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Risk and compliance practitioners

We are not only committed to providing a technically expert and professional service, but we also have an established network of contacts as well as our extensive candidate database and regular sources of advertising for you to benefit from. 

We can cover permanent, temporary/contract or part-time roles.






How we work

Having been involved in compliance since 1988, and previously worked as Compliance Practitioners, we are well placed to advise if required as to how much experience you should be seeking for the level of responsibility of the position, or conversely what level of experience and/or qualification you can expect to recruit for a given budget (even if you haven't written a formal specification yet, please don't hesitate to contact us as we are perfectly able to operate without one or assist you in preparing one if required).

Then having identified the candidates by verifying their level of experience, qualifications, and salary expectations are appropriate, we thoroughly interview them, using our own backgrounds to ensure the following criteria are met:

 Their technical understanding is satisfactory for the level required (we can also assist in technical interviewing of internal candidates if requested)
 Their personality is suited to the culture and size of the firm as well as the role
 The CV contains only accurate content and dates and neither overstates nor omits their relevant experience or product/technical knowledge







As compliance practitioners, we are very experienced in helping new companies set up under FCA (including PSR) Regulations and both sponsor and work closely with the FCA-supported Association of Professional Compliance Consultants which gives us a good understanding of current FCA processes regarding authorisations. Also, our MD has previously worked as a Compliance Consultant directly helping firms authorise and recently advising others, including acting as an NED for one. NB As above can write the job specification and advise on the candidate specification needed to ensure will meet FCA approval (including part-time) and likely salary ranges.






International Reach 

Compliance Recruitment Solutions have offices in the heart of the City of London. We are also represented in Dublin, Geneva and Madrid (see Partners page for full details). We can source candidates from and into any of the major continents – and have done successfully in North and South America, Africa, Australia, Asia (including the Middle East, India and Far East) as well as across Europe. We are adept at negotiating packages in different currencies and considering and discussing the complexities involved including the differences in tax, general cost of living and specific issues (e.g. cost of accommodation in desirable areas, education allowances etc.).










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Our database and expertise cover a variety of Governance Functions including;

  • Anti Bribery & Corruption
  • Anti Money Laundering (including CDD/KYC)
  • Compliance (including Conduct Risk/ COBS)
  • Corporate Governance & Ethics
  • Data Privacy & Protection
  • Financial Crime (including Forensic & Fraud)
  • Internal Audit & Information Security
  • Prudential & Regulatory Reporting
  • Risk






  • Financial Services (Banking; Buy/Sell side; Insurance etc.)
  • Payment Services and broader Fintechs
  • Professional Services (Accountancy and Legal Practices etc.)
  • Non-Financial Services e.g. Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Mining, Publishing and Telecoms/Utilities

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Types Of Organisation

  • Regulated Firms (or Start-ups)
  • Compliance Consultancies & Training Providers
  • Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations





  • UK (including the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man)
  • Europe (including Partners based in Ireland, Spain & Switzerland – all former Compliance Practitioners too)
  • Global (we have made placements in North & South America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia)

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