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Compliance Recruitment

The Market Leader in Senior Compliance Appointments

​Rutherford, a leading compliance search firm in the UK, has built an extensive track record in the recruitment of compliance professionals in London and across the United Kingdom.

For over a decade, our expert market knowledge has enabled us to build a vast and carefully curated network of regulatory talent within financial and professional services, solidifying along the way our position as one of the UK's leading compliance and risk recruitment agencies. Our aim has always remained the same: to provide premium regulatory recruitment services to our clients all whilst offering compliance professionals the best regulatory jobs.

Our Compliance Executive Search Services

At Rutherford, we take the time to truly grasp the needs of the client and the background, skills, personality, and motivators of the candidate to find a readymade cultural fit. 

We offer best-in-class compliance executive search services to our clients, whether they take the form of retained search or contingent recruitment

No matter what option you may choose, our established compliance recruiters will headhunt the top compliance professionals in the sector, thanks to their deep market knowledge and extensive network in the industry.


Compliance Roles We Place

Chief Compliance Officer
​The Chief Compliance Officer will be leading the compliance function by overseeing the management of the firm’s compliance and governance frameworks across their business lines.
Head of Compliance
​The Head of Compliance is responsible for ensuring a business has effective systems, procedures and controls for compliance with requirements and standards under the regulatory system, including risk management, governance, Anti-Money Laundering and Data Protection.
Compliance Manager
Compliance Officer
Compliance Associate
Compliance Analyst

Find Compliance Jobs in London

Whether you are a seasoned regulatory professional or a graduate interested in joining the industry, our team of consultants will make sure to bring you the best regulatory compliance jobs available in the City covering all sectors from legal compliance jobs to financial crime compliance jobs.

Our compliance recruitment agency in London works with some of the most esteemed financial and professional services businesses in the world, allowing you to heighten your career and take on new challenges. 

Click here to see all the regulatory compliance jobs in London.

​What Is the Importance of Compliance Teams in Financial Services?

Compliance is the departmental embodiment of an organisation's moral compass. It is tasked with protecting a business and its stakeholders, both internally and externally. 

​What Does a Compliance Professional Do?

The person leading a compliance regulatory function will have to internalise conflicts and exercise supreme judgement in balancing the need to allow its business to flourish in an increasingly complex regulatory environment, whilst avoiding the potentially devastating consequences of non-compliance. 

Why Is Regulatory Compliance Recruitment Important?

The regulatory compliance sector is one that is constantly evolving, making it a very interesting field to work in. Every year, new regulations and rules are being introduced, meaning compliance professionals must always be on top of the ever-changing sector to properly assess how any regulatory update can affect a business and its activities. 

Looking for specialised compliance executive search firm in the UK? 

Requirements for Compliance Officers and other types of professionals in the industry are becoming more robust to match the fast pace of the sector, meaning it can be hard for a firm to keep ahead of its compliance recruitment efforts. Since compliance professionals require a set of niche skills, it is much easier to trust specialist compliance recruiters with talent acquisition efforts. Get in touch today with Rutherford's compliance and risk recruitment agency for your hiring needs.

The Rapid Growth Within London's Financial Services Industry 

The financial services industry is ever-evolving, with traditional practices being constantly challenged and disrupted to better serve the end customer. 

We have seen in the last decade an increasing number of start-ups and fintechs introducing new types of services to personal and professional consumers. 

What Does This Mean For Compliance Teams?

Compliance jobs have been booming in recent years mostly because of this increased action in the space and the introduction of new players in the financial services world: these firms need to be regulated in order to protect customers' assets. 

Are There Many Compliance Jobs in the Finance Sector?

The amalgamation of changed consumer habits and increased financial products offering has led to the introduction of new regulations to better protect the population. 

Financial services firms have therefore expressed the need for increased activity in compliance professionals recruitment, as they help businesses navigate through a constantly changing regulatory landscape.

Is It a Good Time to Contact Compliance Recruitment Agencies in London?

Now is the perfect time to get into compliance: we expect the sector to continue its growth trajectory as the financial services industry will continuously introduce new players and regulations. If you are interested in making a move in the field, see Rutherford's London compliance jobs

Why Trust Rutherford for Your Compliance Team Professional Recruitment Needs?

For over a decade, our compliance search firm have built an extensive track record in compliance executive search placements in the United Kingdom, in the United States and in China.

Whether you are looking to appoint a Chief Compliance Officer, a Compliance Assistant, or a Financial Crime Compliance Officer get in touch with our compliance  team to learn more about our recruitment services. 

