Compliance Officer - Advisory

£400 - £500 per day



Interim Compliance Officer - (Banking)


Our client is currently looking for a Compliance Officer to join the Regulatory Compliance team in the UK.
The Regulatory Compliance team is responsible for supporting, advising and communicating with the business on a wide range of compliance matters such as SM&CR, Conduct Risk, Complaints, Personal Account Dealing and Financial Promotions, as well as a number of other topics, for compliance risk analysis and prioritisation, and for ensuring the effective implementation of the compliance framework.
The Compliance Officer provides support with advisory work across all regulatory areas. This requires an individual who has both detailed knowledge of regulatory expectations across the range of compliance matters highlighted as well as the ability to refer to specific sections of the FCA’s Handbook, and the ability to articulate them clearly in both verbal and written form. S(he) is comfortable liaising with staff of all levels, including senior stakeholders and explaining their findings verbally.
The role reports to a Senior Compliance Officer who it will work with and share advisory responsibilities for all areas of regulatory compliance. The role will also share responsibility for assisting the Head of Regulatory Compliance with ad hoc advisory queries and drafting Education Memos for a variety of business areas.
This individual is a quick thinker who is able to draft high quality written work for senior managers. They are passionate about putting the customer at the heart of what they do, and comfortable with change. The Bank has been through a period of significant change and the role will suit someone who enjoys variety in their work.
Occasional travel, both in the UK and Sweden, may be necessary


  • Performing horizon scanning for new regulatory initiatives and developments
  • Working with Group Compliance and Compliance functions in other home markets to develop robust working practices (and shared activities) to identify and mitigate regulatory risks
  • Providing compliance advice, support and training where required on areas such as, but not limited to, Personal Account Dealing, Conflicts of Interest, Financial Promotions and SM&CR.
  • Reviewing and updating, policies and procedures
  • Assisting with delivery of the Compliance Monitoring Plan
  • Assisting with incident management and reporting regulatory breaches
  • Producing management information to share the results of advice/monitoring and testing (and developing MI where required)
  • Supporting the UK Chief Compliance Officer and UK Head of Regulatory Compliance where required in other aspects of Compliance work

Development Potential: The role will give you a deep and wide understanding of the business as well as the opportunity to create an extensive network throughout the Bank, both in the UK and internationally, providing you with a strong foundation for a future career in the Bank.


  • Knowledge and experience of two or more of the following: Operational resilience; Business Continuity; SM&CR; CASS; and Governance
  • Experience of providing written advice and guidance to first line business areas on the implications of regulatory requirements
  • Experience in Advisory Compliance or similar
  • Ability to take a risk-based proactive approach
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • Ability to draft reports to a high standard using PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience of drafting documents for senior stakeholders
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, and an interest in regulatory developments
  • A positive attitude which is focused on practical solutions to compliance issues (rather than a negative focus on issues)
  • Compliance and/or banking qualifications are desirable although not essential

You must comply with 5 Conduct rules i.e.

  • act with integrity
  • act with due skill, care and diligence
  • be open and co-operative with the FCA, PRA and other regulators
  • pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly
  • observe proper standards of market conduct.
McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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