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Compliance Officer - Peterborough

Posted 6 February by Savills Ended

Savills are hiring! If you are Peterborough based - or wish to work in Peterborough 3 days per week and remotely 2 days pler week and have proven compliance experience then please send your CV to us asap.

Job Title

Compliance Officer

Division

Rural Energy & Projects (REP)

Department

Operations

Office

Peterborough

The Role

A new role developed to assist the division in monitoring and implementing robust procedures and processes to ensure that the division meets all of its compliance targets in relation to the management of rural land and property. These areas could include but are not limited to: GDPR, health & safety, government legislation, client accounting procedures etc.

The role requires an experienced compliance officer, preferably with some knowledge of the rural sector and the compliance issues that apply to it. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate gravitas and deal with a wide variety of colleagues at all levels.

As this is a new role the division is seeking a candidate who can evaluate the current position and advise on and help implement a plan for improvement and ongoing delivery.

The role is expected to be varied and will need to operate across the entire REP business providing a one-team approach to compliance. There will be national travel involved, with over 40 offices spread from the north of Scotland to the South West of England.

Primary Objectives

  • To lead on compliance for the REP division.
  • To support the Heads of Discipline in managing down all areas of Divisional risk.
  • To monitor compliance ensuring agreed levels are achieved.
  • Highlight/report on key risks with a development plan and suggested improvements for business operations.
  • Regularly review policy and procedure.

Other Responsibilities

Risk Management

Develop and maintain the Division’s risk register

Support Heads of Discipline in the maintenance of the Discipline risk register

Business Operations - Financials

Monitoring of general accounting practices (including client money)

VAT and other statutory requirements

Non-Resident Landlord Scheme

Construction Industry Scheme

(Duty of Care Agreement)

Anti-Money Laundering

Non-compliant (signed off) client accounting procedures schedule

Cash handling policies and adherence

Business Operations - Compliance

Statutory property compliance

Non-statutory property compliance - best practice

Health & Safety - estate and farm management

Use of Works Orders for CDM Reg compliant jobs

Environmental compliance management

Conflict of Interest for fee earners acting as Trustees

Internal Audit

(Teams and Management Discipline Hub) to review internal procedures for the Client Accounting function

Regulation - RICS

RICS regulation adherence (audit checks)

Preparation and managing RICS audits

Preparation and managing internal client audits

Training

Making recommendations for staff training

Assisting the training team in preparation and delivering training

Other

Identifying and delivering internal reporting to the Division to assist client management, processes and service improvement.

Assist the REP ExCo where required

(User acceptance testing on control reports (SSRS))

Liaising with and working in support of key stakeholders/teams within the business

In addition to the tasks described above, the job holder may be required to carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.

Person Specification

Experience in the Property Management sector is desirable and applicants must:

  • Demonstrate close attention to detail, be well organised and prepared to take the initiative
  • Be a strong team player
  • Be articulate, professional and persuasive with a good telephone manner and good report writing skills
  • Be adaptable and above all keen and enthusiastic
  • Show a willingness to learn through internal training as well as independently

Qualification & Technical Abilities

  • Numerate and technically competent
  • Strong attention to detail and a practical, pragmatic common sense approach to management
  • Ability to deal with challenging mandates and cope with a high work load
  • Excellent IT, problem solving, analytical, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Microsoft Office - intermediate to advanced
  • Excellent management and delegation skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Full, clean driving licence

Reference: 34411412

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