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Training & Competency Manager

Oakleaf Partnership
Bracknell Forest, England
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
4 Aug 2021
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Job Details

Oakleaf are currently working with this leading independently owned Financial Services company with offices in both London and Berkshire.

Joining the wider HR team you will tasked with:

Policies and procedures

  • Understand and maintain knowledge of the regulatory environment and translate the requirements into practical and effective T&C policy and procedures
  • Implement methods for monitoring and controlling T&C activities
  • Oversee the keeping of accurate and comprehensive records of T&C activities both centrally and within the business areas
  • Ensure all regular monitoring and reporting processes are completed accurately and on time. Provide senior management with the appropriate information to allow them to manage people risk

Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR)

  • Understand and maintain knowledge of the regulatory requirements related to the SM&CR and translate requirements into practical and effective SM&CR policy and procedures.
  • Oversee the certification activities necessary for all certified persons and ensure that these are completed in an accurate and timely manner and that team members are appropriately certified for the activities that they carry out
  • Manage internal and external data records including updates to internal HR systems and FCA directory updates
  • Assist with the management of the annual recertification process
  • Assist the Training & Competence Services Manager with oversight of the Senior Managers Regime including drafting of and updating relevant SMF documentation
  • Produce regular reports on competence and professional standards for the regulator, and within the timescales prescribed


  • Understand and maintain knowledge of the regulatory requirements for competence, communicating them in a manner to ensure the business understands the requirement
  • Oversee the procedures supporting the measurement of competence within business areas ensuring that they are accurately and comprehensively carried out and that appropriate records are kept
  • Support the business with continuing professional development and the achievement of professional qualifications and provide practical guidance regarding what is required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven T&C and/or SM&CR experience at manager level, ideally within an HR of Compliance Function
  • Experience of working in an FCA regulated environment with a good understanding of T&C requirements
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships at all levels across the Group and in particular with senior management
  • Ability to think commercially and apply knowledge pragmatically
  • High degree of accuracy and excellent communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Numerate with good IT skills

For further information please forward your CV to


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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