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With many years’ expertise recruiting in this area, we work closely with some of the UK’s leading financial services institutions and organisations to find compliance and regulatory experts for permanent and interim positions.
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One of the UK's leading independent recruiters in
Compliance and Regulatory jobs
In the world of business today, many organisations find themselves operating in highly regulated industries, in which increasingly complex rules and regulations are clearly defined to ensure correct practice is adhered to. Failure to meet these standards from a compliance perspective can have significant financial and reputational repercussions. In light of this, MERJE understands that our clients strive to attract the highest calibre of compliance professionals to ensure their businesses remain at the forefront of the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Our highly experienced Compliance team has a wealth of experience recruiting within Banking, Financial Services and a number of other regulated industries. If you are looking to further develop your career in Compliance then our dedicated team of consultants based in London and Manchester are able to discuss your requirements and work with you to achieve your career aspirations.
We recruit Permanent and Contract opportunities across the UK and cover areas such as Compliance, Regulatory Risk, Policy, Monitoring, Advice & Guidance, Training & Competency, Financial Promotions and Data Protection.
Our sector expertise includes:
Job titles include Head of Compliance, Regulatory Risk Manager, Compliance Monitoring Manager, Compliance Policy Manager, T&C Supervisor and Data Protection Specialist.
MERJE was founded in
Our Management Team each have over
years' recruitment experience within their specialist markets
of permanent placements had a
salary of £40,000 and over
Contract and Interim roles comprise of
of our placements
Director - Compliance & AML
Director - Compliance & Risk Management
Senior Consultant - Compliance & Risk
Principal Consultant - Compliance & Risk
Senior Consultant - Financial Crime & Regulatory Compliance
Consultant - Compliance & Financial Crime
about 16 hours ago
MERJE are working with a Life Insurance client who are looking to grow their Actuarial function with the addition of a Part Qualified Actuary. You will ideally come from a Life Insurance background and be making good progress with your exams or have sufficient Life experience. The role will be varied and given you a broad exposure of a Life function. Working alongside the wider team, but also having the potential to take a lead role, you’ll be involved in some of the following; Solvency II reviews and valuations Capital Projections / Capital Planning / Capital Management Investment strategy / ALM Development of Actuarial models. Pricing The ideal Candidate: Academics within Actuarial / Financial / Mathematics and making progress with Actuarial exams. Working experience in the Life Insurance industry Demonstrable working experience with Solvency II Strong stakeholder engagements skills Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. This opportunity will be office based once appropriate to do so but will have aspects of flexible working. Actuarial study support available.
about 17 hours ago
Risk Actuary / Senior Financial Risk Analyst
MERJE are working with a General Insurance client grow their Risk and Actuarial function. This client has reviewed it’s Actuarial and Risk capability and is looking for a Nearly Qualified Actuary to join the team to continue and drive this development. You will have the ability to support various workstreams in the long run. The initial capability will be to support the Internal Model Approval Process (IMAP) and the validation of the model so it meets requirements for submission. The Capital Management of the business is an important driver. You will then provide insight to the model for the wider 2nd line risk function. Long term, this opportunity offers great career progression for the right individual who wants to apply themselves across all aspects of finance / risk / actuarial. You will have the chance to have review risk exposures to Pricing, Reserving, Reinsurance to name a few. The ideal Candidate: Experience in a General Insurance company in an Actuarial or Risk related role. Understanding of Capital / Model Validation / IMAP Making progress with the Actuarial exams, around the nearly Qualified level. (Not essential if working experience is equivalent). Interest in wider Risk and Actuarial capabilities Strong stakeholder communication skills, internally and with external regulators A passion to join a function that’s growing in size and structure, being a lead individual in this transformation. Actuarial study support available should candidates need this. Remote and flexible working arrangements are available. This company encourages a great culture around working from home. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 17 hours ago
Pricing & Data Science Actuary
MERJE are partnering with an exciting Insurtech start-up, supporting their growth plans in the Actuarial Pricing and Data Science remit. This unique opportunity allows the incumbent to be integral in the technical pricing and model development work, as well as showcase their client facing skills when supporting external clients. This is an integral role within the business that involves collaboration with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. For this role you will have both a General Insurance Pricing Actuarial background, alongside a strong understanding of Data Science techniques such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence within predictive analytics. Ideally, you’re GI experience is within P&C and commercial business, personal lines will also be considered. Experienced Actuary – Newly or Qualified P&C Pricing (or personal lines) Knowledge and interest in Machine Learning, Data Science softwares, Artificial Intelligence Interested in non-traditional Actuarial Strong client engagement and communication skills Desire to be an integral part of an Insurtech start-up company. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 18 hours ago
