Head of MCOBS Compliance, CCOR

Lloyds Banking Group

Head of MCOBS Compliance, CCOR

Salary Not Specified

Lloyds Banking Group, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 28 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 06a1a8a709e2404587ce031d5974cbcb

Full Job Description

  • Act as one of the Group's most senior Conduct & Compliance Risk leads and represent the organisation, building strong relationships with external partners, in particular regulators and other governing bodies.

  • Ensure risks are measured, monitored, controlled, and reported on a timely basis and consistently across the Group, and provide independent challenge to risk decisions, as they relate to your specialism.

  • Interpret new and existing regulations accurately and adeptly. Highlighting the direction of travel and anticipating the impact of the proposed changes across the whole Group.

  • Owns and leads the technical compliance and conduct based advice across all MCOB regulation including supporting Board and GEC level decision making.

  • Ensures there's levels of independent second-line compliance traceability to provide independent verification that the Group is aligned with all relevant regulations.

  • Owns horizon scanning on retail regulations, plays an active role in shaping policy and ensures new requirements are considered in strategic decision making and implemented effectively.

  • Delivers high quality compliance risk assessments to support strategic change and ensures there is a compliance by design' attitude in place across business and own function.

  • Monitor adherence to policy and compliance to regulatory requirements. Provide appropriate reporting and escalation on the effectiveness of risk policies to senior management and Board.

  • Collaborate with risk and control owners to ensure first line actively own their compliance obligations and hold to account on delivery.

  • Accountable for the development of a regulatory engagement strategy with all relevant regulators for area of accountability.

  • Own and lead the definition / interpretation and the Group's risk appetite in relation to relevant regulatory requirements.

  • Responsible for maintaining the balance between risk-taking and risk mitigation, defining and developing a clear and comprehensive risk appetite that outlines risk tolerances and risk limits.

  • Establish continuous monitoring and reporting of our evidence with compliance with this area.

  • Lead the definition and development of appropriate control objectives to deliver compliance with relevant regulations.


  • Ensure that the Group's business processes, systems and activities are conducted in a controlled and compliant manner. These objectives should be designed to manage and mitigate various risks, prevent errors, fraud, or non-compliance with regulations.
  • Support control owners to implement control measures that are designed to achieve the control objectives. Regularly monitor and validate the effectiveness of the design of control measures to ensure they are achieving the control objectives.

  • Provide support to risk and control owners to report incidents, exceptions, or non-compliance with control objectives.


  • Take corrective action and implement changes when control objectives are not being met or when existing risks change and / or new risks emerge.

    Evidence of being a strong technical expert in UK regulations that impact Retail customers with a specific expertise on the Mortgages and Home Finance Conduct of Business Sourcebook (MCOB) and Product Intervention and Product Governance Sourcebook (PROD).

    Recognised internally and externally as a subject matter expert and capable of influencing regulatory policy on this.
  • Able to demonstrate depth to confidently provide credible advice and assurance on core compliance and regulatory obligations to support the business, Homes platform and fulfil the mandate of the SMF16 in respect of the RFB entities but also in acting as the named compliance lead ( quasi-SMF16 ) for The Mortgage Business legal entity.

  • Considered a deep subject matter expert internally and externally with a strong depth of understanding of the latest Compliance frameworks and technology being used across financial and non-financial services to enable you to lead a specialist risk centre of excellence.

  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of relevant laws, regulation, industry standards and established exemplar practice in technical subject area.

  • Experience of developing and owning group-level policy and setting risk-appetite, with expertise in continuous monitoring and reporting on group exposure.

  • Evidence of demonstrating good and timely decision making that keeps the organisation moving forward and skilfully balances difficult trade-offs with the ability to understand business strategy and opportunity risks.

  • Excellent leadership skills with evidence of coaching to go faster by demonstrating commitment to create an environment that builds teams with skills aligned to our Group Strategy and Purpose creating new and better ways for the organisation to change at pace.


  • And any experience of these would be really useful :
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence at senior levels.

  • Inclusive working style that ensures everyone can be themselves in a safe environment.

  • Record of delivering results and an awareness of the importance of documentary evidence for key decisions.

  • Recognised internally and externally as a Subject Matter Expert and capable of influencing regulatory policy.

  • Has examples to show how you have used your deep compliance expertise to ensure the business understands its compliance obligations, including successful oversight and challenge to ensure adherence to Compliance Risk Appetite.

    Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.


  • We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

    And it's why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. We're disability confident. So if you'd like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

    We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes :
  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%

  • An annual performance-related bonus

  • Share schemes including free shares

  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping

  • 30 days' holiday, with bank holidays on top

  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies


  • Want to do amazing work, that's interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey.

    At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.

    With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

    We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks.

    We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person.

    We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve.

    Together we're building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.