At the SRA, keeping money launderers out of legal services has long been a priority. Anti-money laundering (AML) in the legal sector is seeing rapid change and our AML Proactive Supervision Team helps respond to these emerging trends by ongoing engagement with law firms to improve compliance and share knowledge. Proactive supervision with firms involves engagement and desk based and onsite reviews (although currently taking place remotely due to Covid-19).
As an AML Officer, you will be part of the proactive supervisory work we do. You will support a range of activities that address the risk of financial crime and engage with regulated firms, individuals, and other stakeholders to tackle anti-money laundering and terrorist financing risk in the legal services market.
You will primarily carry out desk-based reviews to assess firms' processes and procedures, compliance with money laundering and terrorist financing regulations and our standards and regulations. Using your analytical skills, you will gather and analyse information to help increase our understanding of firms and their ability to manage money laundering risks.
You will bring to this role excellent analytical skills and be able to write clear and concise communications on complex matters. In this role you will deliver excellent levels of service and establish credibility with firms, and internal and external stakeholders.
What is in it for you?
- Make an impact by applying your specialist anti-money laundering knowledge across the legal services market
- Build relationships and engage with a range of stakeholders, firms, and individuals
- Showcase your ability to analyse complex and technical information to identify anti-money laundering risks
- Work in a friendly collaborative team and develop your specialist AML knowledge
What we are looking for
- Relevant regulatory, legal or AML experience
- A knowledge and understanding of anti-money laundering requirements.
- An ability to analyse large amounts of complex quantitative and qualitative information.
- Resilience and experience of working in an environment where priorities may change at short notice.
- A credible and confident communicator (verbal and written) who can explain complex issues succinctly and with clarity.
- Willingness to learn and develop, taking on new responsibilities and adopting a flexible, pragmatic approach to work.
Useful and additional information
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The successful candidate will be working from home until at least the early summer. Longer term, this role will be expected to be based out of our offices at the Cube in Birmingham city centre 1-2 days a week, and from home rest of the week.
Our staff are currently working from home and all assessments and interviews are being conducted remotely. If your application is successful one of the team will be in touch to let you know what to expect.
Please use the Apply button at the bottom of the advert. Please upload a CV and provide your answers against the 6 criteria listed; addressing how your knowledge, skills and experience relate to the role requirements. We suggest answers are kept to 300 words or less for each criterion.
Closing date of this advert is 10 May at 08:00. Assessments and interviews are scheduled to take place within 1-2 weeks of the advert closing.
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