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Head of Financial Crime Prevention & Operational Risk

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £110,000-£160,000 plus package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 169991
  • Sector: Banking , Asset Management/Funds
Job Description

A position has become available with a major retail bank & wealth management group to become Head of Financial Crime Prevention & Operational Risk. The position is a strategic role, with oversight of: Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, Fraud and Security.


As Head of the function you will be working closely with business heads on a day to day basis to design and deliver world class governance frameworks and controls. Alongside this, you will also work closely with the subject matter experts to draft policies and standards to be adhered to across the organisation. Furthermore, you will be responsible for championing a strong compliance culture throughout the organisation, educating senior business heads on the complexities of financial crime prevention.


  • Strong knowledge of retail banking and wealth management business lines

  • Technical understanding of the financial crime space, ideally across AML, Sanctions & Anti-Bribery & Corruption

  • Exposure to Operational Risk and the ability to work closely with senior operational risk experts to continue to develop a strong OR programme

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with a proven background working with business owners and unit heads at senior managing director level

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