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Head of Compliance

  • Location:

    City of London

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  • Contact:

    Georgina Housden

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  • Contact phone:

    020 377 80856

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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​Our Client

​Our client is a fintech in the city who are looking for a Head of Compliance to lead the compliance function.

Main Duties

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Overall responsibility for the firm’s compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures

  • Designing and implementing the Compliance Monitoring Plan

  • Reporting to the Board on any issues

  • Liaison with the FCA and regulatory reporting

  • Providing advice to wider teams on compliance regulations, financial promotions, SMCR, complaints handling etc

  • Devising training and managing 1 direct report

Your Profile

  • Extensive regulatory compliance experience, ideally within e-money/payments/retail banking

  • Preferably held the registered function previously, but not essential

  • Strong internal and stakeholder management

  • Gravitas and ability to lead the function

  • Diligent, credible and autonomous in decision making

  • Desirable to have experience of E-Money and MiFID investment licences

Salary £80,000 - £100,000, depending on experience + bonus + excellent work life balance

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.

Remote Working

We are currently looking for regionally-located Compliance professionals from the following areas who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim working from home basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.