Job description

  • Location:
  • Employee Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Department:
    IWI Compliance
  • Division:
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Business Continuity Analyst (9 Month FTC) (4000)

We're one of the UK's leading investment management companies, with responsibility for over £40 billion of client assets. We've worked closely with clients and their trusted advisers for many years and gained a unique understanding of the specific needs of our clients.

Investec Wealth & Investment seeks to deliver exceptional levels of customer service and has been trusted to meet the needs of private investors for almost 200 years. But our eyes are focused on your future.

Right now we're a team of over 1400 dedicated professionals located across 15 sites in the UK. We're looking to strengthen our team and need you to come on board and make a difference.

Role: Business Continuity Analyst 

Location: Agnostic (any IW&I office location)

Type of contract: 9 Month Fixed Term Contract (with view of potential extension) 

Team Description

The IW&I Operational Risk team is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the IW&I operational risk management framework, policies and practices. The business continuity and operational resilience programme also sits within the Operational Risk team

Description of role and key responsibilities

  • This role reports into the Operational Resilience Manager and will focus on delivering the Business Continuity Management framework for Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I) whilst supporting delivery of the regulatory requirements for Operational Resilience

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide expertise and ensure accurate / timely completion of business impact analysis (BIA) and business continuity plans (BCP).
  • Engage with business and functional areas to conduct BIA. Identify critical processes, recovery time objectives (RTO's) and map dependencies (i.e. people, third party vendors, technology).
  • In close partnership with the business, design the requirements for and ensure the implementation of BCP's that consider key business disruption scenarios.
  • Liaise with Technology to ensure disaster recovery planning and RTO's are aligned to BIA's.
  • Provide robust review and challenge of BIA's and BCP's.
  • Design and conduct testing of business continuity plans, ensuring results and lessons learnt are captured and reported accordingly.
  • Support the implementation of business continuity systems and tools.
  • Support delivery of Operational Resilience regulatory requirements which includes; important business services, impact tolerances, mapping, scenario testing and self-assessment.
  • Provide input into operational resilience working group and steering committee, prepare reporting as and when required.
  • Monitor changes in the industry and regulations which IWI need to respond to and ensure IWI takes appropriate action.
  • Promote a culture of operational resilience awareness across IW&I.
  • Produce Management Information packs which highlight key areas of risk or further development.
  • Support the Operational Resilience Manager with ad hoc requests as and when required.

Core skills and knowledge

  • Detailed knowledge of business continuity management methodologies and principles.
  • Sound knowledge of operational resilience regulation in financial services.
  • Experience in disaster recovery and business recovery, preferably within financial services.
  • Running effective workshops to develop business impact analysis (BIA) and business continuity plans (BCP)
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Other attributes that would be helpful, but not essential for the role.

  • Communication – ability to engage with a wide range of colleagues and articulately discuss / write report on various issue (verbal / written / presentation).
  • Challenge – ability to challenge multiple SMEs and management on a wide range of topics and risks.
  • Attention to detail – to pick up on errors and produce accurate work, with strong analytical capability.
  • Organised – work to multiple deadlines yet maintain flexibility through the workday.
  • Experience of dealing with multiple senior stakeholders across multiple business areas (i.e. Front Office, Technology, Operations).
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to deliver at pace and produce high quality output.


  • Understanding of relevant industry standards, e.g. ISO22301.
  • Extensive experience of business continuity management.
  • Relevant tertiary education i.e. BCom/BSc Degree or similar.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch! 

**We are open to conversations about flexible working so please ask** 

Could your career thrive in this setting? Could you see yourself making an impact? If this is the career opportunity you've been waiting for please apply today or contact me for more information. 



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Lindsay Russell

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