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At Hampden & Co, we take ownership of our responsibilities and work together to help our clients achieve their aspirations and deliver the exceptional levels of service that they expect.

As a growing and ambitious company, we have an inclusive culture and seek people to join our team who share our values. In return, we offer exciting career opportunities through professional and personal development, within a challenging and supportive environment, We also offer an excellent range of employee benefits.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

  • 35 days annual leave, including public holidays
  • Salary exchange pension scheme
  • Discretionary variable pay award
  • Discretionary company share option plan
  • Group Life Assurance scheme
  • Private Health Care
  • MediCash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Volunteering program
  • Give as you earn
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Electric Car scheme
  • Annual flu vaccination
“Our reputation is built on the service we provide to our clients. We seek to recruit and develop people who share our passion for service excellence and who are committed to working together to help our clients achieve their aspirations.”

Current vacancies

Business Support Assistant

This role in our Edinburgh banking team will report directly to one of our Associate Banking Directors and will assist with day-to-day administrative matters for clients, providing exceptional levels of service. The role also provides administrative support to the Commercial Services Team.

This opportunity is suited to an individual who is motivated to work as part of a team, to take ownership of their responsibilities and to deliver at pace. Previous experience in a similar role is not essential.

The ideal candidate for the role will be/have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Good organisational and administrative skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • A positive attitude with the desire to learn and build on skills and knowledge.
  • A self-starter and team player, with the ability to use own initiative and work alone when required.
  • A commitment to excellent client service.

Main duties / responsibilities:

  • To maintain strong working relationships with clients.
  • Answering enquires and requests, whether by telephone or in person.
  • To handle day-to-day administrative matters (e.g. payment processing, account opening, foreign exchange, deposit requirements etc.) to support Assistant Banking Managers
  • To assist with day-to-day administrative tasks to assist the Commercial Services team including certifying original documentation, checking accuracy of completion of onboarding documentation, scanning, and uploading to internal systems.
  • Assisting with client journey work to ensure data quality and accuracy.
  • Liaising with Operations in respect of client service (e.g. card fraud, internet banking queries).
  • Assisting with maintenance of office systems, including data management, filing etc.
  • Preparing documents, briefing papers, reports, returns, presentations etc.
  • Providing support for the Edinburgh Reception team (including lunchtime cover).
  • The role holder may also be required to carry out additional duties from time-to-time that are considered appropriate in regard to the role holder’s knowledge and experience.

Assistant Commercial Services Manager

We have an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Commercial Services Manager to join our Edinburgh office. The Commercial Services team support the entire Commercial business in London & Edinburgh, and the Assistant Manager role supports with the day-to-day management of the Bank’s quality assurance including assisting with the oversight of MCOB regulated processes, regulatory returns, product management, management information and operational activities.

You will preferably have relevant banking, and general financial experience. Additionally, the CeMap qualification is desirable but not essential.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyse complex information to identify and manage resolution of issues.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to work accurately and independently under pressure to meet deadlines.

Some of your main responsibilities and duties will be to:

Assist with first line Quality Assurance for the Commercial Team, including:

  • Making sure we are compliant with all regulatory requirements whilst at the same time delivering a world class client experience
  • Performing regular oversight reviews of advice and suitability
  • Assist with the monitoring and recording of the MCOB advisors’ Training and Competence
  • Assist with the 6 monthly reporting of Mortgage Advisers’ Training & Competence records to MCOB Supervisors for certification /action in accordance with agreed policy and procedure
  • Working closely with Risk & Compliance Teams to ensure there is alignment with second line requirements

Assist with the management of the Bank’s service proposition, including:

  • Account/service Terms & Conditions
  • Documentation, including Client Applications, Mandates etc.
  • Pricing implementation (Banking Charges Tariff/Credit Interest rates etc.)
  • Processes in relation to the Banking Team, updating of procedures and initiating any new procedures
  • Assist with any training requirements in respect of current and new procedures
  • Assist with any project requirements

Assist with the management of proposition feedback, including:

  • Regular monitoring, reporting and analysis of comments and any complaints made
  • Management of the product register
  • The Annual Product Review process

Management of MI for the Banking Team, including assisting with:

  • The design and build of reports required by the Banking Team to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities
  • Reporting of our Risk and Controls.

Financial Crime Analyst

A second line of defence role, the Financial Crime Analyst’s role is to assist the MLRO and management with; independent challenge, testing and monitoring of financial crime compliance across the business, interpretation and co-ordination of financial crime legal and regulatory change, provision of advice and training to first line business areas, and completion of key departmental tasks.

