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Global Asset Management

HR Regulatory Initiatives Co-ordinator

Immediate Start - 12 month FTC

This is a directly advertised vacancy. When you apply your application will be forwarded directly to the recruitment team at Janus Henderson

Janus Henderson fosters and maintains an environment that values the unique talents and contributions of every individual. It is through the diversity of their people – whose varied skills sets, backgrounds and cultures shape their outlook – which enables them to explore unique avenues and uncover opportunities unseen by others in their industry. They have asked us to identify female candidates for the an HR Rgulatory Initiatives Coordinator opportunity. 

The Department

The Human Resources department is high profile and prides itself on the relationships and influence it has developed across all levels of the firm. The team is set up to provide proactive advice, thus supporting a range of specialist functions in both their day to day and more strategic business needs. The department is formed of smaller specialist teams that work together to provide the best level of expertise in all areas, including Generalist, Recruitment, Learning and Development, Reward and Pensions.

Overview of the Role

As a member of the HR department, you will be an integral team member working closely across all of the business functions, but particularly with Legal, Risk and Compliance and Company Secretariat teams, to implement initiatives arising from the industry’s complex regulatory landscape.  This includes project participation to embed regulatory change within the business as well as managing existing regulatory requirements with people impacts such as SMCR, MIFID II, GDPR.

Working closely with the HR Business Partner team, you will be responsible for the day to day management and oversight of all people aspects of SMCR and other regulatory initiatives and will ensure that all regulatory requirements are communicated to relevant colleagues, line managers and other key stakeholders to embed a risk aware culture within the firm.

Duties and Responsibilities
You will:

  • Oversee the day to day management and adherence to HR owned SMCR processes, for example ensuring new job descriptions are assessed as in/out of scope, working closely with HR business partners to draft Statements of Responsibility for Senior Managers, ensuring out of cycle F&P assessments are conducted for new hires and role changes
  • Play a key role in embedding the HR aspects of new or changing EMEA markets and conduct related regulations within the banks business
  • Participate in employee compliance projects and programmes on behalf of HR, including developing and maintaining project timelines and deliverables
  • Run the end to end annual attestation and documentation process relating to existing regulations, such as Fitness & Propriety and Knowledge & Competency,
  • Be responsible for the implementing, revising & reviewing related policies and processes related to knowledge/training and competency framework, policy
  • Provide training and briefing sessions on HR regulatory initiatives to colleagues as required
  • Be the departmental SME on regulations such as SMCR and relevant parts of MIFID II, providing specialist advice from an HR perspective and participating in industry and peer groups to keep abreast of changes in the industry and how the industry is interpreting regulation
  • Be responsible for coordinating and taking minutes for the agreed Governance panel who will oversee go forward SMCR related decisions
  • Work closely with Risk and Compliance and Legal on the assessment and implementation of regulatory requirements
  • Be the key user for the SMCR and K&C system
  • Influence stakeholders at various levels across the organisation
  • Work closely with Learning and Development to ensure the CPD framework for SMCR and MIFID II K&C are implemented effectively
  • Provide reporting and performance metrics to key stakeholders
  • Monitor and act on recommendations and actions from Internal Audit and Compliance.  Further, run a lessons learned session at the end of the SMCR programme and implement the outcomes
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

Technical Skills and Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and experience in EMEA regulatory developments, both the process of regulation and the application of regulation to the business
  • Familiarity with other global regulations which have people impacts
  • Understanding of the asset management business (front, middle, back office) is desirable
  • Prior experience in an HR or Employee Compliance coordination role
  • Comfortable with using HR and/or Compliance systems 
  • Prior participation in projects or project/change management experience preferred
  • Experience of compiling and delivering presentations

Competencies Required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Stakeholder management ability
  • Influencing skills
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm – able to work on their own initiative and focus on delivery
  • Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:
  • Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Completion of all assigned Compliance training
  • Compliance Requirements

At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles
  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your  role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if you would like further explanation or direction regarding this
  • Understand and abide by all the banks policies applicable to your role, and ask for the support/guidance of the policy owner if you are unsure at any time
  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

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