Risk & Compliance Apprentice

At Compare the Market our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day. 

It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves! 

We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money and that’s why good things happen when you meerkat. 

 

We are recruiting for a Risk and Compliance Apprentice which sits in our Talent Academy. 

As part of this role, you will study the Level 3 Risk & Compliance Officer Apprenticeship. 

Having a robust risk and control framework in place across our business is integral to achieving our vision. You’ll develop the knowledge to understand and manage risks, opportunities, and regulatory requirements that we as a business face.  You’ll be exposed to different areas in our risk and compliance team.  

 

The programme will provide you with the key foundations and learnings, essential for building a career in risk and compliance.  As the programme progresses, you’ll challenge yourself to own and drive workstreams. 

We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace, and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work. Everyone is welcome. Be you. 

 

A little bit about the Programme rotations: 

  • Gain exposure to different areas within our risk and compliance team through rotations. 

  • Understand what regulatory bodies such as the FCA, ASA, ICO, OfCom, and OfGen look for. 

Compliance rotations 

  • Develop a thorough knowledge of our policies and procedures and maintaining them to ensure they reflect current regulation 

  • Understand the regulatory landscape in which the Group operates. 

  • Providing oversight and monitoring for adherence to policy and regulatory requirements. 

  • Develop, maintain, analyse and report appropriate MI to enable our senior management teams to maintain an accurate overview of our compliance performance. 

  • Support the Compliance team to interpret and apply regulation relevant to the business. 

Risk rotations 

  • Build an understanding of the risk management framework and how the components work together. 

  • Providing oversight and monitoring of risk practices, adherence to risk appetite, and control operation. 

  • Producing Management Information and reports: such as delivering insight on new and emerging areas of risk through clear, accurate and timely reporting and analysis. 

  • Understand how the Risk team effectively oversee the governance of risks, through a business partnering model. 

  • Develop an awareness of the purpose of controls and their role within the wider risk management process.  

 

Our people bring our purpose to life. 

We champion a culture of innovation and challenge. 

To qualify for this amazing apprenticeship, you will need to have the following: 

  • Achieved 3 A-level (or equivalent) qualifications.   

  • Achieved GCSE (or equivalent) English and Mathematics grade A-C (9-4 on the new grading system).  

  • A strong ethical code. 

  • Genuine interest in risk and compliance. 

  • Able to communicate complex information in a clear and efficient way. 

  • Impeccable numeracy and analytical skills.   

 

We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people. 

And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid development, wellbeing and CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered! 

 

By applying for this role with Compare the Market, you are agreeing for us to share your email address and full name to our third-party training provider. This information will only be used for the third party to contact you for enrolment purposes. The third-party training provider will hold your data until the recruitment process is complete. Please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process. 

*Applications close 13th May for shortlisting* 

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Marketing Governance Manager

Our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day.

It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves!

We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money. So, when it comes to getting a better deal, it’s never been more blindingly obvious why you would choose Compare the Market. 

We’d love you to be part of our journey.
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? We’re looking for a talented individual to join our team as a Manager within the Marketing and Revenue & Trading teams, focusing on the First Line of Defence (FLOD) with a keen eye on regulatory and risk matters.

As a Manager within our team, your primary responsibility will be to support the business in effectively managing risk and compliance matters while maintaining a commercial focus. You’ll collaborate closely with the Compare the Market Second Line Risk & Compliance team and other first-line colleagues to ensure a robust risk management environment.

This role will be based out of our Peterborough office on a hybrid working basis.

Everyone is welcome. Be you.
We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace, and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work.

This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences, and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes but would love you to hear what makes you great for this role.

Some of the great things you’ll be doing:

·       Provide close support to first-line colleagues in Marketing and Revenue, ensuring effective management of current and emerging risks.

·       Assist the Senior Manager in identifying and addressing new and emerging risks while implementing effective risk management techniques.

·       Own the preparation and delivery of monthly FLOD packs/processes to maintain high standards.

·       Offer expert advice and approvals for all marketing activities, adhering to regulatory standards.

·       Support and challenge the business on regulatory and prioritised projects from both regulatory and risk perspectives.

·       Take charge of the first-line annual validation and monitoring plan, collaborating closely with the second line for overall delivery.

·       Identify areas for continuous improvement in the business control environment through assessments, root cause analysis, and targeted deep dives.

·       Work closely with Second Line of Defence (SLOD) to ensure risks align with the risk framework and business area risk appetite.

·       Act as a champion for risk and compliance across the business, fostering a proactive risk management culture.

·       Support the business in third-party management processes and be prepared to deputise for the Senior Manager when needed.

What we’d like to see from you:

·       Proven experience of financial promotions and sign-off.

·       Advanced knowledge of FCA rules, CAP and BCAP Codes (ASA), and other relevant regulatory frameworks.

·       Strong understanding of risk frameworks and their execution within a business context.

·       Good product knowledge of CtM’s core and non-core offerings.

·       Natural ability to build strong relationships across different levels and areas.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the confidence to communicate effectively.

·       Experience gained from the Money sector is highly advantageous.

There’s something for everyone.
We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people.

And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered!

‘We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout the application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made, please let us know. We will work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.’

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