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Head of Risk and Compliance

Posted 3 January by Search, Skills and Match Ended

Head of Risk and Compliance- Near Stockport, Cheshire

Up to £60k+ Bonus + Benefits

Financial Services / Risk and Compliance/ FCA / Consumer Credit

My Client is an established and successful Financial Services Company who provide a range of financial services and products in the sub-prime sector.

Due to successful business growth they are looking to appoint a Head of Risk and Compliance for their operation based in Cheadle, Cheshire.

You will play an integral part of the Senior Management team, reporting into the Managing Director. Your primary responsibility will be to effectively manage all aspects of the company’s risk and compliance at consumer, commercial and corporate levels, managing external stakeholders in ensuring the business success and provide suitable levels of business oversight, governance, control, and protection.

This is a generalist Risk and Compliance role and would suit those looking to step up into a more senior role. This opportunity offers good growth and career development as you will have the opportunity to shape and develop the compliance function as well as be more integrated with the business.


  • To provide expert and strategic advice to all levels of the Group in respect to the business and its activities in terms of regulatory and reputational risk (either directly or via effective management of external advisors where appropriate).

  • To raise the profile of Risk and Compliance within the Business, with an emphasis on improving operational effectiveness

  • Contribute to the strategic aims of the company by ensuring a robust and authoritative compliance framework is developed and implemented

  • Manage and monitor the embedding of a culture of compliance throughout the company’s operations

  • To effectively anticipate business issues, strategically assess associated risks and provide oversight to mitigate and minimise exposure to the business.

  • To manage and deal with all external parties (regulators, legal advisors & advisors) along with managing the business’ consumers where necessary from a regulatory perspective.

  • Update the business on relevant compliance and regulatory issues and how they apply to the company’s current and future operations

  • Develop and manage a Risk and Compliance department in line with FCA Regulatory oversight requirements, ensuring FCA reporting requirements are met

  • Identifying the compliance risks that the business faces and designing controls to protect from those risks.

  • Monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of those controls.

  • Resolving compliance issues, providing advice and support to the business on rules and controls.

Skills & Experience required

  • Experience as a Compliance / Risk Manager gained in a similar role, within Consumer Credit industry.

  • Good knowledge of FCA handbook relevant to the Consumer Credit industry (CONC)

  • Proven ability in interpreting and applying regulatory and financial guidelines.

  • A track record of promoting and driving change to deliver compliance procedures.

  • Good understanding of how regulations are evolving.

  • Comfortable working under pressure with the ability to think on your feet.

  • Strong commercial knowledge with a high level of attention to detail and an ability to deliver a high standard of work under tight time constraints.

If you are interested in this position, then please apply without delay

Financial Services| Risk and Compliance| FCA |Operational Risk |Consumer Credit |CONC

Required skills

  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Credit
  • Compliance Manager
  • Risk manager
  • ccf10

Reference: 33903544

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