Compliance Lead

Up to £46000 per annum + benefits | Fleet, Hampshire

Job Title: Compliance Lead

Contract Type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Fleet with some flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week once probation is passed

Salary: Up to circa £46,000

Hours: 35-hour week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.00pm


  • 11% non-contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual leave-buying scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection Scheme
  • Paid time off to volunteer

About the role of Compliance Lead

Our client is a Specialist Mortgage Lender who have experienced rapid growth. They have a great opportunity available for a Compliance Lead to cover maternity leave on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract.

This role will involve delivering on the Compliance Monitoring Plan using analytical thinking and expertise in monitoring of control design and effectiveness and compliance.

Also, to help protect the company from fraudulent activity and act in a compliant manner at all times in line with regulatory guidelines and internal policies and procedures.

Responsibilities for the position of Compliance Lead

  • Deputising for the Compliance Manager as and when required
  • Responsible for delivery against the Compliance Monitoring Plan
  • Reporting on the progress of the plan and keeping the Compliance Manager informed at all times
  • A Senior member of the team with responsibilities for the Compliance Officers, being proactive in dealing with any issues as they arise
  • Provide feedback on risks, controls and issues within the business
  • Responsible for the development of the Compliance Officers
  • Oversee Compliance Officers monitoring
  • Ensure the business is remaining compliant with policies and procedures whilst highlighting areas for improvements to management
  • Review Compliance Officer findings and reports before these are shared outside of the team
  • Draft reports for the compliance activities and findings whilst ensuring any actions agreed are relevant to the findings and appropriate to the action owners
  • Ensure the Compliance Monitoring Plan remains on target and if not highlight concerns before they arise
  • Ensure records are updated and maintained in accordance within agreed policy and procedures
  • Work to agreed objectives, service standards and deliverables whilst adhering to company and departmental policies and procedures
  • Monitor the business on adherence to regulatory and legislative rules and guidance
  • Be a passionate for improvement and change within the business
  • Be able to identify where opportunities for improvements can be made at an individual, departmental, and business level

Experience required for the position of Compliance Lead

  • Proven track record of leading people
  • Audit or Compliance background
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and keen to learn and develop a career in Financial Services
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are essential
  • Able to be self-managing in respect of scheduled workload
  • Passionate about service delivery
  • Confident self-starter with the ability to build positive relationships
  • Educated to Degree level or relevant compliance or audit qualification although relevant work experience within an audit or compliance function will be acceptable
  • Two years’ work experience in a financial service industry is an advantage, but not essential
  • A willingness to study a relevant professional qualification

For more information regarding the role of Compliance Lead please contact us

Stellar Select is acting as an employment agency and is a corporate member of the REC.

Due to a high volume of applications, we will only contact you if your application has been successful. We aim to contact all successful contacts within two business days.

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