Head of Compliance & Conduct

  • Aanbod Competitive salary
  • Functiegroep Legal & Tax
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8491200
  • Locatie Amsterdam
  • Contract In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche Finance

Over deze vacature

Building Compliance and Conduct for EU branch international bank.


In this position you'll establish the Compliance & Conduct strategies for NatWest Markets Amsterdam. This is a unique opportunity to join NatWest Markets as we continue our preparations in relation to the UK’s exit from the European Union. You'll be a key member of a larger European Compliance & Conduct team, and this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience across our entire range of activities

What you'll do:

As Head of Compliance & Conduct, you'll support the development of our Amsterdam office, as we prepare to service clients under our Trading & Flow Sales, and Financing & Risk Solutions businesses. You'll be responsible for developing and implementing sufficient frameworks to meet compliance, and for owning our relationships with the Dutch regulators.

In this role, you'll also be:

Providing challenge, oversight and technical advice to senior management to ensure the business acts in compliance with all relevant local legislation, regulation and NatWest policy standards. Acting as a trusted adviser to the business by helping staff to understand and take ownership of conduct risks, ensuring that risks are being appropriately identified, assessed and mitigated. Providing up to date guidance on existing standards and regulations that impact the business, including advising on any upstream changes to ensure timely implementation into NatWest procedures, focusing on the Dutch regulatory framework. Providing in-jurisdiction regulatory liaison, managing regulatory relationships and maintaining relationships with external bodies. Where divergences in standards are identified, recording escalation and approval by the relevant local or functional Risk Committee. Actively considering the inherent, material risks of the business, and ensuring of the timely creation, collation, integrity and submission of NatWest Amsterdam Compliance & Conduct MI.


Royal Bank of Scotland is stepping up plans to settle its post-Brexit European headquarters in Amsterdam’s prime Zuidas financial district. The British bank has rented office space in ‘The Rock’ building in the area with room for 150 staff. RBS decided to pull out of most of its European operations after the 2008 financial crisis. This left only the former Zuidas office and a subsidiary, NatWest Markets, in the city centre. The new European HQ will operate under that name. NatWest Markets is RBS’s commercial bank which finances businesses and trades in bonds and currencies for financial institutions, institutional investors and corporations. The Amsterdam NatWest business will serve UK clients who want access to the EU, and EU clients who need UK access.


A competitive salary is offered plus a cash and benefit-funding programme that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.


You'll need to be fluent in both English and Dutch, both oral and written. You should have deep practical knowledge and experience of applying Netherlands regulatory requirements, including MifiD/Conduct of Business requirements, and you'll have a strong capability as a trusted advisor to the business.

You'll also demonstrate:

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills, and experience of demonstrating this across all levels of a complex organisation
  • Strong organisational abilities, and the ability to show a commitment to business success, and personal development