Sanctions Risk Advisory Analyst | S2 || National

  • Job Reference: Req0968781
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Employer: Santander
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  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description


Join our community.

As a regulated financial institution, we have a regulatory obligation to establish and maintain policies, procedures, systems and controls to mitigate and effectively manage Sanctions risk.

In this critical role, you'll be a Subject Matter Expert, providing Sanctions Advisory advice across Line 1 and Central Functions.

You'll be responsible for providing the best guidance and advice possible, to maintain effective Sanctions compliance.

The difference you'll make.

  • Supporting the provision of SME guidance on escalated and complex Sanctions referrals and Sanctions Policy appetite queries across the Bank

  • Supporting the analysis of the types of and outcomes of Sanctions escalations, and providing Sanctions risk qualitative and quantitative information to Senior Management

  • Advising on Sanctions Policy interpretation, Regulatory advisory, Country risk advisory, Screening, Systems and spike management

  • Communicating Sanctions Policy changes to the Bank

  • Assisting with Sanctions Policy gap analysis and supporting Policy Dispensations

  • Assisting with the preparation of Business support tools (templates, quarterly guidance, briefs), to help and prepare teams to manage Sanctions risk

What you'll bring.

  • Financial Crime subject matter expertise, ideally in Sanctions

  • Proven experience of conducting investigations, understanding and applying policy

It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Proven experience/knowledge of CDD/EDD

  • Knowledge of internal Santander policies in relation to Sanctions and prohibited jurisdictions

  • Keen eye for detail

  • Confident communicator, with excellent stakeholder management skills, both internally and externally

What else you need to know.

Given the recent impact of the Coronavirus outbreak we will be conducting all interviews via telephone or video-conference where possible.

This is a permanent role and can be based in our offices in Milton Keynes, Bradford, Glasgow or Sheffield.

How we'll reward you.

As well as a salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs.

  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus

  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us

  • 27 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 28 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates. Including: Bupa medical insurance, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform including retailers, entertainment, eating out, travel and more

  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans

  • Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships

#ThePlaceToBeYourself - Everyday Inclusion at Santander

We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people, so we welcome applications from across society.

You can find out more about how we're embedding an inclusive culture that encourages our people to bring their full and authentic selves to work on our Inclusion and Diversity page

What our people say.

Financial Crime has a devastating impact on our communities through its association to illegal drugs, human trafficking and terrorism. Criminals will always look for new ways to evade our systems and controls so we must look to constantly evolve to address new threats that's why our mission is to Deter, Detect and Disrupt Financial Crimes, ensuring that we protect our clients, our communities, our shareholders and the firm. Financial crime is a top priority risk for our bank.

What to do next:

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it's a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we're available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at or call 0870 414 9080.

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