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Head of Compliance
Job Ref: J001945
Salary (to): £Negotiable
Location: EDINBURGH
Telephone: 0131 247 6755
Job Type: Permanent
Our client, a small retail financial services organisation, has asked us to help them recruit a new Head of Compliance to be based in their central Edinburgh head office.

From day one, you will be asked to play a key leadership role in a small, experienced combined Risk and Compliance team, reporting directly into the Finance Director. The selected individual will work closely with the Executives and Board to ensure that the organisation continues to comply with all of its obligations under FSMA 2000 and all other relevant regulatory requirements.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for their first ‘Head of’ role or who is looking to make an impact in a smaller organisation where they will get the chance to work closely with senior management/Board on a day to day basis, get closely involved in a broad range of areas/issues and genuinely be able to influence and impact on all aspects of the business.

The leadership of the business prides themselves on the clarity of the strategy, their sustained performance, customer focus and, importantly, a highly supportive/friendly culture – a point reinforced in the staff feedback.

This is an important appointment for our client and would require the individual to take on SMF16 responsibilities. To that end the following requirements are essential for anyone interested in applying for the role:

• Degree level qualification or equivalent
• A minimum of 7 years financial services sector experience – ideally with a retail banking and mortgage/lending background
• Worked at a manager/senior level within a risk and compliance function – with a particular experience in conduct regulation, compliance monitoring, policy development/ implementation and other related regulatory areas
• Experience in or aptitude to developing constructive relationships with senior management around technical matters and issues – as well as good judgement and decision making
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven analytical and problem solving capabilities
• An appreciation of organisational culture and how it influences performance and decision making.

They are offering a competitive financial package including performance bonus, strong pension offering, private healthcare, flexible working and a range of other excellent benefits.

If you would like to find out more please contact Dougie McAndrew on dougie@adamappointments.co.uk
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