Senior Analyst, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (Limerick or Dublin) - 12 month FTC

Limerick, Munster, Ireland
18 Jan 2022
10 Feb 2022
Contract type
Full time

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

As a Northern Trust employee (Partner), you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve.

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing adjustments to individuals with health conditions and disabilities. If you would benefit from adjustments for any part of the employment process, please inform the recruiter to discuss your individual requirements.

We strive to have a globally diverse workforce where engagement and inclusion drive business excellence. We believe in the power of collaborative partnerships and are proud to work with a number of organisations across EMEA who provide us with ongoing knowledge, education and insights to support our efforts.

We monitor our progress by participating in market benchmarks which assess industry best practice and are delighted to have received a Silver Award from the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index over two consecutive years, and a Gold Award from the UK Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Role/ Department:

Reporting to the business resiliency manager of the Ireland NT offices, this role involves assisting in the coordination of business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) planning and implementation processes across the business. Key elements of the role include the following:

  • Consulting with individual functional areas to enhance BC and DR plans, including analysing, reviewing and critiquing plans and test results. 
  • Preparing and presenting analysis in the form of spreadsheets and written reports for Risk groups and Business Unit Management.
  • Facilitating exercising of plans, using a variety of approaches, to strengthen plan development.
  • Assist with BC & DR training to functional areas in line with the requirements of the corporate standards.
  • In the event of a significant incident that impacts operations, providing input and coordinating successful business resumption and recovery activities.
  • Coordinate with technology partners to ensure that appropriate recovery strategies are in place for technology applications

Note: This role is a 12 month fixed-term contract, and is a secondment opportunity for internal partners.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Monitors and reports upon BC and DR plan status and approval through interaction with team leaders and managers as applicable.
  • Consults with individual areas, identifying needs, gathering information, and analysing data to assist in the development of BC & DR plans.
  • Analyses and reviews business unit BC and DR plans and test results by assessing various data, including compliance with corporate standards.
  • Interacts with all levels throughout the organisation to present the BC and DR programs and processes and to ensure that workable plans are created.
  • Provides assistance in the management of the response to any significant incident which has the potential to impact operations. 
  • Assists in the formal presentation of the bank's BC and DR processes and strategies to clients to assure them their needs will be met during a significant incident.
  • Provides input into the development of the corporate BC and DR policy, standards, guidelines and instructions.
  • Prepares management reports consistent with department and corporate standards regarding individual plans and overall plan status as necessary.
  • Maintains awareness of current legal/compliance requirements for BC and DR plans and standards and interprets and applies principles to remain in compliance with same.

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Previous Risk/Advisory/Oversight experience
  • Previous Financial Services experience
  • Knowledge of business resiliency solutions, communications and systems technologies.
  • Strong  preparation/presentation skills
  • Strong Excel experience (macros/pivot tables)
  • Strong data manipulation experience
  • Negotiation and organisational skills for plan development and implementation
  • Knowledge of legal and compliance requirements for financial institutions regarding BC and DR programs a plus. 

Working with Us:

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

  • Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review
  • Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days
  • Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance, Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

And Finally

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.

We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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