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About Standard Chartered We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.
The Role Responsibilities
Role sits within the Global Functions Compliance Team providing support to the HR function, specifically providing day to day Compliance advice and support in respect of HR Projects and Initiatives.
Help the Group meet its commitment of being "Here for Good" by building a sustainable compliance framework that places regulatory and compliance best practice standards, and a culture of appropriate conduct at the forefront of the Group's agenda.
As an independent second line risk control function, execute the relevant aspects of the Compliance framework through robust independent risk control and the provision of specialist advice and constructive challenge in a manner proportionate to the nature, scale and complexity of the Group's business.
Proactively support and challenge the Group's businesses and functions to exhibit appropriate conduct, comply with regulatory and compliance requirements and strive to achieve fair outcomes for the Group's clients..
Support the management of the regulatory relationships with each of the regulators, whose rules the Group is subject to.
Maintain independence, deliver timely responses, and timely escalation of risks and issues where they feel risk management tolerance of the firm are exceeded.
Support and implement the vision, strategy, and direction for Global Functions Compliance In accordance with strategic plan.
Promote the culture and practice of compliance with compliance standards (including conducting business within regulatory requirements, and to high ethical standards) within the Bank and embed a Here for good culture and the Group Code of Conduct.
Provide Compliance Advisory Support on HR Initiatives across the HR Change Programme. Key activities will include:
Review completed Engagement Requests and ensure scope of project is known and understood.
Strategise with HR on suggested approach for engaging Country Compliance and Regulators in approvals process. Advise HR on the known challenges for the Countries to be engaged and potential timeframes for approval.
Review and challenge the Materiality Assessment for Outsourcing arrangements from a Group perspective; ensure that the outsourcing determination is correct.
Ensure that Compliance Risks are identified and fed back to HR at the point of design through review of key documentation and attendance of design workshops, where necessary. Where Compliance relies on the Initiative for a Compliance process/reporting ensure that Compliance needs are collated and shared with HR.
Confirm Cloud Status of initiative. For Cloud Projects, confirm Cloud Governance is underway following the Cloud Decision Tree. Ensure that DTOO Compliance is aware of the project..
Confirm that a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) has been completed by the project team and that Central Privacy Team has been engaged. Review and challenge PIA for completeness and accuracy and ensure any Privacy Risks are identified and mitigated with actions tracked (where required).
Review and challenge completeness of Initiative documentation provided by the project team in CAS. Ensure known questions from Country Compliance teams have been addressed.
Based on the information provided by HR project team Individual to review Compliance Risks, and mitigants, and Draft Advisory Note summarising initiative for syndication to the Country Teams in CAS for approval. .
Track responses from Country Compliance Teams. Ensure that any questions are responded to by the project team in a timely manner.
Track and review, where required, submissions to Country Regulators and provide regular updates to the Executive Director, Global Functions Compliance.
Identify any common issues/challenges across initiatives and address these strategically with key Stakeholders in Compliance/HR.
Build and maintain an effective and constructive relationship with all key functional and Compliance stakeholders that is based on trust, capability and integrity, providing timely, responsive and quality regulatory compliance advice and guidance to enable the business and functions to meet/ achieve their strategic/tactical objectives.
Regular and diarised catch ups with all key functional stakeholders.
Maintain effective processes (including training, advice and support) to ensure that policies, procedures and standards to address compliance risks (excluding financial crime) are effectively implemented and adhered to when rolling out HR Initiatives.
Review all Operational Risk Assessments and process design changes impacting Compliance Risk Sub-Types prior to project go-live.
Ensure effective management of compliance matters, and in collaboration with the rest of the Compliance team, effectively manage regulatory issues that have a significant impact on the Bank.
Support the provision of information and reports to HRNFC, HR PRC and HR management group on key compliance risks and issues.
Review governance materials for Project Steering Committees (PSCs)/Programme Steering Committees (PgSCs) and ensure that Compliance Risks have been identified and captured accurately. Attend PSCs/PgSCs where there is a material Compliance Risk to be highlighted/discussed, or where requested by HR.
Maintain HR Initiative tracker to ensure all issues and matters are tracked, followed, regularly assessed and reported on.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
Support the Functional teams to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles :
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Prudential Regulation Authority, Financial Conduct Authority and other key regulators of the Group)
HR Programme Management Office
HR Project Managers
Data, Technology, Operations and Outsourcing (DTOO) Compliance
Our Ideal Candidate
Degree or equivalent
Understanding of UK and European regulation and the PRA/FCA regulatory framework.
Preferred an understanding of the Group's organisational structure and internal procedures.
Excellent and proven oral and written communication skills
Networker. Comfortable dealing with businesses across different countries and cultures. Tactful and discreet, confidentiality a must.
Excellent organisation skills, with ability to multi-task. Prioritises activities/projects according to business need - puts in effort to ensure activities completed on schedule and to high quality required.
Enjoys working in a fast paced, sometimes demanding environment.
Pays attention to detail.
Proactive and creative approach to work, self-motivated
Takes responsibility and accountability for own tasks.
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
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