Head of Financial Crime Policy




FinTech & Payments, Fraud Risk & Investigation, Risk & Compliance


£70,000 to £85,000 Per Annum


competitive bonus/benefits packages



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Head of Financial Crime Policy job


This is a high profile role responsible for leading the industry’s collective fight against economic crime in the UK, including anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, fraud, law enforcement collaboration, and intelligence sharing.

Delivering against the agreed objectives covering all areas of financial crime policy and strategy development. In particular, the role will work with the Director of Financial Crime Policy in acting as secretariat to key panels, coordinating cross-EC activity, producing member communications, and supporting policy and strategy development. 


Experience of:

–     Policy development

–     Working in and/or with the financial sector

–     Engagement with diverse stakeholders, e.g. law enforcement, regulators and HMG

–     Financial crime legislation and regulations

–     Verbal briefings to internal committees


–     Presentation skills

–     Policy or strategy experience

–     EU/international affairs experience


A degree or other equivalent relevant qualification preferred but not essential for the right candidate.Knowledge/skills/experience requiredTechnical knowledge of economic crime, in particular money laundering, terrorist financing and/or bribery and corruption.


The Role:

Secretariat to the Money Laundering Advisory Panel (MLAP), Smaller Firm MLRO Network, EC Associate Member Panel and other panels, committees and working groups as required. Provide policy and strategy support to the financial crime team, across the breadth of Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Bribery and Corruption, and International Illicit Finance, as necessary.Supporting key priorities within the Economic Crime Reform agenda, including public-private partnership activities.Supporting the day-to-day implementation and coordination of economic crime activities across the wider economic crime team and the rest of the organisation.


Key Responsibilities

Secretariat and supporting priority initiatives:

Secretariat oversight for committees and working groups under the Financial Crime Policy and Strategy team as required, including proactive engagement with members of these committees and working groups. Production of briefings and consultation responses for the organisation, for both internal and external stakeholders, effectively communicating strategic industry positions and coordinating member input as required. 

Policy and Strategy Support

Work with members, government and regulators to develop and drive forward economic crime policy and strategy. This will include but is not limited to:

o       Leading on the production of consultation responses, coordinating member responses, and working to define policy positions, across all subject areas, but particularly AML/CTF, international illicit finance, ABC and broader economic crime reform efforts.

o       Supporting senior colleagues to drive and deliver policy work strands, particularly those stemming from the Economic Crime Plan 2.

o       Lead our input into the international AML/CTF agenda, including engagement through EBF and IBFED

o       Developing and communicating industry asks for new legislation such as the potential Economic Crime Bill, as well as supporting continued engagement on the ECCT Bill.

o       Delivery of policy briefings to agreed timescales as required.


Stakeholders and Membership


Responsibility for financial crime member communications to support member engagement, including delivery of weekly newsletters, and ensuring delivery of key documents highlighting topical issues and activities as appropriate.Managing and developing a strong network of stakeholders across the public and private sector.Supporting external events, presentations and speaking opportunities for members, associate members and wider stakeholders


Skills and Competencies

Excellent verbal and written communicationExcellent interpersonal skills together with the ability to effectively manage diverse stakeholder relationsProactive and able to identify opportunities for policy work that supports membersSound project management skillsAbility to manage busy workload prioritising key areas as appropriateAbility to think strategicallySelf-motivated and ability to motivate othersExcellent team workerDelivery focused

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