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Governance supervisor for the banking sector - De Nederlandsche Bank

Locatie: Amsterdam
Assess the effective functioning of domestic and international banks' governance arrangements and practices as a governance supervisor for the banking sector at DNB.

You will have an impact
Working for DNB, you will have an impact on financial stability and sustainable prosperity. As a governance supervisor for the banking sector, you will be working on a variety of issues in the area of governance, risk and controls. Your expertise has a direct impact on the supervised banks and you will be contributing to the development of their governance arrangements.

This is what you will be doing as a governance supervisor for the banking sector
You will assess the effective functioning of domestic and international banks' governance arrangements and practices, as well as the impact of related risks on the banks' operational management and strategy. You will participate in a range of examinations, inspections and projects, including sector-wide thematic examinations and inspections at individual banks.

You will discuss matters at the highest level with the banks' senior management and management and supervisory board members. You will be working in project teams of varying composition, comprising DNB colleagues and other supervisors working with the ECB's Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). You will contribute to the development of new assessment frameworks. You will share your observations with the account supervisors and advise them on the appropriate supervisory strategy.

What exactly does your job involve?

  • Assessing governance arrangements at banks based on on-site inspections, reports and interviews. Assessing the effective functioning of these governance arrangements at banks.
  • Identifying new risks related to governance by assessing analyses and observing trends that may point towards new risks emerging.
  • Discussing your work at the highest level with the banks' management and supervisory board members, senior management, and other staff members. Probing further to identify and understand the underlying challenges.
  • Advising DNB’s account supervisors, SSM supervisors and DNB's Governing Board on governance-related matters and the necessary follow-up.
  • Sharing your knowledge and observations with your DNB and SSM colleagues, to improve the effectiveness of Dutch and European governance supervision.

This is where you will be working
You will be based in Amsterdam, but your activities as a governance supervisor will also include frequent travel abroad.You will be working in the On-Site Supervision and Banking Expertise (OSBE) Division. We carry out our inspections at banks in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the EU and play an expert role for our other banking supervision divisions. You will be working in a team of 12 colleagues within the Business Models & Governance (BMG) department, our expert center for the business models, profitability and governance risk areas. Our working atmosphere is open, friendly and down-to-earth, and we work in project teams of varying composition. This means that we value cooperation and support each other.

Working for the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)
DNB is an integral part of the SSM, composed of the European Central Bank and national competent authorities of 19 euro area countries. Working for the SSM comprises working for short periods of time abroad in the context of regular business travels, trainings or on-site visits, and for potentially longer periods during on-site inspections. This is an important characteristic of our jobs complemented by an environment in which wellbeing/work-life balance is enabled. Working for the SSM also implies collaborating in multi-national and -cultural teams and in the context of different national frameworks. Therefore a strong ability to use other EU working languages for business purposes is an asset.

This is what you will bring to us
At DNB you will be working together with other professionals with high-caliber skills and expertise. We need you to be decisive and rational, and have strong analytical skills. You must also have solid influencing and convincing skills. You are good at maintaining professional relationships and have a clear style of communication. You always remain critical, continue to ask questions and are able to hold your ground in difficult discussions. Your views and findings are always well-argumented.

What other competencies are we looking for?

  • You have a University Master's degree in economics, financial law or another relevant field, preferably supplemented by governance-related training courses.
  • You have at least three years of relevant work experience, e.g. in the area of governance, compliance, risk, remuneration policy or internal audit in the financial sector (banks, insurers, pension funds) or with a consultancy firm. Alternatively, you have research experience in the relevant areas.
  • You have an excellent command of English both written and spoken. A sufficient command of Dutch is a plus. If you have no command of Dutch yet, you should be willing to learn the language quickly.
  • You have a good feel for relationships and feel at ease in an intercultural environment.
  • You do not have any problems with travelling frequently.

This is what we offer you
A 36-hour working week right at the heart of today's financial and economic current events. You will be working for a diverse, dependable and socially committed employer that always responds to the changing requirements of our environment and will never ceases to innovate. This will offer you a wealth of opportunities to develop and gain new experiences, both in the Netherlands and abroad. You will initially be working on a one-year contract, with the prospect of an extension, provided you have performed well and our organization has not undergone any changes that affect your job.

The other excellent terms and conditions of employment for this position are:

  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.500 and € 5.800, based on a 36-hour working week. Among other things, the final salary will depend on your expertise and experience.
  • A 13th monthly salary, and an 8% holiday allowance calculated on your 13-month salary.
  • Your pension entitlements will accrue under a career-average scheme including provisional indexation, with a 6.1% employee contribution.
  • Full reimbursement of your public transport commute.
  • Plenty of opportunities for professional and personal development through education and training.
  • A healthy work-life balance. In this position, it is possible to divide your working week into 4 9-hour days.

On top of all of this, you will be working right in the centre of Amsterdam, with excellent public transport connections. Depending on your position, you can also work from home part of the time, and we increasingly work according to agile methods.

Apply now! Because contributing to financial stability and sustainable prosperity... that is working at DNB
If working with an impact as a governance supervisor for the banking sector appeals to you, then don't wait but send us your job application straight away! Please send us your motivation letter and full cv no later than 24 July 2018. Do you have any questions before you apply? Just contact Willem Schudel (manager) via 06 2111 3790 of met Martin Avans (recruiter) via 06 2913 9069 / We will be happy to tell you what makes working for DNB unique.

Our assessment of candidates is a very careful process. For us as a reliable employer, this is only natural. We therefore ask you to complete an e-assessment and demonstrate your analytical skills in a writing test (case study) as part of our selection procedure.
This is a category 2a position, which means you are subject to a legal background check. The process also involves an online screening. You can find more information about the screening process here (information only available in Dutch).

The purpose of this vacancy is application, not acquisition.


Information and application:


Please send your application for Governance supervisor for the banking sector at De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam including your CV and motivation letter via our website.

Job posted

06 juli 2018
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Martin Avans
m. 06 2913 9069

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