Head of Compliance & MLRO (SMF17)

  • Job Reference: CJ882
  • Date Posted: 18 February 2021
  • Recruiter: C James
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £140,000 to £170,000
  • 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 established international bank based in London seeks to recruit a senior Compliance professional to lead, manage and develop their Compliance & Financial Crime department, taking on SMF17 approval. Suitable candidates should have a proven track record of Banking experience, exposure to a wide range of Compliance areas and strong team leadership skills.


  • Management responsibility for the Banks UK Compliance function
  • Take on MLRO (SMF17) designation for the bank and manage regulatory interaction
  • Lead, manage and motivate a large compliance team, comprised of various sub-sectors (i.e. Financial Crime, Advisory, Monitoring etc.)
  • Review, update and implement relevant Compliance policies, processes and procedures
  • Address and resolve any potential internal 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