Senior risk and compliance manager

From £50,000

Full-time • Remote in UK or Edinburgh HQ

Closing date: July 20, 2023

About Amiqus

Amiqus is a market leading, award winning compliance platform enabling simple, secure access to products and services online. Whether moving home, changing jobs or looking for professional help, we help make the process fast and easy for everyone involved. 

Today, we are recognised as Scotland’s fastest growing tech company and #20 in the UK by Deloitte fast50. 

We’re trusted by the Government, NHS and over 500 other organisations across sectors in the UK to help people get to work on the things that matter, faster.

What’s important to us? Tech-for-good: investing in our people, platform and partners to grow an aspirational workplace and a profitable business at scale, creating impact and affecting systems level change, across sectors, borders and economies.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re growing quickly across sectors (although not at all costs). We care a lot about our people, working sustainably and using business as a force for good to deliver long term value.  


  • We take a flexible approach and support fully remote within the UK, hybrid and in person collaborative working
  • Access our HQ in Edinburgh / workspaces around the UK with occasional team off sites 
  • A strong cross functional (pet friendly) environment working in small teams with autonomy, delivering impactful and challenging work
  • 31 days annual leave
  • Private medical cover, life assurance, income protection, critical illness cover and other options
  • 12 paid personal development days per year with additional personal training budget and resources allocated to help you learn and grow
  • Matched pension contribution, share options and company bonus scheme for all roles
  • Extended paid family leave options

About the role

This newly created role within our Business Operations function will play a key role as the first point of contact for all risk, compliance and regulatory requirements of the business. You’ll support the delivery of projects across our cross functional teams from a risk and compliance perspective and help meet expectations of our client base who range from government and public sector bodies to regulated organisations. 

In addition, this role will see you guide and evolve the delivery of our approach to managing risk as we scale with involvement and oversight at both director and board level through our risk sub committee.

As a senior role model for others within Amiqus, you’ll work to ensure that our company objectives, values and behavioral expectations are shared, understood and consistent across our cross functional teams of 50+ people. 

You’ll work as a peer with other senior people within both our business operations team and across the business, providing recommendations, oversight and reporting.

Main responsibilities include:

Compliance and governance

  • Working closely with peers in legal and compliance roles to ensure all activity across the business meets compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations.
  • Leading on compliance specific projects and delegating tasks out where necessary. This includes but is not limited to various audits, GDPR/DPA related projects, ISO27002, and Trust framework.
  • Working closely with our outsourced DPO, monitoring and reviewing supplier relationships, contract terms and data protection processes which are subject to both internal and external audit.
  • Oversight from a risk perspective in relation to software management across the business, ensuring current and new systems comply with company policies and do not pose a risk to the business.

Risk management

  • Acting as the first point of escalation to plan, maintain and apply a continuous improvement approach to any potential risks to the business both internally and externally. 
  • Documenting and reporting on any incidents which occur and could be seen as a risk to the business and then presenting relevant information to leadership, at board meetings and company events/meeting.
  • Work collaboratively to support others across business operations, team and line managers in relation to larger scale risk and compliance based projects, business continuity activity and or incident management. 
  • Oversight from a risk perspective in relation to software management across the business, ensuring current and new systems comply with company policies and do not pose a risk to the business.

Learning and development

  • Ensuring company-wide training is carried out on a regular basis to educate employees on risk and compliance best practice at Amiqus, this can include delivering training yourself or organising and outsourcing to external companies.
  • Process improvement, developing guidance and toolkits to support others in senior roles to manage and deliver a consistent approach to dealing with and treating project based risks and requirements which arise in the course of our business.

About you

We’re looking for someone who is genuinely interested in improving ​the way Amiqus look at risk and compliance and putting processes in place which show best practice. Someone with ​experience working in similar sized scale-up’s would do well here as the environment is constantly changing and flexibility is a must.

In addition, we’re looking for someone who has the following experience:

  • Extensive experience in a similar role, leading on risk and compliance related projects and tasks and proven experience in all of the above areas
  • Ability to lead on audits, resulting in achieving compliance related certifications and accreditations
  • Experience or knowledge within Disclosure Scotland would be a huge plus
  • The ability to create, maintain and support the overall risk framework within an organisation
  • Excellent attention to detail but equally able to look at the bigger picture when required to identify key risks 
  • Disaster recovery and incident response experience at a senior level

Our interview process

We think it’s important to have an open and transparent interview process so that you have a clear understanding of what to expect.  The process might vary slightly depending on the role type or team you apply to join but it usually goes as follows:

  • Internal review of applications 
  • An initial chat about the role with our People and engagement manager 
  • A more structured interview with the function manager
  • Role offer
  • Onboarding welcome and process kick off with support across the team

If this is you and the role sounds like something you would be interested in,  please contact [email protected] for a confidential discussion and attach an up-to-date CV / portfolio.

Company policies 

Diverse perspectives and people of all backgrounds are welcome at Amiqus. We recognise that building an inclusive workplace requires proactivity and commitment. We acknowledge our moral and legal responsibilities to promote equal opportunities and pursue equality in all of our work.

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