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Financial Crime Issues Manager

Job Description

Job Description

In this key role, reporting to the Head of Governance and Risk, you'll be supporting Santander in meeting its business, legal and regulatory obligations in respect of Financial Crime (FC) Compliance.

You'll use your expertise to help shape the execution of the FC agenda and effectively influence the senior management team.

You'll be focussed on ensuring clarity, transparency and cadence of Issues Management governance and issues that impact the Financial Crime agenda across the bank.

The difference you will make.

  • Project managing issues owned within Line 2 Financial Crime Compliance, arising from self-identified issues, risk events, assurance or internal audit findings

  • Working with accountable issue owners to ensure issues are managed in line with agreed procedures, adequately resourced and executed to agreed milestones

  • Developing an Issues Management Roadmap that can be used proactively to keep stakeholders updated on progress

  • Maintaining effective internal control systems, by supporting the development and implementation of relevant team procedures and processes

  • Acting as the SME for Issues Management Key Risk Indicators providing a monthly overview on improving the control environment, key blockers and trends

  • Critically reviewing existing Risk Frameworks, ensuring alignment and the right quality standard is being achieved across L2, Financial Crime has a devastating impact on our communities through its association to illegal drugs, human trafficking and terrorism. Criminals will always look for new ways to evade our systems and controls so we must look to constantly evolve to address new threats that's why our mission is to Deter, Detect and Disrupt Financial Crimes, ensuring that we protect our clients, our communities, our shareholders and the firm. Financial crime is a top priority risk for our bank.

Candidate Description

We are looking for people who can help shape, influence and transform the bank's capabilities, ensuring we continue to disrupt financial crimes, and support and enable the right outcomes for our customers.

  • Excellent working knowledge of the end-to-end Financial Crime environment, ideally with experience of applying risk frameworks

  • Proven track record of implementing programme structures and disciplines

    It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Proven experience of working across a complex organisational structure to enable the effective prioritisation of deliveries into a coherent delivery sequence, that mitigates risk exposure

  • Effective working knowledge of the UK's legislative and regulatory framework for FC (Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption)

  • Confident communicator with excellent stakeholder management skills

Employer Description

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. We help our customers at the moments that matter most and champion businesses to help them to grow sustainably. That's why we're building a community to be a digital bank with a human touch and deliver an outstanding customer experience living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair., Given the recent impact of the Coronavirus outbreak we will be conducting all interviews via telephone or video-conference where possible.

This is a permanent role and can be based in our offices in London, Milton Keynes, Bradford, Glasgow or Sheffield.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

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