Discover how our compliance recruitment agency in London can help you with your upcoming executive compliance professionals search.

Discover which service, Contingent Search and Retained Search, is better suited for your regulatory compliance and risk recruitment needs.​

Our compliance and risk recruitment agency in London will always aim to provide the best jobs on the market, allowing you to join some of the most renowned financial services firms in the City.

Need Help Finding a Legal Role in the US?

Contact our specialists' US compliance headhunters or see Rutherford's US regulatory compliance jobs.

94%

of permanent placements made in the last two years are still in position

89

is our Net Promoter Score (NPS) with Candidates

91

is our Net Promoter Score (NPS) with Clients

57%

of our placements so far in 2023 are from a diverse background

Compliance Consultants

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Jonathan Skerrett

Director

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Jackson Baker

Director, Legal & Compliance

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Tevia Kretzmer

Senior Consultant, Legal & Compliance

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Lucy Phillips

Consultant, Legal & Compliance (US)

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Vice President, Compliance

New York

$200,000 - $220,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$90,000 - $140,000

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Chief Compliance Officer

Chicago

$175,000 - $225,000

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Chief Compliance Officer

Boston

$175,000 - $225,000

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Compliance Officer

New York

$160,000 - $220,000

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Compliance Officer

Luxembourg

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Senior Compliance Officer

London

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Head of Compliance

New York

$150,000 - $250,000

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Vice President, Compliance

New York

$200,000 - $220,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$90,000 - $140,000

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Executive Director - Compliance

London

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Chief Compliance Officer

Boston

$175,000 - $225,000

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Chief Compliance Officer

Chicago

$175,000 - $225,000

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Compliance Officer (12-month FTC)

London

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Compliance Officer

New York

$160,000 - $220,000

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Compliance Officer

London

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Compliance Officer

London

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Vice President, Compliance

New York

$200,000 - $220,000

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Head of Compliance

New York

$150,000 - $250,000

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Compliance Officer

San Francisco

$160,000 - $190,000

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Compliance Officer

New York

$160,000 - $190,000

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Compliance Associate

London

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000 (DOE)

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Compliance Associate

New York

$95,000 - $115,000

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Compliance Associate

Stamford

$90,000 - $140,000

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Executive Director - Compliance

London

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Compliance Officer

New York

$160,000 - $220,000

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Compliance Officer

London

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Compliance Officer

London

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Compliance Officer

Amsterdam

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Legal and Compliance Vice-President

London

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Compliance Officer

London

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Legal & Compliance Officer

Copenhagen

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Associate Compliance Manager

Greenwich

$90,000 - $120,000

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Compliance Officer

London

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Compliance Analyst

London

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

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Chief Compliance Officer

London

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Compliance Associate

New York

$95,000 - $115,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

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Compliance Associate

London

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Internal Auditor (Regulatory)

London

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Senior Regulatory Compliance Executive

London

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Compliance Officer

New York

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Compliance Officer

San Francisco County

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Compliance Associate

Los Angeles

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Compliance Associate

New York

$95,000 - $110,000

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Compliance Officer

Copenhagen

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Surveillance Associate

Connecticut

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Compliance Officer

Amsterdam

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Compliance Officer

London

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Compliance Officer

London

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Compliance Manager

London

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Compliance Officer

London

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Policy Compliance Manager

Edinburgh

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Legal & Compliance Officer

Copenhagen

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Compliance Officer

London

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Associate Compliance Manager

Greenwich

$90,000 - $120,000

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Compliance Analyst

London

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

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Chief Compliance Officer

London

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Senior Compliance Officer

London

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Compliance Officer

New York

$220,000 - $275,000

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Compliance Associate

London

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Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$95,000 - $115,000

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Surveillance Associate

Connecticut

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Compliance Officer

Copenhagen

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Compliance Associate

Los Angeles

$95,000 - $110,000

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Compliance Associate

New York

$95,000 - $110,000

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Compliance Officer

San Francisco

$160,000 - $190,000

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Compliance Officer

New York

$160,000 - $190,000

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Compliance Officer

London

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Senior Regulatory Compliance Executive

London

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Internal Auditor (Regulatory)

London

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Compliance Officer

Amsterdam

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Hedge Fund Compliance Officer (for trading floor Compliance Officers)

London

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Equities Advisory Compliance Director

London

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Compliance Manager

London

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Compliance Officer

London