We need:• A Senior Compliance Advice Manager - Whistleblowing & Speak Up, based in our head offices in Swindon• Salary £54,231 - £88,126 a year plus benefits (dependent on skills and experience), based on a permanent contract, working 35 hours a week • Send in your application by 19th of May. This is an exciting opportunity, due to an internal promotion, to manage the central Whistleblowing / Speak Up team at Nationwide. This is a challenging but rewarding role which provides an opportunity to genuinely make a difference and contribute to upholding the Society's values. It also provides many opportunities for personal development through the levels of responsibility and autonomy in the role.The team plays an important role in responding to employee concerns of potential or actual wrongdoing, misconduct or behaviours towards others. To ensure that these are appropriately assessed, investigated and where necessary action taken. It is essential that the role-holder promotes high levels of integrity and confidentiality in the whistleblowing process and can demonstrate neutrality, integrity and discretion at all times. The role is also responsible for ensuring that the whistleblowing process operates in line with regulatory requirements and wider industry standards. This includes clear decision-making governance, record keeping, reporting and operation of internal controls. Managing stakeholder relationships internally and externally is also key, including representation of Nationwide at senior industry events.
Who we're looking for
As a minimum requirement, you'll have:• Experience of conducting or leading complex internal investigations or reviews and demonstrating good judgement and integrity in determining the findings and making appropriate recommendations• An awareness of external developments; from our regulators, government bodies and our competitors - and a thirst for knowledge, always looking to learn more about your business area/s and the regulations impacting it. Demonstrate a willingness to quickly learn any regulatory requirements• Proven experience of writing and presenting high quality and insightful reports and papers for senior committees • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to learn new information quickly and to seek further guidance when required• Demonstrable experience in providing inspirational leadership through empowering the team and identifying talent and a strong team management and people development focus• Personal drive and self-initiative being able to support and manage a team through relatively unpredictable variety and volume of work• High levels of integrity, being able to ensure confidentiality and discretion at all times and ensure that concerns are fully investigated, and appropriate decision-making governance is applied Nationwide strongly believes in continuous learning, both on an individual basis and through its own Risk Academy, using internal experts, seminars as well as the opportunity to attend external sessions.
What you'll be doing
• You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day work of the Whistleblowing / Speak Up team at Nationwide ensuring high standards in all areas and also continuous development of the processes/approach in line with a changing legal/regulatory landscape and industry standards • You will lead on some of the most complex and challenging whistleblowing investigations at Nationwide or support other teams in these investigations. You will liaise with appropriate internal teams including principally Legal, People & Culture, Financial Crime etc. • You will build a stakeholder network and work with colleagues from across the business to ensure that whistleblowing concerns are appropriately prioritised and fully investigated• You will develop external networks to represent Nationwide and help both identify and develop best practice in financial services and also cross sector• You will be responsible for the governance and administration of the Whistleblowing Committee at Nationwide and act as a member of that committee• You will be responsible for providing quarterly updates to the Whistleblowers' Champion at Nationwide and the Annual Whistleblowing Report to the Board. You will support and/or deputise for the Whistleblowing Officer in presenting these reports and engaging with senior stakeholders across the organisation.• You will be the Relationship Owner for the third party providing external services to the Whistleblowing team. This will include responsibility monitoring performance, quality and control/process adherence. • You will ensure that relevant horizon scanning takes place to identify new regulatory or legal requirements, best practice or other sources of information to enable further development of the Whistleblowing process/approach • You will be responsible for development and implementing a communications strategy to continue to raise awareness of and confidence in Speak Up and Whistleblowing at Nationwide.
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• 30 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 a Healthcare scheme• Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme• Car allowance worth £4,656 a year
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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.At Nationwide 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.