Head of Risk and Compliance

Dobson Welch
Billericay, UK
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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Head of Risk and Compliance ( Retail )
Location: Essex
Salary to £70k

A great opportunity working for a food focussed retailer with a strongUK presence . Our client is looking to recruit an ambitious and highly talented risk and compliance professional to take on the role of Head of Risk and Compliance in their head office.

The key purpose of this role is accountability for the effective risk compliance strategy, providing oversight and assurance to ensure that the business meets regulatory/legislative requirements, whilst reducing criminal incidents and accidents.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop, lead and implement a robust Regulatory Compliance framework, ensuring a compliant working environment, with the business identifying/meeting wider regulatory requirements as well robust Health & Safety, Crime & security framework to ensure a safe and compliant working environment.
You will design and embed a robust governance and reporting of regulatory compliance and crime matters to Exec level, identifying trends and providing recommendations for action along with managing the operational risk function and drive continuous improvement in order to ensure delivery against relevant assigned KPI's and SLA's.
Managing and leading a team you will creating the conditions for them to perform at their best, to develop appropriately and to contribute to effective talent management across the business and have collaborative relationships with senior stakeholders across the business to form the strategies, and create a culture of compliance to minimise significant risk exposures. .
You will also focus on Health & Safety, Crime & Security legislation and best practice. And lead direct corporate investigations involving financial irregularity, whistleblowing allegations and enquiries that are complex or highly sensitive with the addition of establishing , developing and maintaining external strategic level relationships with relevant enforcement agencies, security experts and relevant government bodies.


We are looking for a well versed Risk and Compliance professional with a solid recent understanding of Risk and Compliance with a retail company ( Ideally food focussed )

Candidates have academic qualifications in RISK within retail and the market knowledge

Solid understand in retail in security
First class analytical skills, with the ability to calculate potential risk effects
Strong understanding of significant risks,

Able to communicate, negotiate and influence at all levels from store manager to Director.
Hold a current full UK driving license as travelling is essential UK wide .

Send a CV for an immediate response .

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