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Head of Sanctions & Screening

Investigo Compliance Manchester, United Kingdom
Posted 9 days ago Hybrid Permanent £55k - £75k
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Amine Oulidazouz
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Are you someone who has a passion for leading a function? This role is for someone who is looking to manage a Sanctions Screening, Customer Screening and Payments Screening team and ensure Compliance with policy, risk tolerance and regulatory requirements. You will be responsible for all forms of Screening.

Head of Sanctions & Screening

 

Manchester. Hybrid.

 

Are you someone who has a passion for leading a function? This role is for someone who is looking to manage a Sanctions Screening, Customer Screening and Payments Screening team and ensure Compliance with policy, risk tolerance and regulatory requirements. You will be responsible for all forms of Screening.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Keep up to date with and develop a broad knowledge of upcoming changes in regulations, internal policies and latest developments in financial crime trends
  • To develop effective MI that will highlight the effectiveness of systems and controls and identifying and escalating emerging issues to the appropriate channel;
  • Responsible for clear instructions, processes, systems and training to ensure the Bank complies with all necessary legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Provide regular feedback to the Data Science team on the quality of reviewed alerts and provide suggestions for ongoing improvements and closing of gaps
  • The development of close relationships across the district management teams and the branches, providing effective feedback and guidance as appropriate;
  • Develop, support and coach the management team and ensure that the team have a clear sucession plan;
  • Develop a high performing team culture through regular communication and team building
  • Line management responsibility for the departmental team leads.
  • Ensure the department is fully resourced and equipped to handle workflow at all times based on a robust capacity plan
  • Embed the culture
  • Work in conjunction with internal stakeholders to ensure risks are identified and well managed
  • To act as a demander and participate in projects to enhance systems and controls
  • Represent Financial Crime Operations in forums, committees and working groups, as required
  • Work to improve efficiencies within the department for the benefit of customers, staff and the bank, in connection with the Efficiency team where appropriate.  

 

Requirements:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to fast pace changing circumstances in order to ensure a smooth efficient operation.
  • Strong understanding and experience of Financial Crime (AML, KYC/CDD, Sanctions), banking products and the UK regulatory environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of business and/or banking processes, especially around account opening routines and payment/transaction processing systems
  • Experience and knowledge of financial crime review, investigation, reporting and assurance processes
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Excellent time management skills and able to prioritize workloads to meet agreed deadlines
  • A team player at both Management & Team levels with a positive, supportive and engaged approach to change
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