Compliance Advisor

London, UK
Full-time

Company Description

At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ in excess of 750 people and manage more than £8 billion on behalf of over 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.

The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Real Estate, Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Wealth and Octopus Renewables. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.

Job Description

About the Role

Compliance Advisory

We are looking for a Compliance Adviser who will work within the broader advisory team, taking ownership of key relationships and initiatives across various Octopus entities.

The Octopus Compliance department features an exciting and interesting team, with a goal to protect the business by embedding compliance culture, promoting customer obsession, and supporting Octopus’ core values: Be straight forward; be bold; and be helpful.  The team has a broad remit, covering all parts of the firm’s asset management business and is looking for someone to join the Compliance Advisory unit. The successful candidate will be somebody who is keen to add value and propose solutions beyond the basic expectations of compliance.  There will be certain key partnerships within the firm that you will form and it is essential that you look to become a key partner.  You will have the opportunity to develop a clear strategy for how you will perform your role at Octopus, and be able to make it happen.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Building/maintaining relationships based on providing clear, reliable and consistent advice around regulatory matters and developments, including working with the HR function regarding the Octopus training and competence programme;
  • Leading on advice, training and support around the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), including providing assistance to the HR department on relevant processes, procedures and requirements;
  • Maintaining/implementing compliance policies and procedures;
  • Provide support and training to staff on compliance matters, and reporting management information to the various Committees and Boards

Qualifications

Job Specific Experience/Technical Skills/Abilities

  • Relevant experience in retail and/or institutional asset management
  • Compliance-related qualifications
  • Well organised with the ability to multitask and prioritise workload
  • Team player with a can-do attitude
  • Detailed knowledge of the FCA handbook
  • Experience of preparing and submitting regulatory returns, as well as FCA applications and notifications (via FCA’s GABRIEL and CONNECT systems)
  • Involvement and ownership in delivering on projects relating to Regulatory Developments
  • Previous experience relating to Outsourcing and 3rd-Party Reliance relationships

Additional Information

Our Values and DNA  

At Octopus we don't just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths:  

We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company's vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for.

We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold.

We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in.  

We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and were always learning, adapting and improving.  

We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.  

What we offer Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.

 

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