Head of Governance & Technical

Date Posted: 26/02/2024

Location: Reigate

Job Type: Full time

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Head of Governance and Technical

Reigate or London – Hybrid (40% office based)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing Retail business, as a Head of Governance & Technical, to be accountable for ensuring that our Retail products and services, existing and new, are developed and managed in line with regulatory and legislative requirements.

Reporting into the  Retail Lending, Care and Propositions Services Director, you will work on a number of activities including Consumer Duty,  reporting and providing consultation on legislative and regulatory requirements  to the product and new propositions teams to help develop new products and services  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish a repeatable product governance framework for the Retail Division that will be in line with The Consumer Duty programme and group policies and support the business in embedding the framework.

  • Ensure all Retail products, open and closed, follow the appropriate product governance lifecycle, in line with Just Group’s policies and procedures

  • Ensure all Retail product development is completed in line with appropriate governance, policies and procedures

  • Head the team that will provide insight and support to retail product teams to meet required governance.  Provide challenge on product and services to ensure they continue to deliver target customer outcomes

  • Head the team that will scan the regulatory and legislative agenda and maintain awareness of developments, where relevant, including assessment of impact on the retail division.

  • Provide insight and support on regulatory and legislative requirements for any new retail product and service development

  • Lead and manage a team of Governance and Technical specialists

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in understanding and delivering regulatory and/or legislative change

  • Leadership skills

  • Strong knowledge and experience of the UK Financial Services regulatory perimeter and market place

  • Ability to work under pressure, in a fast moving environment, to tight deadlines.

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Good communication skills both internally and externally

  • Ability to negotiate / influence key internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to identify, mitigate and manage risk

  • Good presentation skills

Company Benefits

  • A Competitive Salary, Pension Scheme and Life Assurance

  • Along with 25 Days Annual Leave plus an Additional Day on us for your Birthday

  • Private Medical Cover and Income Protection, just in case

  • A generous and highly achievable bonus scheme – paid annually based on individual and company performance against targets

  • Opportunity to progress within your career both in-role and within the company

  • FREE access to the Headspace App, a 24/7 Employee Assistance Helpline and Trained Physical & Mental Health First Aiders (On-Site)

  • A variety of Employee Funded Benefits available to you via our Online Benefits Portal

  • Plus, several additional purchase options available for you and your loved one

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