Anti Money Laundering Consultant (6 months)
Yorkshire Drive HQ, Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ

Job Reference: 003203

Location: Yorkshire Drive HQ, Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ

Closing Date: 27/09/2020

Salary £: Up to £30,000 (depending on experience) + Bonus & Benefits

Employment Type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Division: Customer Services Division

Hours per week: 35 hours per week. Monday - Friday between the hours of 8am - 6pm; Saturdays 8am - 12pm on a rota basis

At Yorkshire Building Society Group we pride ourselves on being a mutual organisation that places our customers at the heart of everything we do. As a result of this we continue to grow and strengthen our position as one of the most trusted financial services providers in the UK, providing real help with real life.

YBS is changing and we’re passionate about our future, due to an internal change programme our Financial Crime Team have an opportunity for an AML Consultant to join their team on a 6 month contract.

Our team purpose is to work in partnership with the business to protect the Group and its members from financial crime.

You will provide robust and critical analysis of AML related activity to support delivery of the Group’s strategic priorities. Protecting customers and the Group as well as fulfilling regulatory/statutory obligations in respect of AML prevention activities.

We will give you the opportunity and support to develop and shape your career in a changing and exciting business, where you can enjoy the exciting challenge as we transform to achieve our ambitions.

Join us and be Your Brilliant Self.

What you'll be doing

  • Responsible for the critical analysis of AML related activity ensuring that decisions are consistently applied, adhere to relevant standard operating procedures, reflect the current economic situation, comply with FCA and other regulatory regimes and are aligned to the current risk appetite
  • Act with delegated authority from the Nominated Officer to make disclosures to the National Crime Agency
  • Provide specialist technical advice to colleagues across the business 
  • Support the implementation plans across the AML team, to service level agreements and quality targets ensuring an exceptional customer/colleagues experience and protecting the YBS Group.
  • Provide support and advice to colleagues
  • Collaborate with services across the Group to ensure that customers with potentially vulnerable circumstances are proactively identified and supported to achieve fair outcomes in accordance with Group policy and guidance.  
  • Support functional change risk working groups and communities of practice in order to identify changes that potentially impact on the financial crime risk profile for the Group
  • Work closely with other business areas to ensure effective customer journeys are maintained and efficient working practices are adopted which protect against AML risks
  • Work closely with other colleagues to support the effective response to AML related incidents and investigations

The Knowledge & Skills you’ll have    

  • Experience of analysing suspicious activity, autonomous decision making and meeting regulatory and legislative obligations to effectively protect both Customers and the business
  • Robust understanding of financial crime regulations and legislation, specifically AML
  • Robust understanding of the regulatory systems and reporting requirements for financial institutions in respect of financial crime
  • Evidence of professional learning and development to build and maintain skills and expertise – ICA Advanced AML Certificate or equivalent
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to engage and collaborate with your colleagues and wider related functions. 
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to converse with key stakeholders effectively.

Life at YBS

In addition to the usual benefits such as competitive salary, annual bonus and healthcare packages we offer you…

  • Flexibility – Whether it’s picking up the kids from school or catching that early morning yoga session we have you covered.
  • Celebrating Success – From everyday thank you cards, to our annual ‘Raising the Roof’ gala to celebrate our golden ticket winners we acknowledge our colleagues successes no matter how big or small.
  • Giving Back – Fancy 31 hours of paid leave a year to get involved in community activities? Together last year, we completed more than 11,000 hours of volunteering.
  • Inclusivity - We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.
  • Site Perks – Some of our sites have added little extras such as a gym, restaurant and free parking at our Bradford site, roof garden in Leeds, and on-site restaurant and free parking at our Peterborough site. 


If you’ve got a solid background in Financial Crime Operations and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting business then why not join us?

Our people are our heart and soul; we’re commercial and caring, big enough to offer you a challenge and small enough for you to make a real impact. We’re devoted to putting people first and doing the right thing by providing real help with real life. 


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.