Deputy Head of Compliance/Legal Counsel – International Bank

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    £80,000 - £100,000

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    Edward Manson

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  • Published:

    27 days ago



MERJE are currently representing an international Bank who are looking to bring in a Deputy Head of Compliance & Legal Counsel to support their continued growth in the UK. This will be a dual role covering a wide range of duties across each discipline with a strong focus on commercial support and senior stakeholder engagement across the business.


The Role:


The key objective of the role is to act as deputy Head of Compliance by ensuring that relevant laws and regulations are adhered to and that firm’s policies and procedures comply, as well as performing the function of Legal Counsel. 


You will be responsible for:




  • Monitoring regulatory developments, advising management and staff of such developments and overseeing change.
  • Provide regulatory training to relevant members of staff.
  • Maintaining a regulatory map with other members of the team. 
  • Provide coverage for Group reporting when required.
  • Maintaining a compliance monitoring plan. This should include monitoring the regulatory reporting carried out by Finance.
  • Communicating with the regulators, and managing the day-to-day relationships with them in the absence of the Head of Compliance.
  • Advising on one-off compliance matters, including transactions, and reviewing new products and services.




  • Advise on general banking matters (e.g. corporate lending, leveraged finance, real estate finance and project finance).
  • Advising on company law and corporate governance matters.
  • To execute the drafting, negotiation and completion of confidentiality agreements and loan and security documentation.
  • Provide legal assistance on ISDA documents/Treasury-related matters  (e.g. fx/interest/currency swaps, options and futures).
  • To research on legal issues and provide support on regulatory developments  
  • Where required provide legal assistance on non-banking matters such as reviewing/negotiating supplier and general services/IT contracts and/or general legal assistance to the firm.
  • Informing and advising staff about their obligations for compliance with the GDPR and other data protection laws - reporting to executive management and the Board on data protection issues.




  • Min 8 years of relevant Compliance experience in banking.
  • Solicitor with 2 - 3 years’ post qualification experience
  • Working knowledge of FCA guidelines and principles - detailed knowledge of those regulations which apply to banks
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Organised and methodical approach to work.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to understand regulations
  • Able to prepare and develop relevant training presentations
  • Able to build and maintain relationships with key business stakeholders of all levels


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 in the future.