Senior Compliance Manager

Senior Compliance Manager


West Midlands

Hybrid, Permanent

£76,000 - £86,000 Per Year


Kind Consultancy is working with a fast-growing challenger bank which is currently seeking a Senior Compliance Manager to join them in a full-time, permanent role paying up to £86,000 with a predominantly remote working model requiring one day every 2-4 weeks in-office in the West Midlands.

The Senior Compliance Manager will support the Head of Compliance in designing, delivering, embedding and executing the bank’s Compliance & Conduct Risk Framework, with key responsibilities including:

  • Working with senior management to support the business in remaining compliant during strategic change, providing advice and guidance on the application of new or existing regulation.
  • Driving a positive compliance & conduct culture within the Bank.
  • Supporting the design, execution and delivery of Compliance & Conduct-owned policies.
  • Working with the first line of defence in ensuring that the bank has in place robust controls to protect the bank being used to facilitate money laundering and protect the bank and its customers against financial crime.
  • Supporting the Head of Compliance in delivering the Bank’s approved Consumer Duty plan and providing oversight and challenge to business compliance with Consumer Duty.
  • Maintaining up-to-date regulatory knowledge and awareness of industry changes in the context of the business and managing the Bank’s regulatory horizon scanning process.
  • Supporting the Head of Compliance in designing the annual compliance and conduct plan and holding overall responsibility for delivering of the plan, including thematic oversight, customer outcomes testing, BAU oversight etc.
  • Working across the 2nd line of defence, to implement and embed the Bank’s GRC system, ensuring the system becomes appropriately embedded in risk and compliance management.
  • Designing and producing clear, accurate reporting on the status of compliance framework activity for Executive and Board Committees.
  • Demonstrating a good understanding of the business and its aims and objectives
  • Leading in the design and delivery of compliance and conduct training

Our ideal candidate for the Senior Compliance Manager opportunity:

  • Has 5+ years’ experience working in a management role in a 2LOD compliance & conduct or AML function within Financial Services.
  • Has previously worked with senior management and executives to provide compliance & conduct-related support and advice to 1LOD, preferably working in a 2LOD environment.
  • Has a track record of promoting and developing a customer centric approach, with customer outcomes central to decision making.
  • Has experience of providing AML and financial crime oversight and providing guidance to 1LOD with regards to control frameworks and referrals.
  • Has written Compliance Policies.
  • Has experience of horizon scanning and of reviewing and understanding regulatory publications, including regulatory handbooks, policy statements and guidance notes.
  • Has very strong regulatory knowledge of FCA regulation and AML legislation and o key compliance and regulatory topics, including Consumer Duty.
  • Is able to understand and interpret regulations and regulatory guidance for the bank and senior management.
  • Has experience of completing, maintaining or co-ordinating Compliance MI or Committee packs.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills in both writing and speech, including the ability to translate complex compliance matters for a variety of audiences.
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to develop key relationships across the bank.
  • Having worked on the implementation of Consumer Duty at a comparable organisation would be highly desirable, as would past experience of delivering training on compliance, conduct and/or financial crime (including AML)

If you're interested in the Senior Compliance Manager opportunity and you have the skills, knowledge and experience we're looking for and are based in or able to commute to the West Midlands, please apply with an updated CV today.

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