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Data Protection Assistant Manager

£30000 - £40000 per annum



Data Protection Assistant Manager

New job opportunity with a multinational financial services provider based in London as Data Protection Assistant Manager, sitting in their compliance department. This is a permanent position and can offer between £30K to £40K.

The role will support the Head of Compliance with Data Protection and will be required to ensure compliance with the FCA/PRA’s Individual Conduct Rules. They are looking for someone with a relevant qualification such as compliance or AML and someone with a Legal background would also be useful (LLB).


  • Help implement and maintain the Bank’s Data Protection Compliance Programme.
  • Monitor compliance with Data Protection policies as part of the Compliance Monitoring Programme.
  • Assist the Head of Compliance in the development, maintenance and implementation of appropriate frameworks, policies and processes in relation to Data Protection.
  • Keep up to date in respect of legislative and regulatory changes and industry best practice and ensures that any changes are implemented as appropriate within the Bank.
  • Act as a point of contact with consultants in relation to data Protection matters.
  • Liaise and chase the key Data Protection stakeholders from all departments regarding Data Protection tasks and queries.
  • Liaise with suppliers and consultants regarding Data Protection compliance and enquiries.
  • Provide regular updates and management information to the Head of Compliance on Data Protection matters.
  • Assist the Head of Compliance with other matters that may arise from time to time.

Minimum Experience and Knowledge

  • Relevant qualification – Compliance/AML qualification or LLB preferred.
  • Compliance or Legal background useful, GDPR knowledge a key advantage. Role will require working with all departments within the bank and relevant external parties.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to deal with demanding client base and various jurisdictions within the bank.
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills for meeting tight deadlines and assimilating complex material.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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Compliance & AML Assistant Manager


Job Purpose:
To support the Head of Compliance/MLRO (“HoC/MLRO”) within Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd (“ZBUK”) in all aspects of financial crime prevention and regulatory compliance to ensure that ZBUK complies with relevant legislation, rules and guidance; monitoring the application of all procedures and responding to financial crime and regulatory compliance related enquiries – escalating issues to the HoC/MLRO as appropriate.
In addition to the above the role

Regulatory Compliance:
• Helps implement and maintain ZBUK’s Compliance Monitoring Programme.
• Keeps up to date in respect of legislative and regulatory changes and industry best practice and ensures that any changes to rules, regulations or guidance are appropriately communicated to Management and Staff.
• Assists the Head of Compliance in the development, maintenance and implementation of appropriate frameworks, policies and processes to identify all areas of AML & Compliance within ZBUK and to ensure that they meet existing and proposed regulatory requirements.
• Monitors compliance with all applicable regulations and laws and advises management of any issues arising from the compliance monitoring reviews.
• Receives all laws and regulations applicable to ZBUK’s business, maintains a record of such and distributes these to the relevant departments of ZBUK via regulatory updates.
• Liaises with the relevant regulatory authorities on the implementation of regulations (FCA, PRA) while referring all sensitive matters to the Head of Compliance to report to the CEO.
• Assists the Head of Compliance in responding to significant consultative or discussion papers issued by regulatory bodies.
• Keeps line management up-to-date in terms of laws and regulations and their responsibilities to ensure compliance.
• Facilitates the development of a culture which is conducive to minimising the risk of regulatory failure and the resultant reputation damage; and take timely action to report/remedy any breaches that occur.
• Provides guidance to line management, especially WM, on ‘how to comply’ and to maintain optimum relations with regulators, legal advisors, auditors and other external agencies.
• Work with Management in implementing any changes required for the resolution of issues arising from regulations and internal Compliance procedures.

Key tasks and duties:
• Assists with research for new products and ensures that all commercial decisions (e.g. product, market, geography, customer, scope or processes) receive appropriate regulatory consideration.
• Provides advice to senior management on emerging compliance issues and participate in projects to assess Compliance-related impacts on new business, strategies and products.
• Reviews and approves financial promotions and various communications.
• Annually assists in the Compliance and Financial Crime Manual reviews and associated policies and procedures, relating to regulatory compliance and recommends amendments.
• Ensures that policies, procedures, rules and regulations of ZBUK are applied at all times in the course of business transactions.
• Assists in investigations of breaches or alleged breaches of regulations and/or ZBUK’s compliance policies, standards or procedures.
• Receives and records all complaints and undertakes investigation and resolution and escalates as necessary to HoC and CEO.
• Ensures ZBUK’s approved persons and Training & Competence procedures and records of relevant staff are maintained.
• Assists the Head of Compliance / MLRO in ad-hoc compliance-related projects or issues as necessary.

Customer and Transaction Screening – Sanctions:
• Assists with the monitoring and investigation of payments and transactions through ZBUK’s screening mechanisms, whilst ensuring maintenance of a robust audit trail and documented rationale of all decisions made.
• Cascades any “real” sanctions alerts to appropriate areas.
• Monitors the regular customer database screening processes.
• Reviews rules and settings and suggest changes where necessary.
Sanctions, PEPs and Controlled/Dual-Use-Goods
• Reviews / decides / escalates, as appropriate, PEP, sanctions, controlled/dual-use-goods referrals alerted on ZBUK’s screening system.
• Ensures relevant hits are escalated to HoC/MLRO.
Other – Sanctions and AML Risk

Key tasks and duties:
• Assists with reviews on the effectiveness of ZBUK’s AML/CFT controls, policies and procedures.
• Assists in the Compliance ‘reviews’ of the regular customer reviews undertaken by the respective business units.
• Ensures the HoC/MLRO is made aware of all pressing issues in a timely fashion.
SAR Investigation and Internal Reporting
• Assists the HoC/MLRO in SAR investigations, documenting findings.
• Through the Head of Compliance / MLRO, coordinates with external agencies and provides them with the necessary information, where necessary.
Customer On-boarding
• Reviews and checks, prior to sign off by HoC/MLRO, all New Business/Customer Mandates as acceptable for KYC/B. Monitors account opening procedures.
• Reviews, as relevant, KYC documents for all new customers, prior to sign-off by HoC/MLRO.
• Investigates KYC and any issues found and follow through points to a satisfactory resolution, raising any concerns with the HoC/MLRO.

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Compliance Manager

Up to £70000 per annum Bonus, benefits

Job Specification – Compliance Manager

  • This client manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients.
  • Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds.
  • In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.

Job Duties

  • The Compliance Manager will work as part of the Compliance monitoring team and a wider Compliance team to provide high quality compliance monitoring support to the business. Regulated entities undertaking monitoring functions, management information reporting, some advisory support and carrying on ad hoc Compliance projects.

Skills Required

  • Contribute to the creation, implementation and delivery of a comprehensive risk-based Compliance Monitoring Programme (CMP). The CMP covers all FCA/PRA regulated firms within the business and aims to reflect all relevant regulatory requirements impacting these businesses.
  • Identify regulatory issues and risks while carrying out effective surveillance and monitoring reviews within the deadlines set.
  • Ensure mitigating actions assigned within the reviews are completed within the agreed timescales.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of relevant rules and legislation to aid in the interaction with business areas as part of the CMP and within Compliance projects.
  • Produce clear and to-the-point management information for various groups, committees and team meetings.
  • Take responsibility for allocated compliance projects and represent the Compliance team in business meetings.
  • Assist in the delivery of an efficient regulatory risk framework feeding into a risk-based CMP.
  • Ensure that identified risks are recorded, analysed and taken into account in the delivery of surveillance, monitoring reviews and projects.
  • Engage with other Compliance and Risk team members and engage in cross training, exchange of information and collaboration.

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