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Compliance Jobs

The market leader in senior compliance appointments

Rutherford has built an extensive track record in the recruitment of compliance professionals in the UK. 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 recruitment agencies.

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. Our established compliance recruiters have deep market knowledge and an extensive network, allowing us to headhunt top specialists in the sector.


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 compliance jobs available in London. We work with some of the most esteemed financial and professional services businesses in the world, allowing you to heighten your career and to take on new challenges.

See here Rutherford's compliance jobs in London and prepare yourself for your next career move.


What is the importance of Compliance 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.

The person leading the 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 are London compliance jobs booming?

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

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 to hire more compliance specialists, as they help businesses navigate through a constantly changing regulatory landscape.

Now is the perfect time to get into compliance. If you are interested in making a move in the industry, see Rutherford's London compliance jobs.

94%

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

73%

of our searches have been exclusive or retained in 2020

96%

success rate on exclusive mandates in 2020

58%

of our placements in 2020 were from a diverse background

Compliance consultants

Testimonials

​There aren't enough words to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Rutherford for their assistance in helping me land an amazing role at a phenomenal private equity firm.


Rutherford's Compliance recruitment consultants were friendly, proactive, encouraging, and extremely helpful in guiding me through the recruitment process. I never once chased them and was consistently on the receiving end of calls, getting regular updates on the progress made. They kept an open and honest line of communication and spent a considerable amount of time prepping me at each stage of the process.


Their technical knowledge coupled with their down-to-earth personality makes Rutherford undoubtedly an amazing choice of a compliance recruitment firm if you're considering a career move in the legal or compliance sectors.

Compliance Associate, Leading European Private Equity Firm

​During the time I have known Rutherford, their compliance recruitment team have shown a combination of efficiency, consistency and a frankness which is rarely found amongst their competitors. I have been consistently impressed by my compliance headhunter's attitude whenever we have interacted. He was very encouraging and patient, just a genuinely nice person too. Would highly recommend him and Rutherford, and will be eternally grateful to them for helping me secure a role at my dream firm.

Compliance Director, Generation Investment Management

​We have worked with Rutherford Search on a number of occasions to find candidates for regulatory/compliance positions and I’ve always found their London compliance recruitment team to be professional and helpful. They’ve done a great job of helping us find the best possible candidates and we have always been very pleased with the service offered.


Their compliance recruiters is proactive and reliable, invested in understanding and meeting our needs as a client and, most importantly, they are able to find and suggest great candidates which meet our specific briefs. The quality of service and candidates that we have received has always been high and this is indicative of Rutherford’s well-deserved reputation in the market.

Global Head of Compliance & Regulatory, FTSE 250 Asset Manager

Rutherford's compliance recruitment team knows the market extremely well. They know all the players in the space and can speak to each's professional history and personality. They are very open and honest when communicating roles as well as any feedback a firm has after reviewing your resume or an interview. They always make a case for their clients and are extremely thoughtful in the roles they put you up for. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to move to London! I would recommend them to any colleague or friends in the Compliance space.

Vice President - Compliance, SoftBank Investment Advisers

The Rutherford team was extremely helpful throughout my process. By staying constantly in touch and sharing their expert knowledge of the market, they made the moving process feel like very light work on my end.


On top of being a team you want in your corner during a transition, they were also very respectful of my role criteria and they only presented opportunities that were worthy of serious consideration.


I wouldn't be so happy at work right now if it weren't for their compliance recruitment team.

Deputy Head of Compliance, Man AHL

​The Rutherford team was fantastic and extremely helpful when placing me in my next role. From taking their time to best understand my requirements to great diligence with the roles their clients presented to them, they wasted no time and spent each day working to guarantee success.


A top recommendation from me for compliance recruitment specialists in London.

Legal and Compliance Professional, Pollen Street Capital

​Rutherford recently placed me into my future role. At all stages of the recruitment process, they has been extremely positive, has provided excellent guidance with regards to interview preparation, and ensured I was kept up to date with news from the company throughout the selection process, providing timely feedback after the end of each stage. They have been an absolute joy to work with, and if you are looking for a new Compliance role, I can’t recommend them enough!

