The Chief Legal Officer and Group Commercial Director is a newly created function within the Flutter Group with the key objective of protecting the Flutter brand, its customers and shareholders. The function consists of legal, risk, and regulatory compliance activities, including the Group strategy and roadmap for Safer Gambling – a core component of the Group's strategy. The CLO function will influence the strategic direction of the Group's four Divisions (US, Aus, UK/I and International) by setting the risk appetite and establishing the necessary governance, policies and standards to ensure our legal, risk, compliance, regulatory and safe gambling matters are managed in a robust and agile manner.
Group Risk Management is an independent, centralised unit responsible for ensuring all risks across the Flutter Group are appropriately assessed and managed. The role with require a senior risk professional with a broad skillset to provide second line oversight, advice and management across all aspects of enterprise risk in the Group, responsible for risk oversight, risk advisory and setting minimum standards in relation to risk management.
Working with the four Divisions, the Group Senior Risk Managerrole will be primarily responsible for supporting the Director of Risk Management and Risk Management team in the continued development and implementation of the Group's enterprise risk management framework ensuring consistent application, roll-out and implementation of requirements across the Divisions and support functions.
In addition, the role holder will be responsible for assisting and supporting the continued development and implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management strategy and framework. You will have the opportunity to work on key risk related projects such as business continuity, Risk Appetite setting, crisis management and as well as supporting and coordinating relevant governance fora and Board reporting.
Central to this role is the ability to work with both staff and senior management and stakeholders across the Group's operations to ensure that the Risk Management Framework is embedded effectively and appropriately.
What You'll Be Doing...
You will support, guide and assist in the development of a robust enterprise Risk Management Framework, and execution of the Framework across business lines and geographies
You'll help the Group Risk Management function to drive the risk strategy and vision across Flutter Group as well as through its four Divisions
You will partner with commercial and operational area(s) of the business, the First Line, Second and Third lines to ensure risk management practises and processes are appropriately embedded, and requirements are understood and effectively applied
You will assist in prioritising and driving completion of mitigation efforts and improvements in the control environment across the business lines, ensuring monitoring, escalation, and appropriate mitigation of identified exposures that exceed the Group's risk appetite
You will assist in the horizon scanning and analysis of new ‘emerging risks' with potential reputational, commercial and/or strategic impact on the Group;
You will manage the ongoing monitoring and reporting of the organisation's risk profile vis-à-vis the organisational Risk Appetite Statement and risk policies to respective governance bodies including local / regional management and local / regional Risk Committees and Boards.
You will support in the preparation and provide senior management with strategic risk information, insights and opinions; and escalate concerns where appropriate.
You will be accountable for effective participation in risk review forums and active contribution to other risk activities
You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver an effective risk culture across the organisation, establishing strong relationships and maintaining a culture of excellence for ERM change
What We're Looking For...
8-10 years' experience in similar industry or equivalent, Financial Services, Technology and in senior compliance, risk or internal control roles preferred
Applicants should have a third level qualification (degree or similar) in a relevant subject.
Experience in developing and implementing risk frameworks and programs of work in a fast-paced environment would be an asset.
Preparation and delivery of Board and management presentations, reports, and proposals to gain approval for a specific course of action, to inform, or build knowledge.
Exposure to working in the second line of defence in a regulated environment an advantage.
Has a strategic mind-set, takes a long term view and anticipates future trends. risks and implications.
Is a team player; develops robust relationships and works with others across the organisation to get things done.
Can cultivate relationships with senior stakeholders to influence direction of thought and buy into risk as an enabler for growth and strategic decision making.
Demonstrates a bias for action when faced with tough challenges; is confident under pressure.
Embraces change with an open-mind and an eagerness to try out new things.
Demonstrates humility in their dealings with others. Actively listens with intent, appreciates others' opinions.
Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.
We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide.
Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.
On a larger scale
We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.
Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.
Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.
This is your Challenge
Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year