Capital Actuary – General Insurance
£70,000 - £80,000
MERJE are working with a General Insurer to support their Capital function with the hire of a Capital Modelling Actuary. You will be tasked with supporting the developments around the Internal Model with the IMAP due for submission in the coming months. In addition, you’ll support model validation, model parameterisation and Solvency II reporting structures. What we need from you: Qualified Actuary or equivalent experience General Insurance and Capital background Supported IMAP / Capital Management / model validation related projects Familiarity with Igloo / Tyche / Remetrica Demonstrable experience with working alongside other functions (risk/compliance/finance) Remote and flexible working arrangements are available. This company encourages a great culture around working from home. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 18 hours ago
Qualified Actuary – Pricing/Data Science
MERJE are partnering with a General Insurance client in their search for a Senior Pricing Actuary. You will be a lead driver in the pricing strategy, optimisation and development using advanced techniques that bridge in to Machine Learning and Data Science. As a Senior/Qualified Actuary, you will combine your technical GI product and pricing knowledge to encompass new and evolving softwares and techniques. The ideal Candidate: Qualified Actuary – FIA/FFA (candidate qualified by experience will also be considered) General Insurance and Pricing expertise Strong capability of Pricing modelling techniques. Working familiarity of Emblem/Radar/SQL and other similar softwares Interest and knowledge in evolving Data Science / Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence. Stakeholder management/engagement skills – ability to collaborate with Analytics and Data Science teams. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 19 hours ago
Nearly/Newly Qualified Pensions Actuary
£40,000 - £60,000
MERJE are partnering with a Pensions client to support the hire of an Actuary around the Nearly/Newly Qualified level (or equivalent experience). The role will be centred around Defined Benefit (DB) and will be a client facing role facing a variety of projects. The ideal Candidate: Making strong progress or completed the Actuarial exams (FIA or equivalent). Strong UK pensions and regulatory knowledge Pensions experience, Defined Benefit preferred. Consultancy experience desired, but not essential. Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills. Proactive, team player with the ability to challenge and drive other team members. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 22 hours ago
£65,000 - £75,000
MERJE are working with a General Insurance client who are looking for a nearly/newly Qualified Reserving Actuary. The nature of the role will be to support with the reserve reviews using various actuarial techniques with a focus on monthly reserving. You will be tasked with ensuring support is provided on various reserving projects and that continuous improvements are made to the accuracy of reserves. The ideal Candidate: Nearly/Newly Qualified Actuary – or equivalent experience. Specific experience in General Insurance & Reserving. Familiar with ResQ SAS / SQL / VBA knowledge. Desire to manage/mentor junior Actuaries or analysts. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
6 days ago
Technical Services & Research
c. £45,000 + Benefits
To assist in delivering a comprehensive suite of technical support services to the Financial Advisers of the business. Key responsibilities include: To deliver technical guidance and provision of product research via the helpdesk covering all areas of financial planning To design, implement and maintain the company’s suite of factfinds and suitability templates Communicate with advisers via the phone, in writing and occasionally face to face. To answer helpdesk queries or emails within SLAs and in a professional manner at all times To undertake ongoing reviews of company product panels To maintain internal audit trail of all panel areas To review off panel/specialist requests submitted by advisers within SLA Maintain proactive dialogue with product/fund providers and third parties, identifying new ideas and market themes. Monitor and research technical and product market developments to refine our processes and inform advisers The Person: Qualified to QCF4 as a minimum and ideally hold AF7 or equivalent Experience in a paraplanning, compliance or similar role preferable. Experience of using industry standard adviser business systems such as Intelligence Office, Dynamic Planner, Defaqto Engage, O&M Pensions, Selectapension, AssureWeb, Trigold, Iress, Financial Express etc. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
11 days ago
C £45,000 pa + Benefits
Job Description: You'll drive the compliance agenda, and pro-actively develop and maintain excellent compliance awareness and adhesion to compliance best practices, company policies and procedures throughout the business. Your support network will include compliance champions, management tiers and top leadership as well as support from our excellent external ISO consultancy who are available as required to provide guidance, support, as well as conduct internal auditing facilities where required. The ability to develop strong and effective working relationships with your support network and indeed all employees is essential to your success in this role. Key responsibilities include: Maintenance, and implementation of ISO management systems, policies and procedures Drive and maintain policy and procedures in line with GDPR data protection law Perform the duties and responsibilities of data protection officer Perform Employee Awareness Training, including the development of training programmes, media, posters, etc. Coordinating our auditing programme Staying up to date with changes to standards and managing the impact of change to the business Implementing Incident Management procedures Delivering continuous improvement to our ISO management systems Providing support to the tender writing team on compliance related matters The Person: You'll be passionate about compliance and demonstrate an ability to bring this to life across multiple functional disciplines You'll have an excellent working knowledge of the requisite ISO standards (ISO 9001,ISO14001, ISO22301, ISO27001: You'll have strong stakeholder management attributes, with the ability to manage and influence remotely, and possess business partnering skills You'll have a robust understanding of GDPR and Data Protection Law Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
