Head of Compliance UK

Date Posted: 03/06/2021

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne (other base locations in Scotland may be considered for the right candidate)

Job Description

Position: Full Time / Permanent

Aberdein Considine are looking to recruit a dynamic Head of Compliance UK to work across the firm to develop and maintain governance, risk and compliance solutions for the Lender Services Practice Group. The successful candidate will be qualified to degree level and have knowledge and experience of the FCA compliance regime. The ideal candidate will be Newcastle Upon Tyne based however other base locations in Scotland may be considered for the right candidate. The Head of Compliance UK will be required to travel to both Aberdeen and Glasgow offices. A full clean driver’s licence is essential.

ROLE OF DEPARTMENT
To develop and maintain governance, risk and compliance solutions for the Lender Services Practice Group.

JOB PURPOSE

The management, progression and development of the Compliance Team on a daily basis.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring compliance with the necessary Financial Conduct Authority requirements, with particular emphasis on the Mortgage Conduct of Business Rules and the Consumer Credit Sourcebook as applicable to the Lender Services Practice Group (LSPG) and the “conduct risk” approach to compliance.
  • Ensuring full compliance with the necessary Solicitors Regulation Authority (England & Wales) and Law Society of Scotland (Scotland) requirements, working in conjunction with the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (England & Wales) and the Risk Partner (Scotland).
  • Developing and delivering a strategy for the Compliance Team.
  • Delivering key performance metrics and managing targets within the team to ensure governance, risk and compliance targets are met.
  • Leading LSPG’s production of management information for financial services clients, in accordance with contractual requirements set out in the Service Level Agreements.
  • Complete familiarisation with all client service level agreements in place. Active involvement and participation of all re-tender or new tender processes from a governance, risk and compliance perspective.
  • Ensuring all LSPG policies and procedures are adhered to by all team members.
  • Liaising regularly and where appropriate with all key client contacts to facilitate review meetings, compliance audits, training and conference calls.
  • Ensuring compliance with the necessary Financial Conduct Authority requirements, with particular emphasis on the Mortgage Conduct of Business Rules and the Consumer Credit Sourcebook as applicable to the Lender Services Practice Group (LSPG) and the “conduct risk” approach to compliance.
  • Ensuring full compliance with the necessary Solicitors Regulation Authority (England & Wales) and Law Society of Scotland (Scotland) requirements, working in conjunction with the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (England & Wales) and the Risk Partner (Scotland).
  • Developing and delivering a strategy for the Compliance Team.
  • Delivering key performance metrics and managing targets within the team to ensure governance, risk and compliance targets are met.
  • Leading LSPG’s production of management information for financial services clients, in accordance with contractual requirements set out in the Service Level Agreements.
  • Complete familiarisation with all client service level agreements in place. Active involvement and participation of all re-tender or new tender processes from a governance, risk and compliance perspective.
  • Ensuring all LSPG policies and procedures are adhered to by all team members.
  • Liaising regularly and where appropriate with all key client contacts to facilitate review meetings, compliance audits, training and conference calls.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
 
Essential
  • Bachelor degree
Desirable
  • A professional qualification in the field of governance, risk and compliance
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential
· Experience of the FCA compliance regime
· Experience within the financial services sector
·Team management experience
· Previous experience of preparing and executing presentations to large groups

Desirable
  • Team leadership experience
  • Previous experience of working with corporate or financial services clients
  • Experience of working within law firms or other professional services firms
  • Experience of legal regulation, either Solicitors Regulation Authority or Law Society of Scotland

KNOWLEDGE
Essential
  • Knowledge of the FCA regulatory regime and compliance methods including the 3 lines of defence model
  • Understanding of the role of service providers to the financial services sector.
  • Complete familiarity of all Microsoft office packages and previous experience of working within a bespoke case management system.
Desirable
  • Ability to analyse performance related data and extract and review key findings from
    same  
  • Understanding of the regulated mortgage market from a governance, risk and compliance perspective.

APTITUDES
 Essential
  • Organised and professional
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Experience of data analysis
Desirable
  • Able to lead a team across the UK
 


How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN