Head of Compliance and Risk

Banking and Financial - Online Gaming


RecruitGibraltar are currently helping our client who is one of the most exciting businesses in the gaming industry today who are looking to revolutionise football betting. They offer long term career growth, excellent salary, relocation assistance, and a rewarding working environment where you can make a real impact.

They need a Head of Compliance and Risk to lead and drive forward the compliance and risk agenda and ensure that a strong compliance and risk culture is recognised and embedded throughout the business. In addition to a core focus on gambling related regulatory concerns and consumer protection/safer gambling, the position will also assume overall responsibility for internal audit, business continuity and risk management across the Group.

What will you do as a Head of Compliance and Risk?

Developing and overseeing control systems to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal policies
Evaluating the efficiency of controls and improve them continuously
Revising procedures, reports etc. periodically to identify hidden risks or non-conformity issues
Draft, modify and implement company policies
Assess the business’s future ventures to identify possible compliance risks
Lead, motivate and provide strategic direction to the compliance/risk team
Ensure that the Board of Directors and Senior Management Team are kept abreast of any developments in compliance and risk requirements.
Provide oversight and direction as a result of regulatory changes.
Provide oversight and direction as a result of a crisis or compliance violation.
Build strong relationships and act as the primary point of contact for the Jersey Gambling Commission, UK Gambling Commission and other official bodies (eg ICO).
Design and implement compliance and risk monitoring plans and frameworks that identify, document and mitigate compliance risks associated with the business.
Conduct on-going reviews of the organisation’s procedures, systems and controls to ensure that they meet current regulatory and audit requirements.
Prepare reports, papers and submissions to the Board on compliance and risk matters.
Provide day to day support to all internal and external stakeholders on any issues around compliance and regulation.
Working in areas such as AML, CTF, Gambling Licence and Legislation, IBAS, PCI DSS,Advertising, Data Protection etc.

What do you know that makes you a great Head of Compliance and Risk?

Experience of working at a senior level in compliance and risk within a regulated commercial environment.
Experience in establishing strong regulatory relationships – both internally and externally.
Act as Deputy MLRO for the company;
Maintain and monitor adequate controls for social responsibility requirements;
Drive project development within the areas of responsible gambling and social responsibility;
Assist and support the CEO in ensuring that the Operational compliance work carried out in other offices is carried out in accordance with the company’s processes, procedures, and licensing requirements;
Carry out suspicious transaction reporting as required;
Assist and support the CEO in relation to annual AML and Compliance audits and ensure that any deficiencies are addressed expediently
Stay on top of any regulatory developments that may affect the business and communicate potential risks or developments to the CEO appropriately;
Assist and support the CEO in ensuring that other regulations, such as data protection laws, are implemented properly across the business;
Ongoing monitoring of customer activities to monitor the effectiveness of controls and identify risk areas;
Work with other internal departments to ensure a high level of regulatory compliance is maintained across multiple verticals;
Assist the company in regulatory matters when launching new products and brands (securing approvals from the regulatory bodies and other relevant parties and conducting risk assessments)
Ensure marketing activity complies with all marketing, advertising, and social responsibility codes.

Salary £80k based on experience with benefits package.

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