Associate - Resilience, Safety, and Security

BlackRock, Inc.

Associate - Resilience, Safety, and Security

Salary Not Specified

BlackRock, Inc., Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 1 week ago, 4 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

This role will provide direct support to the Business Continuity Management program and standards, aiming to uphold a resilient, prepared and responsive business environment in the event of a disaster.

This role will report to the EMEA Head of Resilience and will support global operations as required.,

  • Develop, implement, and uphold business continuity planning aligned with global standards and local regulations, tailored to the needs of business functions in the region.

  • Conduct Business Impact Analyses to pinpoint recovery needs, collaborating with business stakeholders to devise and execute recovery plans in case of business disruptions.

  • Ensure plans are developed with a high level of quality and adherence to BCM policy and standard requirements.

  • Ensure that recovery strategies are tailored to meet the specific needs of the business and are effective in achieving their intended objectives'

  • Manage and facilitate annual business recovery exercises, encompassing Dedicated Recovery Sites (DRS), Alternate Office, and Work Transfer as needed, tailored to specific functions and locations.

  • Ensure timely remediation and closure of exercise findings and ensure exercise reports adhere to global standards.


  • Crisis Management

  • Monitor potential disruptive incidents across the region and coordinate with regional and country stakeholders, as required, to ensure appropriate response and communications.

  • Assist in the coordination of Crisis Management invocations and provide support during disruptive incidents that require the invocation of business continuity plans.

  • Manage the emergency notification system and ensure proficiency and inclusion when activating crisis management teams.

  • Develop and implement Crisis Management training and tabletop exercises in the region.


  • Ensure that Crisis Team Memberships are accurately maintained in accordance with global policies and standards.,
  • Ensure businesses are proficient in updating business continuity plans in our BCM planning system.

  • Coordinate plan walkthroughs and tabletop exercises to raise BCP awareness.

    Bachelors or higher degree

  • 2+ years of related job experience

  • Strong analytical and data visualization skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills

  • Strong technical knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

  • Team player, ready to promote a culture of collaboration, innovation and mutual respect

  • Willing to provide support during a crisis 24/7/365, if needed

  • Experience with Security or Health & Safety a plus

    The Business Continuity Team (BCM) is part of the broader Resilience, Safety and Security team (RSS) which contributes to the continued success of BlackRock through strategic solutions and business services that provide each employee with an efficient, resilient, safe and high-performance work experience.


  • Enterprise Resilience, Safety and Security is comprised of four key functions - Business Continuity Management (BCM), Disaster Recovery (DR), Security and Safety. These teams are tasked with implementing a risk-based management approach to safeguard BlackRock staff and visitors, as well as its reputation, physical and information assets, and operations from potential disruptive events.

    The BCM team oversees the resilience of our operations by documenting and analyzing risks, developing mitigation plans, and conducting exercises to validate these plans. The team is also responsible for providing a crisis response framework to effectively coordinate activities during disruptive events., BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

    About BlackRock

    At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

    This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

    To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.