connection to our purpose.

If you’re open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

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