Head of Risk and Compliance

Head of Risk and Compliance Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Risk and Compliance to join our team.


  • Oversight of the annual compliance monitoring plan;
  • Engagement with senior stakeholders on new product development or change;
  • Managing the T&C scheme alongside the L&D team;
  • Working closely with the board to manage the risk appetite of the firm and provide regular reporting of Compliance & Risk issues;
  • Nominated contact point for FCA liason and relevant industry bodies to ensure standards are upheld;
  • Build a process, agreeing the content and template for Board Risk reporting;
  • Intra-group Reporting Devise a plan to enable the Board to have sufficient oversight;
  • Data Protection / Whistleblowing experience is desirable;
  • Assessing the possible impact of regulatory and legislative change and monitoring the appropriateness of compliance procedures;
  • Identifying, assessing, monitoring and reporting on compliance risk exposures;
  • Advising the group and each Association’s Risk & Audit Group on the potential impact on the strategy of new and emerging risks;
  • Embedding Risk and Compliance frameworks;
  • Managing compliance and risk activities with the agreed framework.


  • Good organisational, time and resource management skills;
  • Understanding of Risk Management Frameworks, principles and tools;
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.