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IT Risk-Information Assurance Lead-Hybrid


IT Risk-Information Assurance Lead-Hybrid


Zurich Insurance Plc are currently recruiting for an IT Risk-Information Assurance Lead. 

The IT Risk Governance function works closely with multiple stakeholders including Business Change, IT Services, Business Resilience, local subject matter experts, the wider Risk function and key 3rd parties.This Information Assurance Role will also be key to supporting contract owners in the oversight of 3rd party suppliers and partners that help deliver the business services for Zurich Ireland customers.

Your Role


As a IT Risk-Information Assurance Lead your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:


Role & Responsibilities:

  • Gather and validate information to provide assurance of IT Operational effectiveness of IT Services and 3rd party service providers
  • Identify actions to remediate IT operational gaps with IT Services and 3rd party service providers
  • Work with stakeholder to close IT operational gaps with IT Services and 3rd party service providers
  • Collate and assess evidence of operational effectiveness of IT Services and 3rd party service providers
  • Ensure and monitor the execution of IT control activities based on consistent application of sound risk management principles
  • Advise and support delivery of IT Risk process improvements   
  • Support implementation of Business Continuity Resilience processes as required
  • Support supplier managers on oversight of 3rd Party relationships
  • Monitor adherence to Risk Appetite (ZIP and ZLAP) and ensure an effective risk plans are in place where necessary;
  • Participate in risk assessments.  Work with stakeholders to develop risk mitigation action plans and monitor the completion of these plans;
  • Liaise with 2nd and 3rd line 
  • Upskilling of and supporting existing team members
  • Provide input to risk reports and risk governance on material risk matters


Additional Job Functions:

  • Builds excellent working relationship with IT Risk Governance Lead
  • Builds good working relationships with IT Director, Deputy IT Director, COO, CRO, Business Information Security Officer, IT Services Teams
  • Builds good working relationships with contract owners of 3rd Party Suppliers
  • Builds good working relationships with Business Resilience and Risk functions
  • Engagement with partners within the wider Zurich Group
  • Engagement with external parties like auditors and regulatory bodies
  • Responds maturely to ambiguity and complexity.

Your Skills & Qualifications


As an IT Risk-Information Assurance Lead your skills and qualifications will include: 


  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification would be strongly desirable. (Support given for further certification / upskilling)
  • Knowledge of Central Bank of Ireland and other regulatory requirements for the management of IT related risks; 
  • Experience in IT Service and infrastructure management is desirable
  • Knowledge of secure Application Development process and controls is desirable
  • Ability to understand IT Risk Policies, Controls and the development of action plans for full implementation.
  • Experience of the Business Continuity Frameworks would be desirable
  • Experienced in developing tools, reports, metrics for support evidence of controls
  • Experience of working in a cross functional, distributed working environment
  • Knowledgeable in financial industries IT governance frameworks

Non-Technical Competencies:

  • Proactive, enthusiastic with a hunger for excellence
  • Able to cope with fast moving environment with varying workloads and pressures.
  • Problem solving and judgement skills
  • A good team worker, building team spirit
  • Sets high standards for quality and quantity
  • Takes personal responsibility for resolving issues
  • An ability to work independently and under limited supervision 
  • Excellent communication skills in articulation of policies and procedures
  • Good interpersonal skills and the confidence to deal with colleagues and 3rd Parties on a pro-active basis
  • Works in a systematic, methodical & orderly way
  • Strong influencing skills.


Competencies & Behaviours:

  • Demonstrate commitment to corporate values.
  • Take accountability for participating in the Performance management cycle. 
  • Take action to improve performance on the job.
  • Assist and support co-workers.
  • Take action to manage own personal development.
  • Approach tasks with a ‘Can Do’ attitude, 

Additional Information


Primary work location may be based in Wexford or Dublin  but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Jemma Doran is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.

Who we are 

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand – with our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!

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