Senior Head of Compliance

UK – London
UP TO £150,000
Tom Smelt
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  • Reporting to Director Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
  • Heading up all of RG, Betting Integrity, Reg Compliance and Tech/ Licensing
  • Head of Compliance requires several years running Compliance teams in iGaming
Our Client is an international leading Gaming company who are looking for a leading Senior Head of Compliance to run and head up their 60 strong Compliance teams. 

Based in London, you will be responsible for all markets and products for the international business.
Purpose of the role:
The Head of Compliance will effectively manage the planning, operations and reporting of the Compliance team, including the Regulatory Compliance, Betting Integrity, Licensing and Compliance Operations and Customer Welfare functions. The role is responsible for managing the relationship between Compliance and the business’ technical and operational departments, the Data Protection and the AML teams. You will also be a key contact for heads of departments, senior executives within the business, and relationships with third parties.
To achieve this, the Head of Compliance must ensure consistent planning and organisation of the team and monitor this to ensure that the team is effective in meeting the needs of the business . The incumbent must develop, implement, drive and enable staff to meet the vision, mission, pillars and objectives of the team. They will be required to contribute to the development of annual department objectives and strategies and take accountability for the tactical planning, outputs and reporting the activities of the team, as well as managing team and department meetings.
You will be responsible for :
  • The support and development of the Compliance team, incorporating Regulatory Compliance, Betting Integrity, Licensing and Compliance Operations and Customer Welfare management
  • Ensuring that the business is compliant with regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring the goals of each team meet the vision of the department
  • Delivering on the vision, mission and strategies of the Compliance team
  • Developing a culture of compliance through the business
  • Providing a safe environment for our customers to enjoy their gambling activity
  • Senior escalation point of contact with regulators and within the business for any questions and issues relating to Regulatory Compliance, Betting Integrity, Licensing and Compliance Operations and Customer Welfare
  • Ensuring the success and effectiveness of the Compliance Monitoring Programme
  • Ensuring the success and effectiveness of the safer gambling programme, including customer interaction and sustainability
  • Identify innovative solutions to Regulatory Compliance issues and drive implementation
  • Provide visibility of regulatory risks to senior management
  • Reporting issues, metrics and outputs to the Director and others as required
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The job holder may be required to complete any other reasonable duties in order to achieve business objectives.
You will have:
  • At least 5 years prior experience in senior team management
  • Online gambling experience
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory frameworks and risk mitigation strategies
  • Experience supporting business in delivering complex projects in a regulated environment
  • Proven data driven decision making
  • Exceptional planning, organisation, prioritisation and presentation skills
  • Experience influencing and advising senior management
  • Proven experience team development
It would be a bonus if you also had:
  • Prior experience in compliance or internal audit
  • Compliance qualifications such as the ICA Diploma in Compliance
  • Degree qualified in legal, risk, business or management subject
  • Technical product or process knowledge including product lifecycle and security
  • Knowledge of wider regulatory requirements such as data protection and anti-money laundering
  • Ability to think out of the box, investigate and resolve problems efficiently
  • A second European language
Person Specification:
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a very fast paced and changing environment
  • Professional and can-do attitude
  • Results driven
  • Collaborative approach to work
  • Flexible and creative approach to problem solving
  • Resilient and assertive
Our Perks:
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive package
  • Great social and charity events
  • Health and well being weeks
  • Free fruit and a heavily discounted Barista
  • Tickets to events via sponsorships etc
  • Season Ticket Loan
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