Ongoing Screening Team Lead

Ongoing Screening Team Lead

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • London EC1A, UK
  • From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits UK / Year
The Ongoing Screening Team Lead(Hybrid Role) is responsible for coaching and motivating the Ongoing Screening team. They provide guidance and instructions to the team, organise the day-to-day activities, track progress, allocate resources and report, represent and advocate for the team to the Head of Financial Crime Compliance and MLRO.

The Ongoing Screening Team is part of the Financial Crime Compliance Department. The team handles the daily outputs from the company’s name screening systems, liaising with the KYC and EDD teams to ensure alerts receive the appropriate treatment and any financial crime or sanctions risk flagged by the name screening system is appropriately accounted for or escalated to the relevant stakeholder. The team reports directly to the firm’s Head of Financial Crime Compliance and MLRO.

Overall Responsibilities’

  • Undertakes a daily review of outputs from the firm’s name screening systems and organises the day-to-day activities of the team.
  • Manages the ongoing screening mailbox, responds to internal and external queries, and ensures the ongoing screening escalations tracker is accurately populated.
  • Assists team members in investigating and closing or escalating ongoing screening alerts relating to sanctions, PEPs or financial crime adverse information to relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures alerts are closed in line with agreed SLAs, avoiding or alerting the function to the potential of backlogs.
  • Assists the team in reviewing, discounting or escalating alerts during periods of increased activity.
  • Acts as a point of contact in relation to the operation of the name screening system.
  • Produces the team relevant MI.
  • Ensuring compliance with the company’s regulatory requirements.
  • Adhere to the operational risk framework for your role ensuring that all regulatory or company determined parameters are complied with.
  • Role model for demonstrating highest level standards of integrity and conduct and reflecting Company Values.
  • At all times complying with the FCA’s Code of Conduct / Company Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure that you are fully aware of and adhere to internal policies that relate to you, your role or any other activities for which you have any level of responsibility.
  • To report any breaches of policy to Compliance and/ or your supervisor as required.
  • To escalate risk events immediately.
  • To provide input to risk management processes, as required.


  • A collaborative team player, approachable, self-efficient and influences a positive work environment
  • Demonstrates curiosity
  • Resilient in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to take a high level of responsibility in a fast pace and high-volume environment
  • Excels at building relationships, networking and influencing others
  • Strategic collaborator with insight and agility, able to anticipate future challenges, ensuring operational effectiveness

Skills and Experience

  • Good understanding of financial crime and financial services and products.
  • Good PC operating skills,
  • Excellent understanding of screening systems including extracting and analysing data
  • MS Excel skills essential.
  • Organizational and time-management skills.
  • Decision-making skills.
  • Understanding of performance metrics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


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