01254 919000


Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

Head of Compliance

Hippo Motor Group is a family-run company comprising of a multimillion-pound showroom and preparation centre, both based in Blackburn. Alongside this, we run a large online vehicle leasing sales operation which serves the whole of the UK. We currently employ over 300 people and due to our success, we have expanded to a site in Luton, and opened brand-new offices in the heart of Manchester city centre.

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Compliance; this is an amazing opportunity for someone who is looking to work in a busy and vibrant environment at a company which continues to grow. You’ll be working closely with all departments across the group to ensure that we maintain our excellent reputation within the FCA and motor industry.

Head of Compliance
Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Group compliance across all of the business and driving a compliance culture aligned to Hippo’s values (Including own book finance company with full FCA permisisons)
  • Embedding the core principles of consumer regulation into our general sales and operational teams
  • Horizon scanning of new regulatory developments and maintaining oversight of developments impacting the firm’s activities
  • Identifying compliance risks and developing communication lines with appropriate controls within the regulatory framework
  • Producing accurate and timely quarterly and annual reports for the senior management team with key statements
  • Ensuring the “3 lines of defence” are being maintained throughout the business and all audits documented
  • Managing the compliance monitoring team including performance feedback and appraisals
  • Educate and train all associated members on regulatory, industry and compliance requirements
  • Proactively review current or new, policies, procedures and business practices to identify needed compliance changes, or situations that may pose significant compliance risks, and guide management in these.
  • Chair the compliance monthly meetings which will include matters such as quality assurance, horizon updates, potential risks, etc
  • Develop and maintain the compliance monitoring framework including:
  • Thematic reviews, file reviews and compliance monitoring activities under the compliance monitoring plan
  • measure and test adherence to policies and procedures
  • liaise with relevant staff/managers to ensure that remedial actions from compliance monitoring are closed out
  • Producing and sending all regulatory FCA reporting to the regulators on time and accurately
  • Minimum 3 years of Financial Services experience with the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the motor finance market including insurance distribution
  • Ability to gain the FCA approval to hold the Senior Management Function (SMF) where required
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of all legislation and regulatory bodies for the industry and can display this at all times
  • Have a diversity and inclusion mindset to ensure that every associate is given the same opportunities to learn and succeed
  • As a senior leader, be able to communicate effectively at all levels and with a mentoring ethos for our associates
  • Confident in taking own initiative and identifying opportunities to enhance our customer journey even when working to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to interact with a diverse stakeholder group
  • ** ICA Diploma or equivalent in compliance is preferable but not essential
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Rapid company expansion providing excellent development and career opportunities
  • Great Staff rates on Car Finance
  • Friendly and supportive Work Colleagues and Management
  • Regular staff socials
  • Birthday off after 2 years and £100 Meal voucher
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Complimentary office treats

Hippo Motor Group sell on average 800 vehicles to our customers every month, supplying a wide vehicle range from small city cars right through to high end luxury cars. We specialise in offering tailor-made finance options to suit customer needs. Continual business growth provides opportunities for our employees to develop and exceed within each role. At Hippo we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service which means our loyal customer base return to us year on year.

Applying for the Job

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below. Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.