Compliance Manager - 12 month FTC (maternity cover)

Compliance Manager - 12 month FTC (maternity cover)

Haywards Heath or Salford Quays
Corporate Governance
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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Group Compliance Manager to join our talented Corporate Governance – Risk & Controls team in either Haywards Heath, West Sussex or Salford Quays, Manchester on a 12-month fixed-term contract.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and being accountable for the Compliance function of the group, incorporating advisory, monitoring and business partnering activity. You’ll need to define, implement and be accountable for the performance of the group’s Compliance function.
Job responsibilities
  • Design and deliver a suitable Group Compliance Framework (GCF) to be delivered (including but not limited to policy, procedure, process, manuals, monitoring programmes and reporting), and to produce an annual assessment for review by the Group Audit Committees (GAC)
  • Maintain independent oversight and management of the standard and performance of compliance resource provided to the group by external third party service providers
  • Provide oversight and management of the implementation of all agreed recommendations arising and make recommendations for improvement to the GAC
  • Provide consolidated compliance reports comprising regulatory updates and compliance issues seen across the group for the relevant GAC
  • Ensure that all relevant regulatory returns are submitted in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Implement, oversee and ensure the efficacy of the regulatory change process, ensuring that these are highlighted, assessed and escalated to relevant parties
  • Ensure findings of any reviews undertaken by relevant regulatory bodies are brought to the attention of the relevant senior fora and to ensure that appropriate action is taken
  • Manage regulatory change and act as an advisor to senior management on regulatory matters
  • Define, scope and deliver the group-wide compliance monitoring plan
  • Produce and deliver an annual compliance plan
  • Provide independent review of performance in relation to Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) and conduct risk
  • Management of the Compliance department, and the relationship management of any outsourced service providers
  • Be the Deputy Whistleblowing Officer for First Central Insurance Management (FCIM)
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Recognised compliance, audit or legal qualification preferable
  • Operating at senior management level within an FCA or similarly authorised business
  • Substantial compliance experience in financial services, preferably the insurance sector
  • Business and functional management experience
  • Substantial understanding of regulatory rules, regulations, principles and codes of practice and of the wider regulatory and legislative framework affecting the financial services sector
  • Proven experience of leading and managing a team
  • High level of integrity and reliability
  • Calm and confident under pressure
  • Demanding and supportive
  • Ability to question and obtain information from others
  • Analytical and strategic thinker with clear ability to distil into key points
What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle, including a company pension scheme, group life assurance, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, professional subscription fees, the opportunity to buy additional holiday, health cash plan, help with travel expenses and the opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work.

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

Are you the person we’re looking for? If so, we look forward to hearing from you. Apply today!

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Generous holiday entitlement

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Health cash plan

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