HR Risk Manager

Permanent contract|London|Human Resources

HR Risk Manager

London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Human Resources


Description of the Business Line or Department

The Human Resources department is responsible for:

•            Developing Global Banking and Investment Solutions attractiveness as a responsible employer notably in terms of career opportunities, people development, compensation, diversity and working environment.

•            Addressing the larger challenges of Global Banking and Investment Solutions notably in terms of managerial culture, performance management and people engagement.

•            Contributing to Global Banking and Investment Solutions competitiveness by maintaining critical staffing levels and talented profiles.

Supporting Global Banking and Investment Solutions strategy and transformation by accompanying the teams and working on their employability.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

•            Responsible for coordinating and managing the risk management framework including operational, conduct and regulatory risk management and delivery

•            Delegated Data Protection officer for HR

•            Ad hoc projects for the UK HR function

•            Liaising and partnering with internal Support and Control functions and representing HR on Risk related topics

Summary of responsibilities

Risk Management

Responsible for the risk management framework in HR:

•            Oversee the Permanent Supervision Control framework (GPS) on behalf of HRUK ensuring compliance with Group and local requirements. 

•            Manage the end-to-end Risk and Control Self-Assessment process (RCSA)

•            Manage the Activity Process Risk Control framework for the UK HR function (APRC)

•            Record risk events including employment litigations in relevant tools.

•            Produce relevant Management Information to meet risk reporting requirements as required for HR and the UK platform

•            Perform GPS and MORSE controls, and operational DFIN I2C Control

Chair the HR Conduct Risk Committee and produce HR Operational Conduct Risk pack for permanent members:

•            Provide overview of activity, risks and control – highlighting trends/ recommending remediation as required

•            Manage the Minor Breaches Framework for HR employees, including advising and communicating to managers on any actions, as well as maintaining the minor breaches tracker and escalating as appropriate.

•            Promote risk culture awareness to include delivering risk management training to new joiners and proactively sending regular relevant communications to the department.

•            Identify HR risk related training needs and engage relevant partners from Support and Control functions to support the delivery of the HR Culture and Conduct roadmap as required

•            Representing HR on SG London Branch risk related Committees as appropriate

•            Oversee and coordinate the implementation of the requirements from internal control team reviews


•            Perform assigned outsourced vendor risk assessments in SG vendor management tool (RAMOS), and follow up with relevant HR stakeholders to complete

•            Coordination of activities relating to Business continuity and conduct annual Business Impact Assessment

Data Protection

•            Provide advice and guidance in relation to Data Protection matters to the HR department, promote best practice and a privacy culture in relation to personal data management within HR.

•            Engage the Data Protection Office to ensure Data Processing Records are up to date, support managers with Legitimate Impact Assessments and Privacy Impact Assessments (LIA/PIA), and relevant GDPR risk assessments, management of data breaches, arranging Data Protection training.


•            Support and coordinate planning, execution and delivery of projects and change programmes where relevant.

Profile required


  • Experience on the monitoring and reporting of risk, including being able to articulate the topic of risk to non-risk specialists
  • Broad interest in business management with the ability to piece the bits of the puzzle together
  • Strong operational execution as this role is both a “doing” role and a “coordinating” role
  • Regulatory interest/experience, ideally UK
  • Working with multiple stakeholders including – influencing / negotiating
  • Liaison with Paris HR / risk counterparts to ensure alignment in approach
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Communication and Presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure/ manage ambiguity

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000YLT
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/01/17
Publication date: 2021/11/23