Head of Compliance & MLRO (SMF16/17)

  • Job Reference: CJ1143
  • Date Posted: 19 June 2024
  • Recruiter: C James
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £130,000 to £150,000
  • Sector: Legal & Compliance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Craig Grimes
  • Email: CG@c-james.com
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 207 240 0760

Job Description

An International Bank based in London seeks to recruit an experienced Compliance professional to lead, manage and develop their Compliance department, taking on SMF16/17 approval.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working in a banking environment as Head of Compliance and/or MLRO.


  • Overall management responsibility for the Banks UK Compliance function
  • Take on SMF16/17 designation for the bank and manage regulatory interaction
  • Review, update and implement relevant Compliance policies, processes and procedures
  • Identify and address any potential Compliance issues
  • Create suitable internal Compliance training programs and monitor department performance
  • Act as a Compliance subject matter expert for the business
  • Provide regular departmental reports to senior management
  • Work with internal connections to develop the overall department

Key Skills:

  • Strong (corporate) banking compliance experience
  • Diverse compliance experience
  • Proven track record of SMF designation
  • Strong leadership & management skills