11 days ago
Director of Risk & Compliance (Exclusive role)
£ Six Figure base salary
My client is long established, highly regarded and a market leader in the field in which they operate. They are currently seeking a Director of Risk & Compliance to oversee and monitor the effective management of risk & compliance within the group and its subsidiary business, to enable the achievement of strategic objectives and priorities through the identification, assessment and management of key risks. Reporting to the CEO you will attend Executive Risk and Conduct Committee as well as Board Audit & Risk Committee in order to discharge your responsibilities. Key responsibilities include: Embed and ensure continuous improvement of the group risk management framework. Ensure an effective group compliance framework is in operation and regulatory change is identified, assessed and prioritised for action (horizon scanning). Ensure compliance with all legal and statutory obligations through Company Secretariat. Maintain responsibility for the management of the relationship with the groups internal audit provider. Develop the risk and compliance culture and demonstrate the groups values within all areas. Ensure a proactive and open dialogue with regulators and that notifications are made where appropriate and in a timely manner. Oversee and present Risk & Compliance papers to Executive and Board committees, including the Risk Appetite Dashboard. Ensure that the risk universe is maintained and appropriate actions are taken by management where risks are deemed outside of appetite. Maintain an adequate framework to ensure compliance with the Senior Managers & Certification Regime and that Senior Managers and Certified role holders are aware of their role and responsibilities. Ensure regulatory reporting is accurate and timely. Provide pro-active support and challenge to the Executive Team. Build annual departmental cost budgets and ensure these are maintained within plan. Provide leadership and direction to line reports to deliver the planned activities to agreed quality and performance standards. Discharge all responsibilities assigned to you under the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and perform all your tasks, duties and responsibilities with due care and diligence as required by the group and the FCA. The Person: Extensive experience as a subject matter expert for regulatory compliance at a senior level, preferably within a Consumer Credit business. In depth technical knowledge and practical experience FCA requirements and standards Experience of liaison with the FCA and other regulatory bodies Significant experience of risk management techniques and familiar with sophisticated and integrated risk management processes and tools Proven experience of managing teams of professionals at various levels of seniority Commercial, business focussed with strong judgement and integrity. Highly motivated with integrity Ability to work effectively at all levels, developing effective relationships internally and externally Calm and diplomatic with strong negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to effectively manage stakeholders. This is a unique opportunity to take on a broad and challenging role. Due to the pandemic this role is currently home based. Moving forward it is likely to be office based with flexibility for partial homeworking opportunities, subject to COVID-19 restrictions in place. Salary is entirely commensurate with experience but will reflect the significance of the role. MERJE have been appointed exclusively on this role and any CVS sent direct to the client will be forwarded directly to MERJE for evaluation. Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
11 days ago
Compliance Officer – Payments
£40,000 - £50,000
An exciting opportunity to join a UK based Compliance team for leading digital payments hub. Our client is seeking an experienced Compliance Officer to support the Head of Risk & Compliance in a variety of duties. For this role, we’re looking for a person with a compliance and risk background who is comfortable operating independently, pragmatically and meeting strict regulatory deadlines. Key responsibilities include: Prepare reports and dashboards for governance committees Support bank due diligences being performed Support the development and integration of Risk Management Framework – Enterprise, Operational, 2nd Line of Defence monitoring and testing activities Maintain database of product reviews and assessment information Dealing with day to day compliance issues with onboarding of UK/EEA customers (also supporting the Spain Compliance Officer/MLRO) Conduct partner oversight and review to ensure partners are compliant with the Compliance Framework. General compliance program enhancement; work with operations and product teams in the development and implementation of compliance and risk management tools (efficiency/automation initiatives, etc) Support training initiatives (internal and with partners) Keep abreast with developments in the regulatory and technology environments to ensure best-in-class compliance. Requirements: Have at least 3 years of compliance experience Have practical knowledge and experience of AML and Payment Services Directive and other applicable UK and European regulation Have a good understanding of digital and cash-based money transfer operations Thrive in a diverse, collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts Can work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment
