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Head of Compliance (O912099)

Douglas, Isle of Man

Compliance & Risk

Salary DOE plus benefits package

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


Our Douglas-based client are a specialist general insurer who deliver custom solutions within a number of sectors of the market and are currently seeking a Head of Compliance to join the team.

The Head of Compliance will be responsible for ensuring the business effectively manage all aspects of regulatory and AML codes in accordance with requirements of TCSP and other legislation, promoting a strong Compliance culture throughout the organisation, and acting in capacity as Money Laundering Reporting Officer to support the delivery of agreed client service levels and working with the board to support the company's business goals. Wider duties will include:

  • Ensure all corporate governance policies, manuals and procedures are fully documented and appropriate to the organisation's risk profiles.Review at least annually and more frequently if required
  • Ensure board and staff are kept updated
  • Review & submit business risk assessment applicable to the company's business and with reference to external factors such as National Risk Assessment
  • Manage risk reviews of client portfolio and ensure appropriate procedures in place and are followed and that these align to the organisation's business risk assessment and risk appetite
  • Undertake ongoing monitoring ensuring program is consistent to business risk ratings and established procedures
  • Ensure Cosec (and other) systems correctly record ratings and reporting functionality is maintained
  • Produce a quarterly Compliance report and attend board meetings to present these
  • Establish appropriate internal audit monitoring programmes, carry out the audits, report results to the board and manage completion of action points
  • Contact person for FSA
  • Manage regulatory monitoring visits including co-ordinating thecompany's responses and ensuring action points are fully addressed


  • Keep abreast of ML/CFT typologies etc and advise senior management as required
  • Ensure manuals, policies and procedures are maintained and reviewed at least on an annual basis with a report to the board
  • Ensure the appropriate MLRO registers and records are maintained
  • Review any suspicious activity reports and recommend reporting to FIU and or agencies as required
  • Organise appropriate AML staff training
  • Responsibility for ensuring client due diligence maintained and centralised
  • Ad hoc projects as required

Business recovery

  • Ensure that the organisation's business interruption / recovery plans are kept up to date and annually reviewed in conjunction with group
  • Organise and manage regular testing of the plans, at least annually and coordinate completion of action points
  • In the event of a business interruption incident, manage the initiation and implementation of the plan
  • Ensure all staff and the board are fully trained so that they are aware of the company's business interruption and recovery plans and their roles in the event a plan is initiated

Data protection/ GDPR

  • Maintain the company's data protection registrations and report to board on requirements and ensure compliance

Complaints handling and coordination

  • Ensure that complaints procedures are kept up to date and provide staff training on complaints procedures
  • Monitor and ensure that complaints are managed in accordance with the procedures, and procedures amended, as required, to minimise similar complaints in future

Sales and product development support

  • Manage due diligence for new introducers, including ensuring that TOB are in place
  • Ensure corporate governance requirements are met

The ideal candidate for the role of Head of Compliance will have:

  • Current or prior approval by FSA in a Compliance or MLRO role
  • In depth knowledge of industry regulations for the company and a willingness to acquire new knowledge on an ongoing basis
  • Hold a recognised compliance qualification
  • Has experience in the Trust and Company sector
  • Confident and articulate, with strength of character to advise the board and senior managers to support and encourage a strong compliance culture commensurate with the organisation's risk profiles
  • Has an understanding of 'risks' and the ability to tailor the organisation's corporate governance controls and ensure that these adequately cover the organisation's risk profiles without being unnecessarily onerous
  • Attention to detail and a willingness to work as part of the team and assist where and when required outside of 'compliance'

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