Job title: Compliance Officer - FTC 6 Months

Location: London, Milton Keynes or Wilmslow

Closing date:

Job Summary

This is a 6-month FTC to support the Head of Compliance in ensuring the Bank adheres to its regulatory compliance responsibilities by providing appropriate compliance oversight over the Bank’s operational environment. This will be provided through advisory support and compliance monitoring reviews. The Compliance Officer (FTC) will be a part of a wider Compliance Team who, working closely with other Risk teams form part of the Bank’s second line of defence (2LOD).

Key responsibilities

  • Provide input and recommendations to the Head of Compliance, or Compliance Manager in relation to the compliance strategy, compliance framework and monitoring plan for the Bank, including in relation to key risks and future potential challenges
  • Collation and validation of MI to inform compliance reporting to Bank committees and senior management in relation to regulatory risk
  • Review, investigate and provide support and guidance on referrals to the Compliance Team such as in relation to financial promotions, customer communications and dependent upon role, PEP escalations, Conflicts of Interest, Gifts and Entertainment and Suspicious Activity Reports
  • Undertake horizon scanning of new regulatory impacts on the Bank, reporting MI as required. Liaising with affected business areas as required to ensure key changes and risks are understood and mitigated
  • Undertake compliance monitoring reviews (including sample checking and/or Thematic Reviews) to obtain assurance as to the Bank’s adherence to regulatory requirements in accordance with the agreed Compliance
  • Monitoring Plan and following the Bank’s Compliance Monitoring Methodology
  • Assist in ensuring the Bank remains fully compliant in discharging its AML obligations and to identify any instances of financial crime, fraud, bribery and corruption, or conflicts of interest
  • Advise the business on proposed activities and the regulatory impact from a financial crime perspective, liaising with the DMLRO, to escalate issues identified.

Skills required

  • Advanced understanding of home purchase plan products (inc. Secured financing), and unregulated home finance business
  • Risk awareness of issues identified for escalation, proposing resolutions
  • Regulatory standards awareness
  • Strong business report writing and presentation skills

About us

Founded in 2007, we are a challenger bank that operates in accordance with Shariah principles, with offices in London, Milton Keynes and Wilmslow. We offer personal and corporate savings products and finance for UK residential property, in addition to sourcing and advising on UK real estate investments.

Additional Details:

We offer a highly attractive reward package; the typical benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday entitlement increasing with service
  • Pension plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Group dental insurance
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Employee referral bonus

Gatehouse Bank is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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