Financial Crime Risk Manager

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Financial Crime Risk Manager | S3 | Everyday Banking | National

Locations: Santander House Bradford Leicester Glasgow
Job Type: Full time
Job requisition ID: Req0975564
Financial Crime Risk Manager | S3 | Everyday Banking | National
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 



Join our community.

In this critical role, you’ll be helping ensure a robust oversight of Everyday Banking and Homes’ (EDBH) Financial Crime Risk Management is in place.

You’ll be working in partnership with the Financial Crime Centre of Excellence (FC CoE), 2nd line of defence and other business control functions, to ensure Santander deters, detects and disrupts Financial Crime.

If you’ve performed a similar role before, this could be the perfect opportunity to develop your career at a high-profile financial institution


The difference you’ll make.

  • Providing subject matter expertise in all areas of Financial Crime, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF), Sanctions, Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion
  • Setting FC risk appetite, thresholds, and tolerances and maintaining oversight of controls – working with the FC CoE to determine the risk profile of the EDBH business areas
  • Assessing any risk identified in relation to customers and discounting where no FC risk can be identified
  • Overseeing & challenging Business Unit Risk Assessments, maintaining EDBH-wide view to understand key risk areas
  • Considering external horizon risks and regulatory changes and working with the business units to develop forward looking EDBH strategy
  • Providing dedicated FC support to business units by developing a deep understanding of their FC risk profiles and their business aims and objectives.


What you’ll bring.

We are looking for people who can help shape, influence and transform the bank’s capabilities, ensuring we continue to disrupt financial crimes, and support and enable the right outcomes for our customers.

  • In depth understanding of all areas of Financial Crime and subject matter expertise one or more specific capabilities for example Sanctions, Transaction Monitoring/ SARs, Customer Due Diligence
  • An in-depth understanding of the model, processes and Financial Crime risks in a Retail banking environment


It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Financial Crime Qualification such as ACAMS, ICA
  • Previous Financial Crime advisory experience
  • Ability to review critical information and to advise on the correct decision
  • Track record of developing/managing relationships with key stakeholders



What else you need to know.

Given the recent impact of the Coronavirus outbreak we will be conducting all interviews via telephone or video-conference where possible.


This is a permanent role and can be based in our offices in Milton Keynes, Bradford, Glasgow or Sheffield.

How we’ll reward you.

As well as a salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs.

  • Competitive salary
  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus
  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us
  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year
  • £6,000 car allowance per year
  • Company funded individual private medical insurance
  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Share in Santander’s success by investing in our share plans

Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

#ThePlaceToBeYourself – Everyday Inclusion at Santander

We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people, so we welcome applications from across society.

You can find out more about how we’re embedding an inclusive culture that encourages our people to bring their full and authentic selves to work on our Inclusion and Belonging page.


A bit more about Santander  

At Santander we’re driven by our purpose – to help people and businesses prosper.  This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework – to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.


What our people say.

Financial Crime has a devastating impact on our communities through its association to illegal drugs, human trafficking and terrorism.  Criminals will always look for new ways to evade our systems and controls so we must look to constantly evolve to address new threats that’s why our mission is to Deter, Detect and Disrupt Financial Crimes, ensuring that we protect our clients, our communities, our shareholders and the firm.  Financial crime is a top priority risk for our bank.


What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you’re interested in, then please apply.

If there’s anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it’s a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we’re available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at or call 0870 414 9080.

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