Compliance Manager

Bower Retirement
Chipping Ongar
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A well established and successful Financial Services Firm based in Essex. Bower is looking for the right candidate to lead our growing Compliance Team based at Head Office in Ongar. Bower Group incorporates Bower Retirement, Bower Mortgages and Bower Private Clients.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is hard working, professional and wants to become an integral part of a growing multi-award winning company, that will provide you with opportunities for career development, training and support, for you to attain your full potential.

The Role

Implementing, developing, and overseeing control systems to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines, and internal policies.

Understanding and interpretation of changes to regulations impacting the business, and to close any gaps identified.

Keep up to date with legislation, regulation and best practices.

Contribute towards a robust company Training & Competence Scheme.

Develop effective training programs on compliance matters including appropriate training for new and existing advisers.

Review compliance plans, and updating policies and procedures when required.

Producing KPI’s and other management information, analysing and reporting this data to Senior Management as and when required.

Day to day managing, motivating, delegating tasks, and providing feedback to the individuals in the compliance team.

Quarterly presentations of compliance issues at our in-house meetings.

Personal Specification

We are looking for someone with the following skill set:

Preferably a minimum of 5 years experience in compliance,

Ideally a background in Equity Release or Mainstream Mortgages

An In-depth knowledge of the industry’s standards and regulations

Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record keeping

Experience working within Financial Services

Work well under pressure

Ability to build relationships to implement change

Good management skills

Excellent communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Experience of dealing with the FCA

Why work with us

When you join us at Bower Group, you do more than simply work here. You become part of a talented team that has, through hard work and dedication to our customers, become one of the most successful equity release companies in the UK (Bower was voted 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 What Mortgage Awards winner). Good location, free on site parking, pension and other benefits.

An excellent opportunity to join a successful and profitable business offering a competitive salary, bonus and benefits.


To apply for this challenging and rewarding role, apply online or send your CV and covering letter to:

Bower Retirement

Essex Technology & Innovation Centre

The Gables,

Fyfield Road,

Ongar, Essex


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location.

Salary: (dependant on experience)

You will be required to work 40 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm depending on business requirements.