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Jobs in Cheltenham

Jobs in Cheltenham


​Because of the nature of the work, compliance officers traditionally come from a legal or finance background, with associated degrees. The sector is getting increasingly competitive, as being a compliance officer is seen as an attractive career, but individuals in compliance can still hail from diverse backgrounds as regulatory departments are more and more seeking complimentary technology and data skills.

Being a compliance officer can be a demanding job and it can be tough to keep on top of regulatory or legal changes in the financial services sector. The ability to stay on top of things and to manage people well are hallmarks of a good compliance officer. They need to be there for the front office staff, but also for the C-Suite, especially when operating as a Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel or Chief Operating Officer.

Main Key Duties

While a Compliance Officer’s key duties might change from one type of firm to another, its core responsibilities will usually include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Fostering an ethical culture at the firm

  • Avoiding fines and other penalties from the regulating body (FCA in the UK, SEC in the US)

  • Creating, monitoring and reporting on internal policies and processes: IT, Strategy, OH&S (Occupational, Health & Safety), KYC (Know Your Customer), PEP (Politically Exposed Person) and Sanctions

  • Legal research and anticipating future changes

  • Leveraging future changes in regulation

  • Reviewing marketing material and disclaimers

  • Training sessions to staff

  • Answering “can we do X?” questions from the C-Suite and front office

  • Conducting internal audits

  • Assisting with disciplinary proceedings

  • Reporting to the regulator

  • Making sure that advice considers business objectives

  • Prepare and file regulatory reports with the FCA

Main Required Skills
  • Broader Business Acumen (Product & Technology knowledge)

  • Interpersonal skills and communication

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Niche candidates and subject matter experts

Cheltenham

Nestled against the renowned UK Cotswolds, Cheltenham is the perfect location to unwind and savour the charm of a small – yet well-connected and developed – town.

The city is all about its perfect blend of traditional and modern: while its regency architecture is full of history, its restaurants and festivals encapsulate modern times at its finest.

If you are a food lover, you will be enticed by Cheltenham’s varied food offerings, which range from Michelin-starred restaurants to street food. Voted the Best Place to Live in the South West 2020 by The Sunday Times, it is the host of more than 25 festival every year and was rewarded the “purple flag award”, given to towns and cities that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.

Getting around

Getting around Cheltenham is incredibly easy: its main attractions, restaurants and cultural spots can all be visited by walking or cycling around town. A 20-minute walk or 10-minute cycle will usually get you anywhere in the city.

While most people usually drive around Cheltenham, this isn't necessary as the local bus system is well connected and efficient. You can also find licensed taxis around town