Chief Compliance Officer, RBS International

  • Job Reference: R-00234938
  • Date Posted: 8 June 2024
  • Employer: NatWest Group
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  • Location: St Helier-Jersey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as our Chief Compliance Officer, RBS International

  • You’ll be accountable for ensuring an appropriate regulatory engagement strategy is in place across all our jurisdictions and business lines, acting as the principal point of contact for our lead regulator
  • We’ll look to you to provide direction, subject matter expertise and advice to our senior management and board members on all aspects of regulatory compliance and conduct, including providing regular review and oversight across products, strategy and outcomes
  • You'll have a real opportunity to add value and deliver lasting results in this role, while building meaningful relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders

What you'll do

As our Chief Compliance Officer, you’ll make sure the compliance team across the bank is suitably resourced, skilled and positioned to oversee the bank’s adherence to all applicable regulatory compliance requirements, including conduct, codes of best practice and adherence to internal policies and procedures.

Leading the multi-jurisdictional compliance team, you’ll have people management and supervisory accountability, and you’ll ensure adequate deployment and planning of people resource across the team. You’ll also make sure that appropriate development, training and succession plans are in place across the compliance team and that any continuing professional development requirements are met in full and effective business continuity plans are in place.

Your role will also involve:

  • Coordinating the identification and oversight of the bank’s regulatory compliance risk, including monitoring and instigating actions to remedy identified deficiencies in compliance risk management
  • Providing senior management and the board of directors with regular compliance reports as well as ad hoc reporting of significant new or developing compliance or conduct issues
  • Managing compliance activity within agreed budgets, including travel, expenses and training
  • Proactively and collaboratively engaging across the bank to ensure an awareness of, and compliance with, relevant policies, legislation and regulation in day-to-day activity and also any existing or new strategic projects
  • Making sure that the business has appropriate controls in place to identify and escalate any actual or emerging issues

The skills you'll need

As a seasoned professional, you’ll have experience of working within a regulated environment in financial services, with a strong understanding of regulatory compliance and conduct risk issues. You’ll hold an appropriate compliance or another similar qualification, or be studying towards such a qualification, in line with regulatory expectations.

We’re looking for a skilled communicator with a track record of influencing a wide range of audiences, and with significant experience of communicating with and influencing external bodies. Along with the ability to bring diverse teams and people together at all levels in the bank, through positive influencing skills, to deliver, you’ll also be a confident operator at the Board and Executive Committee levels.

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of operating a complex business across multiple jurisdictions, including a track record of keeping up with regulatory developments
  • Problem resolution ability to articulate innovative solutions where established procedures may not exist
  • The ability to think strategically while delivering tactically within the strategic context
  • Critical thinking skills, enabling you to cut through complexity, and make sound decisions and recommendations that are carefully balanced against risk