We have been recruiting operational and regulatory experts for firms within regulated industries since 1996. 

In this time, we have supported some of the largest financial institutions in the world, as well as smaller advisory firms and other regulated organisations in Financial Services, Utilities, Financial Crime, Payments and Fintech.

Our clients value our experience in regulatory and operational best practice. Our cross-business subject matter experts ensure we have a distinct advantage over competitors, thanks to their extensive knowledge and ability to foresee emerging trends and demands.

We’ve built strong partnerships with our clients in the following disciplines:

We are a market leading UK contract recruiter. We source the best people for large-scale client projects, smaller bespoke engagements and niche interim appointments.

Our projects require people at all levels, whether you are fresh out of university or an experienced professional, the chances are we’ll have a role that’s suitable for you.

Our projects often require administrators, case handlers, quality checkers and team leaders. The larger projects often call for operations managers, business analysts and other support roles.

Working as an associate can be a rewarding way to work, allowing you to work with a variety of clients on different projects and develop your skills and experience.

You will be responsible for running you own business, from managing your workload and development of your skills. You will be able to choose the opportunities that are right for you and your business.

Great customer experience is underpinned by getting the calls to the people who have the knowledge and, professionalism to make your customer feel valued whilst giving them the answers that they need quickly and efficiently.

We look to maximise the potential of every call, and when you are looking to provide new products or services, we will work closely with you to understand how and when our advisors should make the most appropriate offer, helping you meet your growth targets and deliver a customer experience that is second to none.

We are a leading governance, risk management and compliance recruitment consultancy with a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory landscape. Our dedicated consultants each have more than a decade of experience within their disciplines, and an unrivalled database of skilled candidates and relationships that date back many years. Ongoing scrutiny from regulators means organisations must adhere to clearly defined rules and standards. As a result, this continues to be a buoyant discipline with no shortage of permanent and interim roles available.

With a cross-Europe capability, we are primarily UK specialists in sourcing first‐, second‐ and third line roles within:

  • compliance monitoring, policy
  • advice and guidance
  • conduct, operational, credit and regulatory risk
  • information and data security

Our clients range from major high street banks, global insurers, life and pension providers and wealth managers through to fintech start‐ups, consumer credit firms and challenger banks. Our compliance risk and audit recruitment consultants benefit from working alongside colleagues from other areas of the Huntswood Group, including regulatory consultants and our regulatory development team. We share knowledge and ensure we have the latest regulatory and market conduct risk insights, giving us an unrivalled understanding of the industry.

We have been working with financial services firms since 1996, and have developed a broad range of relationships with organisations within other regulated industries. Our experienced consultants understand that embedding new regulations can be a sensitive and multi‐faceted task, particularly as the regulatory landscape is complex and everchanging.

We are experienced in delivering mandates across the niche disciplines of:

  • business and process analysis and improvement
  • business transformation
  • project, programme and change management
  • MI and root cause analysis
  • operations management
  • complaints management and transformation

With our blend of regulatory and business improvement expertise, we seek to fully understand your requirements, and can recommend appropriately qualified candidates (e.g. PRINCE 2 Practitioner, Lean six sigma, ISEB etc.) for both interim and permanent roles. We can also advise firms in establishing exactly what calibre of people might meet their needs based on budget and role requirements. Huntswood are experts at finding the right candidates for the right roles.

We offer career support, confidential advice, remuneration guidance, market intelligence and importantly a comprehensive selection of regulatory change and operational management roles within the marketplace.

Our team has a deep understanding of the complex financial crime and fraud landscape, with a heavy presence within banking as well as global insurers, life and pension providers, wealth and asset managers, fintech start‐ups and consumer credit firms.

Huntswood’s lead recruiter in this space is ICA qualified, with a police force background that gives him a comprehensive understanding of financial crime and fraud and the challenges this poses to firms. As criminal methods are becoming more sophisticated and the risk of financial crime is increasing, it is essential for organisations to employ professionals with the specialist knowledge needed to embed financial crime regulation, assess compliance standards and work towards continuous improvement. Our expertise allows firms to combat financial crime effectively using the risk‐based approach the regulator and authorities require.

We are primarily a UK specialist with a cross‐Europe capability. Typical roles we recruit for include:

  • fraud, analytics and operations
  • sanctions
  • anti-bribery and corruption
  • MLROs

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