Risk & Compliance Manager

Number of employees

3800

London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-04-02

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @ octopusenergy.group

What we do. Electric Car Leasing

Why we do it. Greener. Fairer. Future.


We are looking for a Risk and Compliance Manager who can help us deliver our mission to make it seamless for individuals and businesses to transition to zero-carbon driving.

Joining a growing function, you will work alongside another Manager reporting into the Head of Risk and Compliance. You will be responsible for delivering the risk and compliance team goals which includes work to establish and evolve the function as well as delivering comprehensive and tailored risk and compliance advice and detailed assurance reviews. 

The role requires an experienced risk and compliance professional with a solid understanding of the FCA regime and financial services legislation, including in relation to financial crime. A consumer hire, consumer credit and insurance distribution background is preferred, but candidates will be considered from any financial services background. Experience in risk management, as part of a Risk and Compliance function, is also desirable.


In addition, the role requires someone who is comfortable feeding into and delivering against a plan, working both independently and as part of a team, as well as someone detail focused and capable of building good working relationships as part of a second line function, in a business that is rapidly scaling. This is a fast paced environment and one allowing lots of opportunity for growth, training and development.

The role is hybrid and you’ll be expected in the London office at least 1 day a week, with occasional trips required to other regional offices (currently Weybridge and Brighton). Octopus offers a lot of flexibility to get your job done in the way that best suits you and the business, so if location is something you’d like to discuss more, please reach out to us.
 

About us

The electric revolution has arrived - and from 2035 you’ll no longer be able to buy a new petrol or diesel car in the UK. 

We’re building a whole new way for drivers to join the electric charge and not only learn about and shop for their EV online, but experience a 'lease for life' through an industry changing customer experience. This is the chance to join one of the UK’s most exciting start-ups – making it easy for individuals and businesses to go electric by getting their car, charger and energy all in one cracking deal.

Octopus Electric Vehicles launched in 2018 to make it seamless to switch to cleaner, greener driving. Our mission is to drive sustainable change, decarbonise the planet and provide our customers with fair pricing and a fantastic experience. 

We're an Octopus Energy company—an innovative new energy supplier. We are part of the Octopus Energy Group, which seeks to improve the lives of millions of people by transforming the industries we operate in. The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

What you'll do...

  • Collaborating on, delivering and continually strengthening our risk and compliance strategy and framework
  • Leading and reporting on our risk and compliance monitoring and advisory programs including delivering monitoring reviews
  • Overseeing annual fit and proper assessments under the FCA’s SM&CR
  • Producing timely and accurate risk and compliance management information - presenting that information to the business, leadership team and where necessary, the Board
  • Ensuring that our governance framework evolves alongside the business and that we have appropriate and up-to-date policies, processes and internal reporting
  • Ensuring that all FCA reporting requirements and communications are handled appropriately and promptly. This includes completing reporting in Reg Data and supporting applications on the FCA Connect platform
  • Keeping abreast of regulatory requirements and changes, and ensuring that the firm’s horizon scanning and regulatory change programme is forward looking
  • Delivering risk and compliance training to the business and overseeing the risk and compliance mandatory training programme
  • Being a key point of contact for the business on all risk and compliance matters and deputising for the Head of Department as required
  • Building strong, collaborative relationships with other oversight functions, not just in Electric Vehicles, but across the Octopus Group
  • What you'll need...

  • 4+ years experience within a FCA regulated risk and compliance function
  • A love of building customer centric products and services 
  • Experience in implementing the FCA Consumer Duty Rules and wider regulatory change
  • A strong understanding of the FCA’s SM&CR and the DISP, PROD, PRIN, COCON and SYSC handbooks, alongside a strong understanding of the FCA’s expectations in relation to vulnerable customers
  • Working knowledge of financial crime requirements, FCA regulations and JMLSG
  • Previous experience of providing both compliance advice and delivering compliance monitoring work
  • Excellent written and presentation skills, alongside a keen eye for detail
  • Strong stakeholder management and the ability to tailor information to the audience
  • Strong change and project management skills, including the ability to manage time well, prioritise effectively and handle multiple deadlines whilst working with (and directing) hybrid teams
  • Ability to problem solve and to suggest and implement solutions
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse teams across the business
  • A passion for personal development and for driving better ways of working. You’ll need to get stuck into a variety of areas as we build and evolve the function
  • In addition, the following are desirable:
  • -A strong working knowledge of the FCA regulations for consumer hire, consumer credit and insurance distribution
    -Risk management experience, for example with RCSAs and risk registers

    Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
  • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
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