Head of Risk and Compliance

Job Title: Head of Risk and Compliance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheshire
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension + Perks
Reference: JN -102020-1238323_1602779890
Contact Name: George Wearden
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 15, 2020 17:38

Job Description

The Head of Risk & Compliance position is accountable for the risk management operations of the company, to include the integration of risk concepts into strategic planning, and risk identification and mitigation activities.

Client Details

The organisation are a rapidly growing Financial Services business, with offices in Cheshire, that have seen consistent growth over recent years.


The Head of Risk and Compliance's responsibilities will include, but not be limited to;

  • Create an integrated risk framework for the entire organisation
  • Assess risk throughout the organisation
  • Quantify risk limits
  • Develop plans to mitigate risks
  • Advice on directing capital to projects based on risk
  • Assist functional managers in obtaining risk mitigation funding
  • Monitor the progress of risk mitigation activities
  • Create and disseminate risk measurements and reports
  • Communicate to key stakeholders regarding the risk profile of the business


The successful Head of Risk and Compliance should have;

  • Extensive experience in international risk management
  • Exposure to and knowledge of the payments industry or FinTech or banking industry
  • A proven ability to act and collaborate in conjunction with commercial leaders
  • Project management (global) experience
  • Extensive knowledge of risk management
  • Advanced familiarity with payments, remittance or consumer banking businesses
  • Ability to navigate a complex and technology rich environment

Job Offer

The Head of Risk and Compliance will receive;

  • A competitive salary, bench marked against a peer group similar companies in the UK
  • 25 days holiday per year + your birthday off
  • Company laptop & tech equipment of your choice
  • A flexible workplace - we like to say yes