Financial Crime Policy & Change Manager

Holborn and Covent Garden, London (Greater)
07 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you passionate about driving change in Financial Crime Compliance? Do you translate policies into easy to understand requirements for our colleagues? Are you keen to utilise your Financial Crime knowledge to make a real contribution towards your company’s development? If yes, then we may have the role for you!

As a Financial Crime Policy & Change Manager, you will provide Financial Crime advice and guidance to Change initiatives being run across the Bank to make sure they are compliant with the bank’s Financial Crime policies and appetite. You will play a key role as a subject matter expert for stakeholders in providing expertise and insight and in the development and maintenance of the Financial Crime controls.

Depending on the team, most of our roles offer flexible working and you will work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19.

So what would you be doing?...

• Reviewing propositions and initiatives and providing advice and guidance to make sure these are designed in line with policy

• Identifying gaps in policy and standards relating to Financial Crime, liaising with the business to remediate gaps accordingly

• Providing Financial Crime support and advice to colleagues at all levels across Metro Bank on strategic initiatives

• Participating in regular working groups and workshop as required to progress Financial Crime change activities

• Making sure that Financial Crime activities are undertaken within the teams SLA 

You need to be this kind of person…

• Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers
• Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment

• Prepared to stick at something – we get nervous if someone has jumped from job to job as we want people who are prepared to learn and grow
• Care about doing a great job and exceeding expectations with the quality of what you do

And... we are a bank so risk is a part of everything we do. We love people who take responsibility, do the right thing for customers, colleagues and Metro Bank and have the courage to call out any concerns.

We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to do most of these wonderful things...

• Understand the risks associated with your job and what that means for you, Metro Bank and all our stakeholders

• Naturally, you will have experience of defining and delivering Financial Crime change in similar organisations

• You must have knowledge of the regulatory and legislative requirements for the financial crime disciplines AML/CTF, sanctions, ABC and tax evasion

• Naturally, you would have strong analytical skills

• You will have worked in a second line advisory Financial Crime position with Financial Crime tools and solutions

• An industry recognised qualification in Financial Crime e.g. ICA Financial Crime/AML Diploma would be great but is not essential


Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box.  We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked.  So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates.. Good luck!



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