Group Compliance Operations Manager

 £44000 -  £65000 per annum + depending on experience
Closing date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:02
United Kingdom

Preferred Location: Perth PH1 3AQ (although some flexibility)
Salary:  £44,000 -  £65,000 (depending on skills and experience)
Permanent Contract | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
Our Role
As the Group Compliance Operations Manager, you will report directly to the Head of Group Compliance and will be a key member of the management team within the General Counsel directorate. You will be responsible for leading and managing a team of compliance professionals that scrutinise the activities of SSEs businesses in relation to assessing compliance with their regulatory and legislative obligations and in supporting them in their delivery of strategic objectives in a compliant manner.
This will involve developing and maintaining a strong understanding of multiple complex external regulation and legislation risks that apply to each of SSEs seven business units and assisting them in identifying associated compliance risks. You will advise these businesses on the application of rules and obligations to ensure that appropriate systems and controls are in place to manage such risk to safeguard SSE from breaching its external obligations.
Managing and directing Compliance reviews, in accordance with the Compliance Monitoring Programme approved by the Group Executive Committee to enable early identification of non-compliant practices, is an essential part of the role. Providing consultancy on the handling of compliance issues, development of appropriate processes and controls and the implementation of corrective actions are also key requirements.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity which offers significant variety in the nature of review work to be carried out and the range of different business operations covered. The role gives high visibility, through regular communications with business directors and senior managers, and provides excellent routes for career progression within the SSE Group.
Your Skills and Experience
Experienced within a compliance or equivalent role, you will have a strong understanding of the GB and Irish energy markets, their rules and regulations as well as their regulatory and legislative influences. You will also have a sound understanding of quality framework, lean methodology, assurance and productivity principles.
To aid identification of compliance risks and their materially across the group, this role will involve detailed analysis, scrutiny and management of significant volumes of audit outputs generated by the Group Compliance team. You will, therefore, likely be degree educated in a management or process driven discipline, have significant experience of auditing business systems and controls, and will be able to demonstrate a strong ability to interpret and apply regulatory rules within an operational environment.
As an experienced manager, you will be a strong leader and will have proven experience of leading on the application of auditing techniques and/or process improvements within a compliance and regulatory environment.
Excellent report writing skills are crucial, as are good attention to detail, first class negotiation/influencing skills and being structured in approach and resilient in character.
An element of travel across the UK and Ireland will be required, so the candidate should preferably be able to drive.
When applying, please state in your covering letter why you wish to be considered and why you think you would be a good fit for this role.
Our Company
We all have many different skills at SSE, this makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key for success. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all our primary objective is to deliver safe outcomes for our people, our customers and the environment – if its not safe, we don't do it.
Our Benefits
With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you'll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You'll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.
Next Steps
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Closing date for applications is: Friday 19 July 2019.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, well conduct some pre-employment checks.