Hello, we’re Starling. We built a new kind of bank because we knew technology had the power to help people save, spend and manage their money in a new and transformative way. We’re a fully licensed UK bank with the culture and spirit of a fast-moving, disruptive tech company. We’re a bank, but better: fairer, easier to use and designed to demystify money for everyone. We employ more than 3,000 people across our London, Southampton, Cardiff and Manchester offices.

We’re looking for a Senior Compliance Monitoring Officer to provide second line of defence (2LoD) regulatory compliance oversight over  1LoD (first line of defence) and our business teams. You’ll ensure the business meet their regulatory obligations and effectively manage their regulatory compliance and conduct related risks (including the delivery of good customer outcomes).

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct Oversight reviews as part of a high performing Conduct & Compliance Oversight team, ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of regulatory compliance and conduct related Oversight reviews and independent challenge is provided to Starling Bank’s first line of defence (1LoD) / business teams. 
  • Compliance oversight will cover both assurance reviews and outcomes testing, covering  all current (and future) products, services and activities across the Bank, as well as overarching compliance requirements, such as Consumer Duty, conduct risk, SMCR, outsourcing, product governance, vulnerable customers, complaints, conflicts of interest etc.,). 
  • Conduct thematic monitoring reviews in line with the Compliance’s Monitoring Plan (CMP).
  • Proven ability to write up findings related to oversight reviews clearly and accurately.
  • Responsible for ensuring that actions are tracked in the Bank’s risk system and adequately reported (where appropriate) to the relevant committees.
  • Build strong relationships with 1LoD to deliver a collaborative working environment between Compliance and the business. 
  • Support with the production of Compliance’s monthly reporting pack. 
  • Support with the development / implementation of the requisite conduct risk and compliance frameworks and policies.
  • Ability to support team members with the completion and delivery of compliance reviews and findings.


  • Deep working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and industry best practices related to compliance, and financial services, including BCOBs, CONC, LSB, PSD2, SYSC and MCOBs (advantageous)
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), relationship building and influencing skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences, including senior management and committees
  • Proven analytical skills and problem solving skills, with the ability to understand and interpret business knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of identifying key Conduct and Compliance risks
  • Sound judgement and decision making, planning and prioritisation skills, with the ability to see things through to resolution at all times
  • Proactive with regards to ownership and oversight of emerging and existing compliance and conduct issues and risks
  • Have a naturally curious and inquisitive approach to work, proactively questioning the status quo where appropriate
  • Be resilient and not shy away from having difficult conversations
  • Willingness to share knowledge with the team and collaborate across all product lines with all members of the team


  • 25 days holiday (plus take your public holiday allowance whenever works best for you)
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Annual leave is increased with length of service, and you can choose to buy or sell up to five extra days off
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time a year
  • Salary sacrifice, company enhanced pension scheme
  • Life insurance at 4x your salary & group income protection
  • Private Medical Insurance with VitalityHealth including mental health support and cancer care. Partner benefits include discounts with Waitrose, Mr&Mrs Smith and Peloton
  • Generous family-friendly policies
  • Incentivised refer a friend scheme
  • Perkbox membership giving access to retail discounts, a wellness platform for physical and mental health, and weekly free and boosted perks
  • Access to initiatives like Cycle to Work, Salary Sacrificed Gym partnerships and Electric Vehicle (EV) leasing

About Us

You may be put off applying for a role because you don’t tick every box. Forget that! While we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’re always open to discussion. So, if you’re excited about working with us, but aren’t sure if you’re 100% there yet, get in touch anyway.

We’re on a mission to radically reshape banking – and that starts with our brilliant team. Whatever came before, we’re proud to bring together people of all backgrounds and experiences who love working together to solve problems.

Starling Bank is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Starling Bank are considered without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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