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Chief Compliance Officer

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Discipline:

    Compliance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £100,000 + Benefits

  • Consultant:

    #

  • Email:

    pclayton@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    PC/14764

  • Published:

    4 months ago

Our client is an online gambling and casino company based in Newcastle that has grown rapidly and is now looking for a Chief Compliance Officer to join the Executive Board.

The role will involve:

  • Work closely with Senior Management and the Board to ensure all strategic challenges are recognised and that the framework and appetites established remain agile, appropriate and encompass the evolving profile.
  • To keep up to date with current developments and legislative changes regarding risk, compliance and regulatory matters, including GDPR.
  • Review and summarise regulatory publications and legislation for assessment of the relevance to, and impact on, the business.
  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with the Legal and Compliance team.
  • Hold a personal management licence for compliance, acting as Nominated Officer to Gaming Limited.
  • Hold position of Data Protection Officer.
  • Implement group policies as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with the UK Gambling Commission, acting as a key support the Gaming Limited.
  • Continual development of training program that focuses on all elements of compliance and seeks to ensure that all appropriate employees and management understand and comply with jurisdictional regulations;
  • Act as chair of the Operation Risk Panel.
  • Maintain company risk register.
  • Investigate and advise on compliance requirements associated with expansion into foreign territories.
  • Lead and develop the compliance team, enabling them to fulfil their potential and effectively engage with colleagues across the business.
  • Timely compliance and risk reporting to the Board and key stakeholders as appropriate

Key Requirements:

  •  Experience of working at a senior level in risk and compliance within a regulated commercial environment.
  • Experience in establishing a strong regulatory relationship.
  • Exemplary leadership, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in change management in a fast paced environment.