Head of Risk and Compliance - 12month FTC

Job Type:
Fixed-Term Contract
Ireland, UK
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary and Bonus offered
Job Ref:

Bettingjobs is working with an international iGaming leader known for their advanced exchange product now seeking to onboard a proactive Head of Risk and Compliance.

● Provide leadership & direction to the business in respect of best practice in Risk, Compliance and Anti Money Laundering
● Be the external point of contact on risk and compliance matters with stakeholders, auditors and regulators (UKGC, AGCC)
● Be the internal point of contact for regulatory advice, guidance and queries
● Ensure the Three Lines of Defence Model is maintained and continuously improved
● Provide strong leadership and effective management of the existing highly motivated team, ensuring they are prepared to meet the demands of an ever-changing and high growth business environment
● Lead and promote a top class compliance culture and framework throughout the group, promoting values & behaviours, ensuring each function within the business fully complies with licensing and regulatory requirements
● Take ownership of the following sectors of the business; Regulatory contact and reporting, policies and procedures, AML (Fraud, KYC, EDD, Customer Risk Assessment), Responsible Gambling, compliance risk assessment/register, Compliance Committee, compliance complaints, compliance monitoring (internal audit), maintain the internal control system (ICS) document, training, payments and data protection
● Report to the GC, Compliance Committee, Senior Management Team and relevant Boards, any key findings and recommendations on all Risk & Compliance matters via regular reporting
● Be the lead person on the Compliance Committee, ensuring agendas, reports and minutes are maintained and interact with the independent chairperson
● Monitor & implement new regulatory guidance, identify compliance requirements, update/create policies and procedures and liaise with all levels of management, Compliance Committee and the Board to address and establish controls as needed
● Continually assess systems via compliance monitoring to improve the controls environment, identify areas of the business where there may be a risk of non-compliance and develop projects to implement remedial plans
● Where appropriate, help manage third party relationships and share best practice with them to facilitate compliance with licensing and regulatory requirements

● Strong relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively
● Decisiveness and an ability to explain and communicate decisions to a range of audiences at Board level, Compliance Committee, Compliance team and colleagues in other departments
● The ability to make significant decisions in the face of uncertainty/ambiguity
● The ability to influence both peers and the wider organisation whilst maintaining a cohesive dynamic
● A positive enthusiastic individual who is capable of managing their own workload notwithstanding competing priorities, and who responds well to change
● Commercially minded

The ideal candidate will:
● Have a minimum of 3+ years experience in Risk and Compliance
● Have comprehensive knowledge of gaming regulatory frameworks (UKGC), KYC, EDD, AML, Data
Protection, and other areas relevant to the online gaming industry
● Have had or currently have a working relationship with a regulator
● Have reported to senior leadership
● Have led a team to help in the delivery of the risk and compliance objectives
● Be experienced in identifying the risk of fraud and the means for detection, investigation and prevention
● Have an understanding of the Three Lines of Defence model, risk management, risk registers, controls and governance
● Hold a regulatory licence (e.g. a personal management licence issued by the UK Gambling
Commission is desirable)

Contact Details:
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 588 988
Contact: Euan Green

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