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FSCom Limited

Senior Compliance Associate Information Security

FSCom Limited

  • Ulster / UK
  • £30000 - 40000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 07/11/2017
  • Cathy Doherty
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Join our thriving compliance consultancy to help our FinTech clients maintain the trust of their customers by securing their information assets.


Our vision, mission and strategic objectives

Keeping pace with ever changing regulatory requirements, while remaining competitive, presents a significant challenge for financial services businesses. This is an expansive landscape and the nuances of compliance are extremely complex. That’s where we come in.

At fscom we take a commercial approach to help our clients grow their business in a compliant way.  We work in partnership with our clients and go the extra mile to understand their needs. Our people have deep domain knowledge and technical expertise.

We are members of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants and adhere to the Code of Ethics.

The role

Our team advises clients on which regulatory obligations are applicable to their business and works with clients to develop and implement effective policies and procedures. You will work alongside our Chief Information Security Officer to advise clients on the implications of the information security obligations of the second Payment Services Directive and the General Data Protection Regulations and to help them to ensure compliance.

Your approach will be solutions-focused and will rely on your ability to apply your expertise while building and maintaining productive working relationships. Your solutions are not only compliant, but they are commercially sound and client focused.

The role is based in Belfast but involves frequent travel to London, which may, occasionally, be at short notice.

Key tasks and challenges

We cannot list everything the role entails as it is varied, and adapts to the needs of the business, our customers, and the industry. However, key tasks and challenges you are likely to encounter include:

Client focused:

  • Responsibility for maintaining and developing good client relationships
  • Ensure a long term commercially sound and client focused approach is developed and adopted
  • Work with other areas of the business to develop policy and practices that improve delivery and performance
  • Aim to deliver high quality interactions with clients every time, and resolve conflicts quickly and efficiently


  • Analyse policy developments and brief the senior management team on your proposed response
  • Assist with documenting and reviewing security policies, processes and procedures for clients
  • Assist with performing GDPR, PCI-DSS and ISO and other framework audits
  • Assist with disaster recovery test exercises documentation updates
  • Help identify, implement, and maintain appropriate security and compliance measures both internally and for clients
  • Mentor junior members of staff
  • Strategically develop commercially focused, client focused and compliant processes and practices


  • Take the lead in providing compliance advice
  • Assist in managing projects
  • Deputise for the head of department when necessary
  • Work with the CISO in ensuring the protection and security of corporate assets and client data within the internal environment
  • Adopt a Continuous Improvement approach to processes and practices to deliver an innovative and agile service
  • Ensure your targets and objectives contribute towards the short and long-term success of the business, and deliver against them

The term ‘compliant’ includes all business, functional, safety, financial, regulatory, legal standards and requirements.

What you need for the role

You are an ambassador for the business, leading by example, and your colleagues look to you for valued support and constructive challenge. More specifically, to perform successfully in this role, you need:

a)     Essential experience/skills/qualifications

  • Graduate in computing or related subject
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in compliance review and analysis regarding information security-related enterprise-level requirements, preferably in a consultancy or financial services setting
  • Experience with security frameworks such as ISO, PCI-DSS, NIST or COBIT
  • Firm understanding of cloud-based information systems and network architecture
  • Hands on experience with security tools, including centralised logging, vulnerability scanning, firewalls, intrusion detection and SIEM tools
  • Experience developing or enhancing security policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of IT compliance standards
  • Excellent MS office, Visio and project skills
  • Proven analytical skills with the ability to assess complex information to identify the key messages
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, concisely and authoritatively with senior individuals in a variety of ways
  • Proven ability to follow a process and related procedures demonstrating initiative to challenge, identify, document and implement process improvements

b)     Essential behaviours

  • Continually seeking ways to improve, adapt and innovate while meeting compliance and commercial requirements
  • Ownership of your own actions, responses and delivery against objectives
  • Can-Do, solutions focused attitude with a sense of urgency
  • Communicate effectively to build relationships with colleagues, clients, and other stakeholders
  • Understands the importance of being responsive, helpful and a team player
  • Leadership style that sets an example and encourages collaborative teamworking
  • Flexibility to maintain effectiveness when faced with new tasks and to prioritise work accordingly

What you get from the role

You will have the opportunity to be at the frontline of financial services compliance in a well-regarded, growing consultancy working alongside industry experts and providing advice to leading financial services companies. The role is fast paced and demanding and no two days are the same.

fscom is fully committed to developing expertise so you will have a tailored, structured training and career development plan.

As a responsible employer, we take equal pay seriously. Therefore, starting salary for this level of post is £29,800 plus benefits. However, we may be able to offer more to an exceptional candidate who not only has exceptional experience and skills but already lives our company values. The upper limit of the salary range is £45,000.

How to apply

Please submit your CV along with a covering letter clearly explaining how you meet each of essential experience/skills/qualifications and other information as to why you would be suitable for the role. The deadline for submitting an application is midnight on 13 November 2017.

Interviews will be held on 23 and 24 November.

Please contact James Donnelly (028 9042 5451) if you have any questions about the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. Please also submit an equal opportunities monitoring form. 

To apply for this position the employer requires you to complete the following documents and return them via the apply link below
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