11 days ago
Operational Resilience Leader
c.£50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Our client is a well-respected Financial Services business who are currently looking to recruit an Operational Resilience Leader. This role will lead the Operational Resilience team and define the ongoing Operational Resilience strategy, designing and delivering the implementation and embedding of Operational Resilience and Operational Continuity In Resolution (OCIR) activities across the business. Role: Interpretation of Operational Resilience and OCIR regulatory publications, policy, rules and guidance in a timely manner and effectively incorporated into our strategy and work plans with education for stakeholders. - Responsible for the shaping, development and maintenance of the Operational Resilience framework methodology and policy with thought leadership aligned to regulatory expectations and business needs. - Own and lead the team and senior stakeholders on the effective delivery of a strategy and supporting working plan for Operational Resilience activities include Important Business Services, Maximum Impact Tolerances, Service Mapping, Stress Testing/Action Planning and Self Assessment. - Working with pillar and critical process owners, develop and maintain the process for ensuring appropriate resilience metrics are identified, collated, monitored and reported up to Board level to support effective decision making. - Leverage Operational resilience mapping work to ensure the effective execution of OCIR requirements and completion of relevant Recovery & Resolution plan templates. - Responsible for ensuring the effective co-ordination of the Operational Resilience Group with preparation and presentation of governance group updates and reports as needed. - Support the change programme ensuring that Operational Resilience is appropriately represented. - Co-ordination of and support for business continuity planning across the recovery teams to support the continuation of critical services in the event that crisis management is invoked. Key Requirements: - Knowledge and understanding of Operational Resilience/OCIR regulatory guidance and ability to translate into objectives to support corporate / strategic direction - Professional experience in a relevant field such as experience of leading Operational Resilience activities or similar strategic initiatives - Proven ability to lead, motivate, inspire and engage a team, coordinating multiple work streams - Ability to influence & support business stakeholders - Ability to analyse and interpret wide ranging information and make appropriate recommendations for Operational Resilience and OCIR
12 days ago
Technical Pricing Lead – General Insurance
MERJE are supporting a well know General Insurance client in their search for a Pricing Manager. The role will require expertise across new pricing model development as well as optimising and testing of current pricing strategies. This sits within the Personal Lines business. Experience in Radar is key. Key responsibilities include: Designing new pricing model strategies Testing and optimising of current pricing structures. Development and support to the wider pricing team, including coaching the analysts. Take a lead role in ensuring the models meet the requirements of the regulator. The ideal Candidate: Specific experience within a General Insurance Pricing function, ideally across motor/household (personal lines) Previous experience in personal lines pricing. Management experience desired but not required. Familiarity with Radar / Emblem / GLM softwares SAS / Excel / SQL desirable. Strong stakeholder engagement. Ability to work in a fast paced environment, adapting and changing structures to meet internal and external requirements. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
12 days ago
Risk Manager - Vendor / Third-Party Management
Overview & Role Purpose: Financial Services business, focusing on specialist lending within the mortgage space are currently looking to hire a Risk Manager to be responsible for managing and embedding the outsourcing framework for new and existing arrangements within the business. The primary focus will be the groups offshore arrangements, to ensure effective oversight and governance is in place. The role will be based out of the Head office located in the West Midlands, with a blend of home and office based working. Key Responsibilities: Complete risk assessment and risk profiles across the IntraGroup Arrangements presenting output at Director / Exec level Agreeing and tracking corrective action plans where IntraGroup Arrangements are outside of the Groups approved Risk Tolerances Annual assurance report covering all IntraGroup Arrangements to be presented to Exec / Board level Present senior management reporting on area of responsibility and as required present at Vendor Management Working Group / Committee and other committees or working groups specifically covering IntraGroup Arrangements Produce regular papers for approval and business committees, recommending enhancements to the IntraGroup Outsourcing Framework in support of business needs and regulatory expectations Prepare and provide regular reporting / status reports against agreed delivery timelines and actions, clearly documenting progress, any risks & issues against the delivery. Ensure risks and issues identified through IntraGroup assessments are documented effectively, business owners assigned corrective action plans, status kept up to date and reported timely and to a satisfactory conclusion. Key Requirements: Experience in developing, managing and overseeing Third-Party / Vendor Management / Outsourcing frameworks Experience in Operational Risk, Quality and risk control self-assessment management is desirable Experience in management of offshore operations.
