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Jobs in Cheltenham


​Sometimes called Head of Compliance, sometimes Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), the individual sitting in this role is typically responsible for the entire compliance and risk function within a firm. The Head of Compliance will also usually advise appropriate internal committees on risk management and compliance activities.

The Chief Compliance Officer will also oversee compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures for a given firm.

Usual Key Duties
  • As the Subject Matter Expert, establish standards an implement procedures

  • Ensure compliance programs are effective and efficient within the organisation

  • Advise the business and senior management on all regulatory obligations and procedures required to ensure compliance with these obligations

  • Build trusted relationships with regulators and the firm's senior management team

  • Design monitoring programmes

  • Oversee and design the training of internal teams on compliance matters: provide appropriate training to ensure that everyone is made aware of their regulatory responsibilities

  • Constantly promote a positive compliance culture

  • Conduct AML risk assessments of existing or potential clients, then make recommendations to management

  • If required by the firm, attend committees such as the Governance and Risk Committee or the Audit Committee

  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of all new compliance policies

  • Manage a team (depending on the size and structure of a firm)

  • Assume the SMF16 or SMF17 function (depending on the size and structure of a firm)

  • Develop compliance policies and procedures for the firm

Usual Required Skills
  • Strong leadership skills

  • Extensive regulatory experience

  • Strong policy knowledge, if required

  • Team management experience

  • Ability to design and implement improvements to processes, procedures and frameworks

  • Strong time management

  • Strong prioritisation skills

Compliance is the departmental embodiment of an organisation's moral compass. It is tasked with protecting a business and its stakeholders, both internally and externally. This regulatory leader must internalise conflicts and exercise supreme judgement in balancing the need to allow its business to flourish in an increasingly complex regulatory environment, whilst avoiding the potentially devastating consequences of non-compliance. Rutherford understands the seriousness of all Compliance hires: that is why we are specialists in the space. We know that deep market knowledge, relationships and networks are all vital to recognising that elusive cultural fit when we see it.

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