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Risk & Compliance Manager

Lothian Pension Fund
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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At Lothian Pension Fund (LPF), we administer the local government pension scheme (LGPS) in Edinburgh and the Lothians and are one of approximately a hundred LGPS funds in the UK. We're an asset-backed and multi-employer scheme with around £10 billion of assets and the second largest LGPS fund in Scotland, serving approximately 88,900 members and 59 active employers.

LPF is a growing, vibrant, and exciting place to work. We offer flexible working and a blended work model, working both from home and our spacious city centre office. We have many social and wellbeing initiatives to ensure we keep our sense of community alive even during challenging times.

The continued professional development of our colleagues is important to us, so we provide access to a wide range of resources to build their expertise, skills and confidence.

We are advertising for a R&C Manager to contribute to the development, embedding and facilitation of an appropriate and robust risk management and assurance framework across LPF. The role will also ensure appropriate oversight activities are undertaken to provide assurance on LPF's compliance with regulatory, client and internal requirements. The candidate will work closely with other members of the R&C team and will collaborate with colleagues across the business.

We'd love to hear from you if you have an interest in working in this area and meet the role requirements detailed below.

The Role

The Risk & Compliance Manager will be responsible for:

  • Presenting, developing, managing and maintaining LPF's risk management framework
  • Oversight of risks and issues, including independent review, assurance and timely reporting to key stakeholders in relation to the effectiveness of the control environment and compliance with regulatory obligations and requirements
  • Coordinate and manage the effective recording, analysis and reporting of incidents
  • Contribute to the development of appropriate systems / tools to measure and report on key risk management metrics and support reporting to corporate boards, committees and the SLT where appropriate
  • Developing and monitoring key risk indicators for various risks and obligations to measure business performance against risk appetite
  • Represent R&C on projects and change initiatives as required
  • Assist business stakeholders with design and implementation of operational best practice and process and control improvements
  • Delivering routine, themed and induction R&C training to staff as required
  • Coordinate planning and management of regulatory change
  • Developing, maintaining, reviewing and oversight of R&C policies as appropriate

What experience are we looking for?

The following requirements are essential for this role:

  • Proven experience in a similar role within compliance function of a FCA regulated business preferably involving asset management
  • Member of professional body in good standing (or eligible for same).
  • Clean basic vetting checks
  • Acceptable regulatory reference

How to apply and the assessment process

Please upload your CV and a covering letter, which includes a supporting statement explaining why you'd be a great fit for the role. CVs on their own won't be accepted as an application for the role.

Our core and flexible benefits

You'll benefit from a highly competitive salary, adiscretionary variable pay award and a wide range of colleague benefits, including:

A generous defined benefit pension scheme
A hybrid model of working, both from home and in our new office in the centre of Edinburgh
Flexible working to support both your needs and those of our organisation
An all-inclusive gender-neutral parent policy covering maternity, paternity, surrogacy, and adoption
A free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support you and your family through any concerns or challenges you may face
Award programme based on peer-to-peer nominations
An interest free travel loan to support our colleagues with the cost of a season ticket for public transport
A cash bonus recruitment referral programme
Access to the Salary Extras portal which offers to a range of amazing discounts and services such as a voluntary healthcare plan and health assessments, gym discounts, retailer discounts, bike to work and tech scheme

Equal Opportunities (including our support for Public Sector Equality Duty)

Lothian Pension Fund is committed to promoting a diverse, equal, and inclusive culture and welcomes applications from people of all sectors of the community.

We encourage people from under-represented communities to apply, including but not limited to those with disabilities, from minority ethnic groups, who are part of the LGBT+ community, and all those who feel their voices are not commonly represented.

If you need any adjustments to support your application, such as information in alternative formats or if you're eligible under the Disability Confident Scheme please contact us and we'll do everything we can to help.

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