13 days ago
Investment Risk Analyst
c. £35,000 + Benefits
The role will involve assisting the Risk Team in carrying out the day to day aspects of fund and investment risk management and providing support to the business in implementing an effective fund and risk management framework. Key responsibilities include: Monitoring fund, segregated mandate, MPS and other investment portfolios to ensure they are operating within all applicable regulatory, prospectus, and internal and external limits; Analysis of breaches and other risk events including root cause analysis, trend analysis and preventative measures; Monitoring the level of risk taken within the funds, segregated mandates, MPS and other investment portfolios to ensure consistency with their investment objectives and risk profiles; Preparation of MI and reports required by the Risk Committee, the Investment Oversight Committee (and any other committees as appropriate) in relation to fund segregated mandate, MPS and other investment portfolio risk and business level risks; Ensuring all investment portfolio information held within risk management systems is up to date and accurate at all times; Making recommendations to the business to support the improvement of fund and investment risk management; Assist with preparing the information required by the Risk Committee in order to help it fulfil its function; Assist with regulatory fund and investment portfolio reporting; Maintain key risk management spreadsheets and registers and complete general administrative tasks; Assist with the update and maintenance of the company’s Risk policies and procedures; Assist with general risk queries; and Assist with risk management projects. The Person: 2 years’ experience in a similar role or a fund operations background; An understanding of the UK Regulatory Framework Completed or working towards an appropriate risk management qualification
13 days ago
Complaints Manager - Homeworking
£35,000 - £40,0000 + Benefits
Our client is a well-respected insurance business who are currently looking to recruit a Complaints Manager. Reporting to the Head of Risk & Compliance you will lead and direct the Group’s Complaints function, engaging with customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure delivery of fair customer outcomes in adherence with regulatory guidelines and Financial Ombudsman Service. You will collaborate with the Group business areas and functional stakeholders to: Ensure complaints are investigated promptly, fairly and in line with all company procedures and regulatory expectations whilst promoting a culture to ensure the same across the business. Manage regulatory complaint reporting, including RMAR. Ensure robust and operational complaints policies and procedures are embedded across the business and measures are in place to monitor adherence to the same. Lead on complaint process, documents/letters, policy changes to ensure FCA guidelines are adhered to and efficient processes are implemented. Personally manage the handling of complaints from the initial complaint through to conclusion, in line with all FCA requirements and deadlines. Manage Financial Ombudsmen Service complaints process and reporting. Key Requirements: Complaints management experience, preferably within the insurance industry. Knowledge and understanding of FCA procedures, specifically around complaints. Strong attention to detail and excellent organisational skills. Strong interpersonal skills to deal with challenging issues and provide the right outcome for customers and the business.
I was tasked with recruiting an entire Risk and Compliance function and met with MERJE to discuss our requirements. I left them to do the rest – and they did. They know the market and took the time to listen and understand our culture, providing good quality candidates. They are now our ‘go-to’ company.
Talent Attraction & Selection Manager, UK Insurer
MERJE helped me make my first steps into the Interim market, from finding my first role, to setting up as a Contractor and getting paid! Regular contact at key points gives me the assurance they’re working on my behalf. They’ve been extremely helpful through some difficult times; they’re a trusted source of information and guidance.
Interim Support Advisor, Leading Banking Group
MERJE was extremely knowledgeable about roles, salaries, skills and businesses within the compliance arena, meaning they only contacted me about roles they knew were suitable. They were always truthful and honest throughout the process and my new role meant a significant uplift in salary and opportunities, so excellent all round!
Compliance Manager, International Banking Group