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Head of Business Continuity Management

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Compliance, Cyber Security

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Octavian Donnelly

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0874

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

On the behalf of a leading buy-side asset management client, Rutherford is looking to speak to an experienced Business Continuity Management professional with strong senior stakeholder management experience. This is a senior role reporting directly into the MD for Business Operational Risk & Resilience Strategy. The role is based in the City of London with options for flexible working arrangements.

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of this role is to manage the Client’s global Business Continuity framework, including plans, impact analysis, testing and reporting. Successful management of the framework requires close collaboration with senior management and key individuals across all business units. The role is also responsible for ensuring that all regulatory and policy requirements are met and that the firm is at the forefront of best practices and changes taking place within the industry.


Coordinate Business Continuity initiatives globally across the business, liaising with all key stakeholders; this includes regular review and testing of existing Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and Business Impact Assessment (BIA).

  • Development of new BCP or BIAs as required

  • Maintain existing Crisis Management Team (CMT) framework and incident response planning

  • Align incident response planning and CMT with other related frameworks, such as the Cyber Incident Response Team and Plans owned by the Information Security Team

  • Implementation of new BCP tool, including supporting business users during the roll-out

  • Development and maintenance of Business Continuity related information on the Intranet

  • Manage and execute all BCM and Operational Resilience scenario tests, including desktop exercises

  • In the event a situation leads to the invocation of the BCP and/or convening of the CMT, liaise with all areas of the business and facilitate delivery of identified actions and subsequent reviews of actions taken

  • Provision of regular reporting (written and verbal) to a range of stakeholders such as boards, committees, clients, etc.

  • Maintaining a high degree of knowledge and industry insight around global regulations, best practices, and anticipated changes relating to Business Continuity Management

  • Supporting the integration of BCM into the developing Operational Resilience framework

Candidate Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional qualification in business continuity – CBCI minimum

  • Experience in a Business Continuity Management role in financial services or professional services

  • Operational Resilience experience preferred

  • Strong academic achievement

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Well organised with a strong attention to detail

  • Highly motivated, and self-starting

Salary: circa £85,000 - £90,000 + excellent benefits

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Octavian Donnelly.
Phone: 020 3778 0874
Reference Code: 11311

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.