Shell Head of Advice EMEA in London, United Kingdom


Job Title:

Head of Advice EMEA

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Job Description:

Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer for Trading & Supply, the Head of Advice - EMEA manages the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Advice team, within T&S Compliance, and is a member of the T&S Compliance Leadership Team.

The EMEA Advice team has responsibility for:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for all regulatory & compliance advice to the various T&S businesses (including Crude, Products, Energy, Shipping, Operations and Supply);

  • Providing guidance and advice to T&S businesses on the Shell Code of Conduct;

  • Managing the escalation of more complex regulatory & compliance or Code of Conduct queries to the relevant Compliance SME;

  • Reviewing new products or activities as part of any T&S new business approval process;

  • Assisting the T&S Compliance Training team with the allocation and delivery of training;

  • Providing input to Compliance Risk Assessments.

The Head of Advice - EMEA will be expected to:

  • Manage relationships with the T&S business leadership teams;

  • Keep abreast of T&S business strategy and highlight changes to the wider Compliance Leadership Team as appropriate;

  • Assist the T&S business in understanding the Compliance Risk implications of their business strategy and potential mitigants;

  • Actively participate in the EMEA T&S businesses’ Governance, Risk, Compliance & Assurance (GRCA) Committees and provide input for the overall T&S GRCA;

  • Provide input to the annual Compliance Risk Assessment plan and review the output of Compliance Risk Assessments;

  • Manage advice for T&S satellite offices, as well as hub locations within EMEA;

  • Partner as a Compliance Advisory SME with other parts of Compliance and other Functions, including Legal, Finance and Audit;

  • Champion Compliance culture in the T&S business;

  • Be an active and effective member of the Compliance Leadership Team;

  • Develop the skills and competencies of the EMEA Advice team.

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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


  • Extensive knowledge of the EMEA Energy (Gas, Power, Carbon and Oil) and financial markets is essential.

  • A sound knowledge of the T&S Businesses (including Crude, Products, Energy, Shipping, Operations and Supply.

  • Robust understanding of global financial regulations, compliance requirements and the Shell Code of Conduct as they relate to EMEA.

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

  • Robust written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels of an organisation, both internally and externally, and engage 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.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner effectively within a global leadership 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 Compliance LT. 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 co-workers 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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