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Financial Crime Team Manager

Financial Crime Team Manager

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R001500549
  • Closing Date: 20 September 2019

Job description

Our Financial Crime department is responsible for protecting Nationwide and its members from all types of financial crime, including; money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions compliance and bribery and corruption. This role is in a department with an outstanding reputation, captivating subject matter and industry leading results that will see you work alongside advanced detection systems, reacting to ever changing methods of financial crime, whilst striving to deliver exceptional customer and member experience.

We need:

  • A Financial Crime Team Manager in our head office in Swindon, to manage our Suspicious Activity Investigation Team
  • £30,506 to £44,065 on a 6-month fixed term contract, working 35 hours per week.
  • Send in your application by 20th September 2019

As a Financial Crime Team Manager you will play an integral part in ensuring Nationwide identifies, assesses and manages its Anti-Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorist Financing, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption risks, complies with legislation and regulation and maintains its current reputational status. The Financial Crime Team Manager will manage, develop and support a team of Financial Crime Analysts and Senior Analysts.

Who we're looking for

As a minimum requirement you must have or be:

  • Knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering / Combating Terrorist Financing / Anti-Bribery and Corruption / Sanctions, both practical and theoretical, including legislation and regulation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial crime typologies and the key preventative and detective controls
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisation skills
  • Experience of working in a Financial Crime and/or Operational Management environment
  • Able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, enabling you to produce comprehensive reports
  • The ability to network and work with multiple stakeholders from across the business
  • A people person, with the ability to get the best from their team
  • An eye for detail, allowing you to produce comprehensive MI

It would be nice if you also had:

  • A professional qualification such as an International Compliance Association AML or Financial Crime Advanced Certificate/Diploma (or be working towards an ICA qualification)

What you'll be doing

You will report directly to the Nominated Officer, managing a team of investigators seeking to identify suspicious activity and mitigate our financial crime risk. This is an exciting time to be joining the team, with continued investment into our detection technology, you also have opportunities to help shape our future strategy.

You’ll be:

  • Responsible for daily line, resource and performance management of the team, ensuring SLA’s are met
  • Continually reviewing and enhancing controls to mitigate AML, ABC, CTF and Sanctions risks in line with industry guidance and regulation
  • Driving performance and continually improving team processes, procedures, and culture
  • Continually review the team’s training needs, including coaching and mentoring
  • Maintaining all operational processes and procedures, ensuring they comply within internal policies and standards, looking to realise efficiencies and identify improvement and/or automation opportunities
  • Leading initiatives linked to the department strategy
  • Providing technical expertise on local business area initiatives relating to AML and wider aspects of Financial Crime
  • Helping with projects, working with our Change Squad where needed
  • Providing accurate and regular MI on your team’s work volumes and performance
  • Preparing papers and presentations for Management relating to a host of team related topics and wider departmental initiatives

The extras you'll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So, if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us.


As part of our team you’ll get:

  • Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
  • Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
  • Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
Woman Engaged

Why work for us?

At Nationwide we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.

Living our Values

There are endless reasons why you should be part of our growing community, but below are a few:

  • The human element and sense of social purpose we have, and that no matter what role you do you are genuinely making a difference to our members and their lives
  • The dress for the day approach we take, incorporating a relaxed and less corporate environment
  • The dynamic and flexible working initiatives that are being driven across the business with the view that you can work how/when/where you want keeping in line with business needs and demands but also your own personal life and work/life balance
  • The ethic of care for employees, our engagement and events, investment in success e.g. Arthur Webb cup events, PRIDE rewards, Annual awards etc
  • PRIDE and how we all live by it, we care about our people and value each and every employee that works for us
  • Being able to bring your true self to work in a safe environment
  • Our trustworthy reputation in the industry – safe as an employer, safe for our members

We have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. If you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.