Financial Crime Manager

Rutherford has been incredible at helping me in my job hunt. Their compliance recruiters are always ready to have honest conversations and give prompt feedback on interviews. What sets out their team from other compliance recruitment specialists is that they are always available to answer any queries on the job market and they check up on how you are doing in your new role.

Compliance Associate, Softbank Investment Advisers

​Working with Rutherford was an absolute pleasure, helping me secure my new position. They were very responsive and gave a lot of support throughout each stage of the recruitment process.


I would definitely recommend their compliance recruiters to those seeking a professional move!

Compliance Professional, Lansdowne Partners

The Rutherford team has been a pleasure to deal with.


Their compliance recruitment team is friendly, helpful and professional throughout and, when we hit a stumbling block in the process of my being recruited for a new role, they immediately resolved it.

Vice President - Compliance, BlackRock

I approached Rutherford in September 2020 looking for a new role and they couldn't have been more attentive. They kept me updated, ensured clear communication through the process - from introduction to offer - and ensured I moved to the best opportunity. The team is highly attentive and hard working.

Control Room Analyst, Citadel

Having worked in the interim MLRO/Financial Crime market for more than 10 years, I have worked with a number of recruiters and sourcing agencies. However, amongst them I found Rutherford to be more professional than most I have encountered.

I have no hesitation in recommending associates to contact them if they are looking to recruit, as I am at times when in an interim role, or if they are looking for AML or other financial crime roles in the financial services sector.

Interim MLRO, DNB

​During the entire process, I felt very well looked after and that my best interests were core during the entire process. I'd definitely recommend taking this route to friends. What particularly surprised me was the individual and honest career advice, which definitely helped me make the right decision.

Compliance Officer, Deutsche Bank

I had the pleasure of working with Rutherford's compliance recruitment team when I decided to look for new career opportunities.


They were incredibly dedicated to my case throughout the whole recruitment process. This included reviewing and enhancing my CV, getting a first interview, scheduling and preparing for subsequent interviews, getting to know key stakeholders, reviewing the offer, salary & benefits, and even supporting my Tier 2 visa application process.


The Rutherford team is very professional and made the transition into my new role stress-free. I am truly grateful for the support that I've received from their compliance recruitment specialists and will continue to recommend Rutherford to anyone seeking new opportunities.

Compliance Officer, Softbank Investment Advisors

I have worked with Rutherford on a number of compliance and legal searches over the years.


They have consistently helped recruit top quality individuals into the firms I have worked for. Their knowledge of the market is fantastic and, importantly, they spend time getting to know the vacancy and the firm to ensure that they put forward the right candidates.


Highly recommend their compliance recruitment firm.

COO, TT International

​Having made two excellent Compliance hires for our firm in London, Rutherford will be my go-to recruitment partner in the future. They fully understood our briefs and the culture they were recruiting for, which made the process efficient and transparent. My candidates were also happy with their interactions with the team, which were professional yet friendly. It was a pleasure working with them, and they would be the first firm I would recommend to others embarking on a recruitment process.

Chief Legal Officer, Eton Park International LLP

​Rutherford have helped me source and place high-quality candidates in various compliance roles over a number of years.


The compliance recruitment team has a good understanding of the compliance market and conducts itself with integrity and professionalism.

Head of Compliance, Miton Group

​Rutherford was instrumental in assisting Liquidnet Europe Limited in our search for a Head of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs. They presented a selection of candidates with a range of experience. Each CV was a match to our requirements and to our cultural fit. This was no small feat considering the hybrid legal and compliance profile we were seeking. In the end, each area of our spec was met and the incumbent in the role is settling in nicely.

Subsequent to this search, Rutherford has also placed a contract surveillance person - again, superb match of skills to spec. The Rutherford team is personable, responsive and I highly recommend their services.

Head of HR - Global Talent Engagement, Liquidnet Europe Limited

Rutherford sets the standard in professionalism and transparency in the executive search industry for compliance.


Importantly, the firm acts with integrity. They have a good handle on the hiring environment, what's moving and trends. Furthermore, they work as a team and are available for calls and emails long past working hours! The compliance recruitment team exhibited a vested interest in ensuring that I was the right fit for the role they were trying to fill. Communication during the interview process was clear, consistent and honest.

They were good coaches and helped me land a rewarding role with a reputable boutique hedge fund.

Compliance Officer, Cairn Capital

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