Senior Compliance Assurance Manager

Join WPA and take your first steps towards a great career.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus benefits package. Temporary role based in Taunton, Somerset, close to J25 of the M5.
Full time, fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

The role

Our heritage dates back to 1901, and as a not-for-profit organisation we are one of the UK's most long-standing and respected Health Insurers. Continually striving to outshine the competition, we have won many awards for our excellent Customer Service and advanced use of technology. In 2021, for the second year in a row, WPA won "Health Insurance Provider of the Year" at the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards and have been further recognised as "Employer of the Year 2021" at the Somerset Business Awards. Our ethos is to treat our customers as we would wish to be treated ourselves.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Compliance Assurance Manager as part of our Legal and Compliance Department who will be responsible for:

  • Complying, assimilating, disseminating practice in all FCA and ICO regulatory matters and, maintaining the Compliance Manual in accordance with all regulatory body affairs and advising on legislation ensuring compliance is pragmatic, consistent and documented;
  • Complying with the PRA’s and FCA’s Insurance Conduct Standards for individuals performing a key function, and to meet the fit and proper standards as prescribed under the Regulatory Regime;
  • Organising, attending, preparing and distributing relevant papers for the Risk Committee and Compliance Monitoring Group, to act as Secretary to those meetings and play an active part in meetings or other relevant activities providing support towards the business aim and remaining professional to external bodies;
  • Acting as Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer ensuring that effective anti-money laundering processes are maintained, documented and personal knowledge of money laundering is kept consistently up to date by completing regulatory training to ensure skills are up to date;
  • Creating, delivering and providing training to advise WPA staff on financial crime, compliance and regulatory issues and assisting in investigations with Group Legal.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting role, please contact the Personnel Services Team by emailing - all enquiries will be replied to.

What can you bring to WPA?

You will need to be passionate about working within a healthcare company and have the ability to provide clear written documents surrounding regulatory requirements and training. You will need to have excellent attention to detail, be able to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines and to produce work to a high standard. You will be educated to degree standard or hold a relevant professional qualification and have a minimum of two years experience of working in a senior regulated financial position.

A great career. A great place to work.

Your long-term commitment, passion and desire to always be the best you can, will be rewarded. We will help you to develop the career you have been waiting for.

Benefits include

  • Competitive starting salary.
  • Flexible Holiday entitlement that increases with length of service and which can be bought and sold subject to certain maxima and minima.
  • Comprehensive induction programme.
  • A commitment towards your ongoing training to help you develop the career you want.
  • Gain recognised professional qualifications as appropriate.
  • Contributory pension.
  • Participation in WPA’s annual companywide bonus incentive scheme, Partnership for Excellence.
  • Access to an Occupational Health Nurse, Employee Assistance Programme with face to face counselling and a free annual flu vaccination.
  • Two paid charity leave days per annum.
  • Free on-site parking in WPA’s secure car park.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant.
  • Monthly awards to recognise employee achievements.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free charging points for environmentally friendly vehicles.
  • Remote GP Services - access to a private GP 24/7, free to use for employees, partners and their dependants.
  • Employee Cash Plan, specifically designed for employees and child dependants – partners can be added.
  • Length of Service awards – financial awards for each five completed years of service.

How to apply

Before submitting your application, please ensure you have a clear understanding of the role and why you think you may be suitable. If you have any queries at all about the role, you are welcome to contact us to discuss these first.

Completing the application form is the first step of the recruitment process and it is your opportunity to demonstrate why you are the most suitable candidate for the job. It is your chance to make sure that with the right effort, your application stands out amongst others.

It is essential that any information provided is accurate, legible and comprehensive as thorough recruitment vetting procedures take place which will verify the content of your CV, including (but not limited to): examination dates and grades, previous employment checks including job titles and dates of employment, any gaps in employment and convictions/cautions/ reprimands/final warnings. Some checks are undertaken as part of the recruitment process, but all job offers are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), fraud prevention and credit checks, references, proof of eligibility to work in the UK, residency and identity, proof of qualifications (where appropriate) and National Insurance number.

Please download and save the application form to your computer. You will then be able to complete the form electronically. Save and send your completed application form and covering information to

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