AML Manager
Yorkshire Drive HQ, Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ

Job Reference: 005220

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

Closing Date: 26/06/2022

Salary £: Up to £45,000 depending on experience plus excellent benefits

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Division: Customer Services Division

Hours per week: 35

AML Manager

At YBS, we’re here to do what’s right. Not just for our members who use our savings and mortgage products. But for our communities, our society, and our world. And it all begins with our people.

We’ve created the kind of workplace where you can make a difference. It’s somewhere you can put purpose ahead of profit. Where you can balance commerciality with conscience. Where you can focus on growing, developing, learning, and progressing. Where you can be your best.

And where you can do the right thing - for you, your career, and your future.

About this role

If you are ready to bring your SME knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) to a new role then why not consider YBS?

As an AML Manager you will play an important role in leading, developing and overseeing the operational performance of the AML Team. You’ll be working to protect customers and the Society as well ensure we are fulfilling regulatory and statutory obligations in respect of anti-money laundering, sanctions and counter terrorist financing activities.

Responsible for a team of up to 12, you’ll manage the team’s workflow within agreed SLAs, with a real focus on quality and risk mitigation. You be responsible for the operational delivery across the Financial Crime Team ensuring that appropriate resources are effectively deployed to manage AML risks, delivering an exceptional experience for customers and colleagues.

You’ll also help shape an environment where everyone is accountable for financial crime and raise the profile of the department. You’ll also collaborate other business areas to support their understanding of financial crime in order to mitigate risk for the business. 

Alongside this, you will support the high-risk customer management process and interact regularly with key stakeholders across YBS. You’ll be involved in making key business decisions and hold a delegated responsibility for the nominated officer for external disclosures.

The role will be predominantly office based at our Yorkshire Drive office in Bradford. 

About You 

​​​​​​​You’ll need SME knowledge of AML and Sanctions legislation and guidance, relevant to financial services, retail banking or building society environment, with a specific focus on Commercial lending and structures. You’ll have proven knowledge and experience in performing investigations, high-risk case management and CDD & EDD specifically in commercial lending and ideally retail mortgages and savings. 

This will be coupled with experience of managing a team of AML professionals and developing and implementing process improvement within AML operational activity. You’ll also hold an ICA Diploma in AML or equivalent.

You’ll also bring your continuous improvement mindset, always looking for ways we can improve our ways of working. With a collaborative approach and strong communication and relationship building skills, you’ll be more than ready to engage and collaborate with colleagues at all levels. And you’ll also have the commercial awareness to make the kind of decisions that directly impact our business whilst managing the risk. 

About us

At YBS we dont have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.​​​​​​​

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits 

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts,

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, click apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Jess Wilkinson on

Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date