Head of Compliance - #1134432


Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Salary: £90,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Location: Manchester/RedhillReporting to: Executive Director - OperationsMain purpose of job: To lead the Verlingue Compliance Team in the UK that acts as a safeguard for the business, promotes ethical practices, ensures regulatory compliance, mitigates risk and supports the overall wellbeing of the company as well as for our clients. The role would lead an internal team and external consultants to ensure that the business delivers on its aspirations. The team sits within the larger Operations structure and contributes to and is supported by that broader group.Key Accountabilities
  • To positively lead and develop the UK Compliance Team
  • Create and execute the Compliance strategy for the business in conjunction with the Executive Director – Operations
  • Be the face of Verlingue with the regulators, auditors, chartered institutes and PI insurers
  • Keep up to date with, and understand, relevant laws and regulations and communicate and cascade these in a way that is appropriate for the business
  • Monitor market developments and share information at an early stage to ensure the business can positively react to upcoming change
  • Lead the Risk Committee process and ensure the risk matrix remains updated
  • Be an active member of OPCO providing updates, trend analysis and management information as appropriate including Fair Value
  • Produce board papers and updates to EXCO, Board and Group as appropriate
  • Build positive relationships and collaborate across the business, including France & Europe, and beyond through active Business Partnering
  • Provide a knowledge of and insight into European regulations where appropriate that may impact our UK operation including the Lloyds environment
  • Provide guidance & training to employees on regulatory changes and the law
  • Work with the business to ensure that policies & procedures are relevant, accurate, understood and embedded in what we do
  • Manage and ensure the correct level of audits and role plays are carried out
  • Support the business meet its growth aspirations by supporting new business pitches, agreeing TOBAs, acquisitions, etc and participate in company projects and initiatives
  • Oversight and management of all complaints and Errors & Omissions with effective reporting carried out
  • Oversight and management of any data breaches with effective reporting carried out
  • Ensure marketing materials, presentations and websites are compliant with regulatory requirements
  • Carry out required regulatory returns or surveys
  • Support reviews of contracts
  • Liaise with our Compliance Advisors
Person Specification
  • Excellent working knowledge of the FCA rules
  • Excellent working knowledge of the ICO rules
  • Good understanding of associations such as BIBA
  • Good understanding of the London Markets and Lloyds environment and insight into European markets
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrate confidence, strong relationship management, diplomacy and decisiveness
  • Able to successfully balance the absolute need to be compliant with business acumen
  • Ability to find solutions, demonstrate a “can do” mentality and get actively involved
  • Be a strong self-motivator and desire to be flexible
  • To remain calm and solution focused when under pressure
  • Aligned with the Verlingue values and behaviours
  • ACII or suitable professional qualification - desirable
  • Suitable legal qualification - desirable
BenefitsCompetitive salary, 25 days holiday, 6% employer contribution pension scheme, buy & sell holiday scheme, cash plan, life assurance (4x basic salary), income protection, private medical insurance (when eligible), hybrid working, discounted insurance, EAPREF-214 108

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