Graduate Development Programme (Data Specialist - Risk)
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) is the regulatory body for the finance sector in Guernsey. The Commission’s primary objective is to regulate and supervise financial services in Guernsey, with integrity, proportionality and professional excellence, and in so doing, help to uphold the international reputation of Guernsey as a finance centre.
Operating in a complex, dynamic and unique environment the Commission is conscious that the development of its staff is of paramount importance if it is to maintain its high standard of regulation in the Guernsey finance industry. GFSC have over 100 staff based in their offices in St Peter Port - the capital of Guernsey and one of Europe's prettiest harbour towns (complete with cobbled streets and picturesque seafront marina). The Commission is looking to recruit graduates for their Graduate Development Programme (“GDP”) to start assoon as possible.
The GDP enables candidates to learn all the skills required to become a successful analyst within the GFSC. During the programme candidates will undertake three placements, starting in the Risk division which requires someone with strong data analysis skills. Other divisions include:
- Banking and Insurance
- Investment, Fiduciary and Pension
- Financial Crime
- Working to ensure the Commission delivers high quality prudential, financial crime and conduct regulation within the Bailiwick of Guernsey including facilitating innovation and discouraging poor quality ventures.*
- Assisting to protect and enhance the Bailiwick’s international reputation and competitive position* within the financial services sector in order to promote a regulatory environment in which good firms do good business.*
- Liaising with Commission management, divisional representatives and external professionals regarding data and analysis requirements.
- Providing support on the development and implementation of the risk management framework for the assessment of impact and risk of licensees.
Specific to role within Risk division
- Working closely with management to prioritise business and information needs.
- Takes responsibility for extracting and collating data, and analysing data, patterns and trends.
- Production of timely and relevant management information.
- Assisting with the identification of reporting requirements and the development of reports and dashboards.
- Proactively seek out and resolve data quality issues. Identify improvements that can be made to processes and procedures to prevent re-occurrence.
- Assisting with the maintenance of key risk indictor, impact metric and other parameters in PRISM.
- Assisting and advising supervisors on the risk management framework and on the use of the system.
Communication and Written Skills
- Liaising with divisional representatives in order to identify test cases, develop test plans and test outcomes, and undertake system testing as required.
- Participating, as a Risk Unit representative, in Risk Governance Panels.
- Producing written work which is accurate, clear and concise, that can be relied upon as a Commission record.
- Effectively Chairs/contributes to meetings in a clear and professional manner.
Profossional Excellence and Cooperation
- Collaborating with others across the team and the Commission; understanding all aspects of the role and how it contributes to the success of the Commission.
- Assisting with the training of new staff joining the organisation, recognising the different styles and abilities of the team.
- Demonstrating an awareness of both Commission and Industry pressures, developing a ‘can do’ attitude whilst taking personal responsibility for own workload, prioritising tasks and rescheduling as required, ensuring plans are put in place to meet the Commission’s business objectives and are communicated appropriately.
- Representing the Commission and developing career by attending appropriate training courses, conferences, workshops and seminars.
- Takes responsibility for updating professional and technical knowledge, developing an understanding of regulatory laws, rules, codes and guidance. Working towards accreditation required in the role, including professional qualifications where appropriate.
- Completing all work promptly to a high standard, in line with team requirements and ensures a high quality of work is consistently produced by the team displaying a high level of attention to detail.
- Makes constructive recommendations for change and improvement and assists in the implementation of all change.
Person Specification and Requirements
- An interest in working within financial services regulation
- Demonstrating strong analytical skills with the ability to interrogate, collate and analyse information with attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong academic background in any discipline (min 2.1 at degree level)
- Ability and willingness to learn – including SQL for querying data and advanced Excel techniques for data analysis and presentation. (Previous experience in SQL or similar is highly desirable)
- Strong visual design sense regarding clear and unambiguous presentation of data.
- Ability to explain complex topics in a clear and logical way.
- Ability to comprehend new concepts quickly.
- Good interpersonal and presentation skills.