Job title: Compliance Officer

Location: London, Milton Keynes or Wilmslow

Closing date:

Job Summary

To support the Head of Compliance in ensuring that 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 role holder will be 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
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of relevant regulations, handbooks, sourcebooks, and industry best practice as is applicable to the business model of the Bank including but not limited to PRA, FCA (including but not limited to PRIN, SYSC, MCOB, BCOBs, DISP, T&C, TCF and Consumer Duty, SMCR and Conduct Risk), Financial Crime and GDPR
  • Provide Compliance SME (subject matter expert) support to projects across the Bank
  • 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. This includes ensuring regulatory compliance and delivery of good customer outcomes or areas of foreseeable customer harm are identified and clearly reported
  • Identification of actual and potential compliance risks or breaches that could crystallise across the Bank, reporting via Incident Management process where required
  • 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
  • Stakeholder management, fostering a good working relationship with compliance colleagues across multiple sites
  • Strong business report writing and presentation skills
  • Understanding of Shariah Banking

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 and commercial 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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