Financial Crime Policy Manager

  • Metro Bank
  • Southampton Row, London WC1B 5HA, UK
  • Aug 15, 2019
Full time

Job Description

Do you know the difference between a policy and a standard? Do you relish policy and procedure writing? Are you widely knowledgeable when it comes to financial crime and financial crime risk assessments? Can you interpret legislation and regulation swiftly and identify requirements to make policies and standards easy to understand for our colleagues? If yes, then we may have the role for you!

As Financial Crime Policy Manager you will support the design, development and delivery of the Bank’s financial crime policy, minimum standards and risk assessments. You’ll do this by creating key frameworks and strategies to help facilitate our financial crime controls in order to comply with regulation and legislation. You’ll empower our colleagues by making your work simple and easily digestible, allowing them to focus on delivering amazing customer service to our customers and creating fans.

So what would you be doing?...

• Undertaking bank wide financial crime risk assessments and gap analysis
 Be integral to the development of our internal colleague financial crime training
 Creating and maintaining policy governance and escalations processes 
 Conducting horizon scanning and drafting briefing documents 
 Making sure colleagues are informed of key regulatory, legislative and industry updates
 Providing regular reports for the business 

You need to be this kind of person…

 Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers
 Prepared to stick at something - we get nervous if someone has jumped from job to job
 Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment

And whilst we always aim to train for skill where possible, on this occasion we are looking for someone who is already able to do most of these wonderful things…

 Comfortable writing reports, policies and procedures and presenting them to stakeholders
 Previous experience working in an advisory financial crime position within a 2nd or 3rd line function
 Knowledge of the regulatory and legislative requirements for the financial crime disciplines, fraud, AML/CTF, sanctions, ABC and tax evasion
 Some exposure or involvement in projects within a financial crime setting 
 An industry recognised qualification in Financial Crime e.g. ICA Financial Crime/AML Diploma 
 Examples of building strong relationships with peers across an organisation to support and implement effective Financial Crime controls


Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box.  We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked.  So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Good luck!