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Financial Crime Risk Lead

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26 Jun 2021

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This requires change to the current organisational design to augment the team with more senior 1st line risk expertise. We wish to appoint a number of roles to build out the team's skills. These roles are designed to augment the leadership and the current key skills and capabilities gaps in the team. The focus of the hires is to strengthen the level of 1st line risk support to both our Personal Lines and Commercial Lines business (including deal support to support the business growth agenda) providing experienced 1st line risk expertise, enhance the capabilities of the core shared services team and strengthen the Quality and Assurance/control testing capabilities of the 1st line risk team.

The hiring of the roles would enable the successful transformation of the team into a high-performing 1st line risk team.

The Financial Crime Risk Lead will report to the UKGI Risk & Governance Director and be required to work as part of the UKGI CCO undertaking a role covering the UK GI business. This will include Personal Lines (PL), Commercial Lines (including Global Corporate Speciality (GCS) and SME businesses) and provide leadership to the UKGI Financial Crime teams.

This is a broad role covering all financial crime risk types (Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorism Financing, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Fraud and the Corporate Criminal Offence of the failure to prevent the facilitation of Tax Evasion).

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Working closely with the Group UKGI Head of Financial Crime to provide support, advice and assistance to the UKGI Business to aid implementation, management and reporting of financial crime risk including, but not limited to fraud and bribery prevention, countering terrorist financing and financial sanctions risk
  • Implementing and ongoing monitoring of necessary controls to bring businesses in line with AML/CTF, sanctions, ABC and anti-tax evasion policies
  • Developing and implementing a risk-based approach to Financial Crime controls based on the Financial Crime Risk Assessment and risk appetite
  • Supporting the roll out, application and ongoing monitoring of minimum standards across businesses
  • Providing MI and risk/resilience reports in accordance with governance requirements, including presentation of MI to relevant risk and customer committees
  • Coordinating and managing risk assessments by the relevant 1st line of defence business areas and the required mitigation plans developed by the second line of defence
  • Working within the financial crime framework aligned to the Group Financial Crime Risk operating model and Aviva Group Policies, Group risk appetite and Group strategy to mitigate the risk of UKGI being used to facilitate financial crime

Skills & Experience:
  • Track record in the management of financial crime risk and compliance
  • A thorough knowledge of the regulatory regime in respect of financial crime
  • Knowledge of best practice and emerging developments in similar organisations
  • Understand the needs of customers to ensure they are treated fairly
  • Subject matter expertise across financial crime risk types (including AML & Sanctions) with an in-depth knowledge, of Bribery and Corruption, Fraud and the Corporate Criminal Offence of the failure to prevent the facilitation of Tax Evasion
  • Relevant financial services sector experience and experience of working in a regulated environment

What will you get for this role?
  • Competitive Salary depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family. (Some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we're people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too, we're all about our people - that's you - so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we're very open to that. In fact, we don't advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it's up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you've applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we'll make sure we interview you.

We'd love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Guv a call on 0750 008 7919 or send an email to

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By 'minimum criteria' we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.
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