Jobs in Risk Management
Whether you are just about to embark on your career
or are seeking an opportunity to enhance your existing
job opportunities, risk management can give you the
chance to become a pivotal player in whichever organisation
you have chosen to work. Why? Because risk management
is a key discipline in its own right, as well as meeting
the requirements of corporate governance and best value.
Few organisations today would make any major decisions
concerning new projects without first assessing the
Current risk management vacancies.
Directions careers information website
Where can risk management take you?
------- Risk Manager in the Public or Private Sectors
Your role will be to make decisions, with others,
relating to the financing and control of risks for
a specific group, company or organisation. You will
need a wide range of skills and some experience to
get here because you could be protecting the very essence
of the business.
-------- Risk Management Adviser --------
Working with one of the larger companies you will
advise organisations, which don’t have in-house
risk management resources, on preparing and implementing
their strategies. You will need a greater spread of
experience for this type of role but there’s
plenty of variety.
-------- Risk Specialist --------
Usually involved in improving risk standards, your
role will be to work with the risk manager or consultant
in key areas such as fire, security or health and safety.
You will need even greater specialist knowledge and
skills and, almost certainly, a qualification in your
The top jobs carry enormous responsibility.
There’s a lot of training and experience to acquire
before you reach this level but it’s worth it.
Quite apart from a top salary, you’ll get all
the satisfaction and sense of achievement anybody could
wish for in a career at the sharp end of management.
So, you like the sound of risk management and you
know what you need to do to get into it, but you’re
not quite sure whether you’re the right person
for the job. Basically you’ll need to be:
||A good communicator – Your
colleagues may not fully understand the importance
of risk management to the organisation
||Friendly and persuasive – You may have
to argue your case
||Analytical – You will have to consider
all the potential risks and how they might impact
on the organisation
||Patient – You can’t afford to lose
your cool – too much depends on your ability
to think clearly and rationally
How can taking the International Diploma or International Certificate in Risk Management
increase career opportunities?
A commitment to lifelong learning and self development
can only reap rewards. By undertaking an IRM qualification
you will be setting yourself apart from others in the
risk management employment market.
Listed below are just a few benefits that IRM qualifications
can provide you with.
||Demonstrate your commitment to learning
||Increase your competence levels
||Achieve the recognised status of CIRM or MIRM and subsequently
||Demonstrate your commitment to the risk management
||Enhance your employability and career opportunities
||Opportunities to meet others in risk management
to share and exchange views, knowledge and ideas
For more information see the IRM International Diploma in Risk Management
Need to know more?
For examples of current risk management
jobs see the recruitment
For more detailed information on membership of the
IRM see joining
For more detailed information on qualifying as a professional
risk manager see IRM International Diploma in Risk Management
For information on the introductory qualification, see IRM International Certificate in Risk Management