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Shell Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance Team Lead in London, United Kingdom


Job Title:

Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance Team Lead

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Purpose and Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Manager Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance, the Team Lead Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance (RO&A) is a member of the Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance team, within T&S Compliance.

The T&S Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance team has global responsibility for:

  • Completion of Compliance Risk Assessments to allow LOD1 to gain an understanding of their Compliance Risk profile and to determine any actions necessary to reduce the level of risk identified;

  • Maintaining a framework for Line of Defence 1 (LOD1) assurance plans to enable evidence of compliance;

  • All Compliance oversight and assurance sample testing activities.

The Team Lead Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance will be expected to:

  • Oversee the overall Risk Oversight & Assurance team on a day-to-day basis;

  • Develop key elements of the overall T&S Oversight & Monitoring plan on an annual basis containing a variety of oversight and assurance activities for the various lines of business;

  • Ensure execution of key elements of the overall T&S Oversight & Monitoring plan;

  • Input to the periodic review of the Compliance Risk Assessment Framework to ensure that it conforms with all aspects of applicable regulation;

  • Obtain evidence of compliance of T&S businesses and process owners (LOD1) by way of Risk Assessment, monitoring and oversight of LOD1’s assurance activities;

  • Assess and report on the level of compliance risk within T&S businesses and recommend actions for the business to reduce risks to within tolerances;

  • Monitor controls testing and, in some instances, conduct a sample check of controls;

  • Partner as a Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance SME with other parts of Compliance and other Functions, including Legal, Finance and Audit;

  • Assist the Manager Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance in developing the skills and competencies of the global Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance team.


  • No direct reports but expected to oversee and act as an escalation focal point for approximately 8 FTE globally on day-to-day basis.

  • Deputises for the Manager Compliance Risk Oversight & Assurance.

  • Expected to make significant contribution to the development of the overall Compliance Risk Assessment Framework globally.

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Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


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Work Location:

London - Strand


  • Significant experience in developing and maintaining a comprehensive Compliance Risk Assessment Framework within a Financial Services or trading firm, including controls testing.

  • Experience in operating an Oversight & Monitoring program and annual plans as well as a proven ability to execute.

  • Understanding of global commodities business.

  • Robust understanding of categorisation and evidence of effectiveness of Compliance controls.

  • Clear understanding of the “3 Lines of Defence” model and segregation of duties for each LOD.

  • Significant experience in monitoring and oversight of LOD1’s assurance activities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders. Credible and persuasive in ensuring the needs of our complex business are fully understood, resolve conflict and deliver tough messages.

  • Previous management experience with a demonstrated ability to motivate, develop and drive performance and encourage positive team dynamics.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner effectively within a global team.

  • Compliance is a foundation of the way in which T&S does business and therefore integrity is one of the fundamental values that we are seeking as part of the T&S Compliance team. We believe integrity is the hallmark of a person who demonstrates sound moral and ethical principles during their work. Integrity is the foundation on which coworkers build relationships, trust, and effective interpersonal relationships. It is essential that the successful candidate will be able to give clear examples of integrity as one of their core values.

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