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Enterprise Risk Management and Assurance Specialist

DLA Piper
Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester or Sheffield
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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The role

This Enterprise Risk and Assurance specialist role will enable you to work within DLA Piper’s Risk and Resilience team as part of the wider International Risk Group. The role will have a dual focus of (i) to support ERM activities including risk identification, assessment and assurance and (ii) act as the custodian of our risk systems, analysis and reporting.

  1. Reporting to the Enterprise Risk Managers (London) the Enterprise Risk and Assurance Specialist plays a crucial role in mitigating enterprise risks that could impact DLA Pipers’ strategic, business, and operational objectives. The specialist creates and protects value by providing subject matter expertise in risk identification and management, as well as offering objective assurance insight across all enterprise risk activities. 
  2. You will play a critical role in ensuring accurate and timely reporting of risk-related information to senior management, and other stakeholders. You will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to enhance risk reporting processes and drive transparency across the firm.

Whilst this role is predominantly focussed on stakeholder engagement and reporting, through collaboration with the wider ERM team, we are looking for someone interested in further developing their skills around the use of data and the way we can enhance our data analytics to provide increasingly valuable insight on risk. 


Enterprise Risk

  • Support the Enterprise Risk Team in delivering the objectives and activities for the roll-out of the risk programme.
  • Work with SMEs and stakeholders in the development and ongoing maintenance of their risk registers using our existing software tool.


  • Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, including specialist monitoring and challenge to the management of specific areas of risk.  
  • Supporting root cause analysis exercises into major risks identified across the firm.
  • Support the production, tracking and analysis of key risk indicators.

Data Governance and Quality

  • Ensure data accuracy and consistency in risk reporting.
  • Implement data quality controls and address any data issues promptly.

Risk Analysis and Reporting

  • Prepare regular risk reports, including key risk indicators (KRIs), risk exposure, and stress testing results.
  • Analyse risk data to identify trends, anomalies, and emerging risks.
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to validate and enhance models used for reporting.
  • Communicate risk insights effectively to IRG Management and other stakeholder as required.
  • Support the production of executive summaries and presentations for risk-related meetings.
  • Address inquiries related to risk reporting from internal and external stakeholders.

Continuous Improvement

  • Continuously enhance risk reporting processes by leveraging automation and technology.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline workflows and reduce manual efforts.
  • Participate in projects related to risk system enhancements and upgrades.


  • A good understanding of practical implementation of risk methodologies and at least 5 years’ experience with risk and control activities at a delivery and support level.
  • Degree qualified in risk management, business management or related discipline preferred.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high quality reports and papers to a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Inquisitive, confident, and organised in managing multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Logical thinking, quick learner and action orientated.
  • A helpful and positive manner, with an optimistic, open, pragmatic and flexible approach to change.
  • Experience of data analysis and data visualisation using tools such as PowerBi or Python desirable.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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+44 (0)20 7349 0296
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