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Head of Financial Crime & MLRO

  • Location: Kent, England
  • Salary: £80,000 - £95,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: PD172512
  • Sector: Financial Crime Compliance
Job Description

A globally reaching Financial Services organisation is seeking a new Head of Financial Crime & MLRO to lead the Financial Crime programme.


The role will take responsibility for the full Financial Crime Framework, leading the Financial Crime practice and face off to relevant regulatory bodies.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain oversight of 2nd line Financial Crime Operations
  • Build and maintain a risk based financial crime framework covering full spectrum of financial crime activities
  • Take a risk-based approach to decision making and enhance the organisations country risk profile
  • Present the annual MLRO report and engage directly with the board and other senior stakeholders
  • To maintain and enhance the financial crime systems and procedures to counter the risk of financial crime
  • To develop and enhance the financial crime policy and guidance regarding fraud, ABC and anti-money laundering and terrorist financing and to advise management on appropriate systems of control



The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced financial crime practitioner who extensive experience of leading a financial crime practice, engaging with senior stakeholders, drafting and updating FCC policy and procedural guidelines and is who has held a CF11 or SMF17 position previously. You will have a good blend of UK and international experience and have experience of managing relationships with multiple regulatory and industry bodies.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a regulated financial services business that has a moral mission as well.


If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please get in touch with Patrick Gerard Dahill at Barclay Simpson on 0207 936 8904 for a confidential conversation; submit your CV to or apply on the link.


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