Head of Compliance

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance, Regulatory
Job type: Full-time
Contact name: Francesca Buhagiar

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 15904
Published: 12 months ago
Our client, an established company offering gaming advisory services is seeking to recruit for a Head of Compliance, Risk and Player Protection. The candidate will be responsible for all operational and administrative functions of Compliance, Risk and Player Protection and will report to the Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer 

Duties include:
  • Coordinate and implement the relevant strategic objectives pertinent to the Compliance, Risk, Investigations and Player Protection teams as required by the nature of the organisation;
  • Propose improved strategies and process optimisation for the Compliance, Risk, Investigations and Player Protection units 
  • Coordinate and prompt the relevant recruitment processes as required for teams under his/her leadership;
  • Ensure policies and procedures are in line 
  • Provide key assistance and direction to respective leadership team reporting to him/her in the pursuit of regulatory objectives;
  • Ensure optimal quality reports and analyses drafted by the Compliance, Risk, Investigations and Player Protection teams and provide input thereto;
  • Define and maintain effective risk architecture 
  • Ensure effective monitoring and reporting of the risk performance;
  • Instil a positive risk, compliance and player protection culture in the Organisation and effectively manage a risk process;
  • Keep abreast with local and international factors that might affect the gaming industry and in turn the Maltese jurisdiction and the Authority;
  • Be the main stakeholder with respect to risk mitigation techniques;
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to consult and co-ordinate accordingly on risk and compliance related matters;
  • Provide regular activity updates to the CRO and/or EXCO as well as the Board of Governors when needed;
  • Assist in establishing the  risk appetite;
  • Represent the company in various conferences and fora as may be required;

Requirements: 
  • Technical/Professional Expertise
  • Minimum of Level 6 of education;
  • Experience in Compliance/Risk/Player Protection shall be considered to be an asset;
  • Strong leadership skills with a charismatic approach;
  • Public speaking experience shall be considered to be an asset;
  • Thinks and acts strategically;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and changing environment;
  • High level of both oral and written English skills;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Takes ownership and actions;
  • Holds a strong analytical disposition, combined with proven communication skills;
  • Decisive and assertive personality
  • Ability to work on own initiative while being able to motivate team members.