Head of Compliance

Posted 21 June 2022
SalaryCompletive + Benefits
DisciplineFinancial Services & Customer Operations
Contact NameRichard Rolls

Job description

Head of Compliance

Location: Manchester (GH)/WFH

Salary: Competitive

Reports to: Group Director of Risk 

Here at N Brown Group, we are looking for a Head of Compliance join our Risk & Compliance division! There has never been a more exciting time to join us as we continue our journey towards becoming the UKs most inclusive retailer.


So, what’s the role?


Reporting to the Risk Director, this Certified role leads the Compliance function, offering advice, reporting and assurance over regulatory compliance with a primary focus on the financial services activities of the firm. The Head of Compliance is responsible for managing the relationship with the FCA.


As Head of Compliance, your responsibilities are to:


*       Manage relationships and interactions with the FCA including Reg Data reporting, Approved Person applications and responding to Consultation Papers and information requests.

*       Lead a Compliance function consisting of Advisory and Monitoring colleagues.

*       Attend Financial Services committees to present, advise and oversee.

*       Manage the relationship with the Finance and Leasing Association.

*       Maintain SMCR populations.

*       Offer regulatory interpretation and advice to stakeholders on both large-scale changes and ad hoc enquiries.

*       Interpret and communicate regulatory changes.

*       Work alongside the Head of Risk, Deputy MLRO and DPO to integrate second line activities.


About you:


*                    An experienced senior Compliance professional within a Consumer Credit environment.

*                    Strong knowledge of the FCA Handbook, especially CONC, DISP and SYSC and SMCR requirements.

*                    Excellent stakeholder management skills and high-quality outputs

*                    Significant experience of direct interaction with the FCA

*                    Pragmatic and able to distil complex requirements into real scenarios

*                    Desirable - ICA Diploma-qualified or similar


About N Brown

Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams