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Head of Compliance - SJPI

  • Financial Services
  • 16/05/2024
  • Permanent

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Job Description

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St. James's Place (SJP) works in partnership to plan, grow and protect our clients’ financial futures. We deliver personalised, face-to-face financial advice to our clients, who trust us to manage their money to reach their goals. We provide this service via the Partnership, a network of qualified, expert advisors. We put financial wellbeing and responsible business choices at the heart of everything we do. We believe in the value of difference and know that diverse teams can help us problem solve and innovate for clients.

We look for people to join SJP to make an impact and to contribute to our culture which is based around long term relationships, doing the right thing, and being the best version of ourselves.

Location: Dublin

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Employment Type: Permanent 

Seniority: Mid-Senior Level

The main purpose of the role is to ensure that the Ireland-based authorised firm within the SJP Group, (SJPI) are aware of and can align with applicable regulatory and conduct requirements, including those proposed or confirmed changes to the CBI and EU-level regulation as pertains to SJPI and the Group; to assist the business in implementing regulatory changes; and to advise the business so that the interpretation of existing rules and guidance is appropriate and in accordance with risk appetite..


  • Overall responsibility (PCF12)for leading the operation of the compliance function and reporting directly to the Board and/or relevant subcommittee on compliance matters.
  • Prescribed Responsibility PR2: Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under the Fitness and Probity Regime under Part 3 of the 2010 Act.
  • Responsible for the adherence to the IAF/SEAR requirements by SJPI’s PCF population, working with Group functions as needed.
  • Monitor, along with Group colleagues, the regulatory horizon regarding compliance related matters assessing impact and required approach to compliance.

Special Requirements

  • Detailed and extensive knowledge of the Central Bank of Ireland rules for Insurance entities, and all relevant EU legislation (Directives and Regulations) pertaining to Irish-based authorised firms.
  • As the Head of Compliance, you will have a recognised compliance qualification (LCIAI or equivalent), third level degree, ideally in a legal/audit/risk field
  • You will possess a strong Regulatory Compliance background in a financial services/insurance/funds environment and have had significant exposure and experience dealing with the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”)
  • You will have a strong understanding of compliance risks within the life insurance industry such as Fitness and Probity, Corporate Governance, IDD.

The annual salary range for this role in the primary location is €90,00 - €100,00 

What's in it for you?

  • Private Medical paid for by Company.
  • Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.*
  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service up to 15%) with further pension matching.
  • Parental leave – 6 months full pay
  • 28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days holiday

*Not applicable to Fixed-Term Contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Reasonable Adjustments

We're an equal opportunities employer and want to ensure our recruitment process is accessible and inclusive for all, if you require reasonable adjustment(s) at any stage please let us know by emailing us at [email protected]

What's next?

Our team will be in touch. As a business regulated by the FCA we would advise you to familiarise yourself with the conduct regulations and in particular consumer duty obligations prior to an interview with SJP.


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