Head of Compliance

Head of Compliance opportunity with a Leading European Bank in London
We are excited to partner with a leading European Corporate bank headquartered in London. We are searching for a Head of Compliance holding the SMF16 for its regulated entities in the UK. The Head of Compliance will have a hierarchical reporting line to the Global Head of Compliance and the Country Exec in the UK. As the Head of Compliance, you will have responsibility for regulatory compliance decision-making across the group, as well as oversight of the Financial Crime team, supporting regulated and unregulated entities in the UK.
Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage the Compliance function covering UK legal entities
  • Develop and implement a compliance framework; identifying emerging regulatory risks, mitigation, and monitoring of all compliance risks
  • Deliver the compliance monitoring programme; monitor regulatory requirements, controls, policies and procedures
  • Provide legal entities and support functions with expert, proactive and ongoing regulatory advice
  • Implement and maintain policies and procedures sufficient to achieve compliance with relevant regulations
  • Lead and manage relationships with UK regulators in a transparent and proactive manner
  • Provide periodic and relevant management information, including the annual Compliance Plan, presenting to the Risk Committee
  • On a systematic basis, with Business Line management, identify and assess regulatory risks
  • Ensure that effective training in relation to compliance with rules, regulations and policies is provided to all relevant stakeholders
  • Foster credible and meaningful relationships with UK senior management and key stakeholders across the business

 Key Experience Required

  • Degree educated, similarly a strong academic record, or relevant industry experience
  • Previous experience as an Approved Person SMF16 with a track record of regulatory liaison relationship building
  • ICA Diploma in Compliance or CISI International Diploma in Investment Compliance preferable
  • Proven experience within a corporate and /or investment banking environment with relevant financial services experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide compliance advice and have a thorough understanding of relevant regulatory requirements
  • Ability to communicate on complex regulatory compliance issues at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Display initiative in identifying and presenting solutions to support activities and plans
  • Practical and proactive approach, self-motivated and well-organised
  • Proven leadership, coaching and development skills
  • Deep understanding of relevant existing and emerging regulatory requirements  

In return, our client offers a competitive salary, and performance-based bonuses, in a high-performing, collaborative environment. Interested in hearing more? Please email william.mccoppin@coopman.uk to organise a confidential discussion.
Coopman Search & Selection is a purpose-led financial services recruitment company that combines lateral thinking with sector expertise across Financial Services operating in Dublin, London and New York. Coopman’s expertise spans across front office, compliance, risk, accounting and finance – delivering solutions on a retained, contingent and interim basis.
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At a glance

  • Location: Greater London
  • Job type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Job sector: Banking
  • Salary: £230000 PerAnnum
  • Published: November 6, 2023