To be successful in the role you will be / have:

  • Financial services experience, and knowledge of the financial crime compliance environment within the banking industry.
  • Desire to improve skills and knowledge, and to study for a relevant qualification.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to work accurately and independently under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and interpretation skills.
  • The ability to communicate matters clearly and assertively, whilst in a collaborative manner.
  • Good influencing skills.
  • Strong IT skills (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint).
  • The motivation to continuously improve self, within the team and across the business.


Some of your main responsibilities and duties will be to:

Support managers in the department to ensure that the appropriate financial crime compliance controls are in place and monitored across the business.

  • Perform testing and monitoring to establish the degree of compliance by the first line of defence with key obligations such as client due diligence;
  • Conduct preparatory work for managers in respect of investigations (eg financial crime, high risk client reviews, transaction monitoring alerts);
  • Assist with assessment of legal and regulatory change, interpreting changes, communicating these to the relevant first line business areas and ensuring appropriate action is taken to remain compliant;
  • Assist with the preparation of timely and accurate management information;
  • Work closely with other parts of the business to ensure that regulatory and company policy requirements are being met or concerns escalated as appropriate;
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of the financial crime environment;
  • Assist in other types of compliance matters in order to provide appropriate levels of cover within the team.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively across the business:
  • Maintain appropriate independence and objectivity from the 1st line teams when conducting oversight/monitoring activity;
  • Build and maintain constructive and effective relationships across the business in line with the Bank’s culture and behaviours;
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a strong business-wide financial crime risk aware culture at all levels of the Company.

Assistant Treasury Dealer

Reporting to the Treasury Manager, the primary responsibility of the Assistant Treasury Dealer is to action dealing activities within the delegated authority limits approved by the Board.

The Assistant Treasury Dealer is responsible for supporting Treasury Front Office in the management and execution of all trades on behalf of the Bank and the maintenance and development of Treasury systems.

The ideal candidate for the role will have:

  • Attained a qualification at Degree / Higher / A-level in a financial or mathematical based subject.
  • The desire to attain Treasury or Accounting qualification.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders.
  • A keen interest and desire to learn treasury financial instruments, fixed income securities, derivatives, foreign exchange and money markets and risk management concepts.
  • Good competence in standard computer applications (Microsoft Office package).
  • Intermediate/ Advanced Excel skills.
  • Keen for personal development and personal growth in line with a growing Bank.

Main responsibilities / key duties:

Key responsibilities of the Assistant Treasury Dealer include, but are not limited to, the following:


Control

  • Input deals into Flexcube (“FCUB”) together with supporting documents ready for approval by Treasury managers.
  • Update yield curves and static business rules in ALMIS in line with approach agreed at ALCo.
  • System test lead, testing all systems for upgrades and new Treasury products.
  • Investigate potential issues and concerns regarding FX risk positions, working with the Treasury Manager and make recommendations for process improvement as required.
  • FCUB administration and the addition and amendment of data in FCUB, for example the addition of new counterparties and counterparty limits.
  • Resolve data issues, working closely with Finance, ALM and other Bank departments.
  • Maintain and update Treasury Front Office daily spreadsheet ready for Treasury managers to use and in line with good practice and the Bank’s EUDA approach.
  • Work with ALM and Treasurer to develop the Bank’s spreadsheet/forecast for balance sheet management, recommending efficiencies and improvements.
  • Maintain and update files that are used to provide information for other departments.
  • Working closely within the team to ensure continual improvement reducing time spent on less value-add activities permitting more time to be spent on value-add activities.
  • Update EoD daily FX and interest rate for FCUB working with IT to ensure completed in a timely manner in line with the Bank's EoD timetable.
  • Work in collaboration with ALM, Banking Operations and Finance to ensure static data in core systems is accurately maintained (including FCUB and ALMIS).


Reporting

  • Maintain and update across the day the Treasury daily Front Office file including FX and intraday liquidity reporting.
  • Preparation of Treasury month-end interest accruals.
  • Develop knowledge of Treasury operations and other activities to be able with time to provide holiday cover and support increasing activities as the Bank continues to grow.


Operation

  • Deputise for Treasury Front Office managers, acting as contact for Treasury operations and Front Office activities.
  • Support the Treasury Front Office managers in the execution of dealing activities including arranging foreign exchange contracts, placing fixed term deposits, arranging interest rate swaps, managing flows of funds from NatWest to Reserves Account, USD Liquidity Funds and purchasing securities for the Liquidity Buffer.
  • Recommend improvements to Treasury operations, working with others to get approval for these changes and implementing in a timely manner.

People

  • Develop close and collaborative working relationships with the broader CFO function and Banking Operations, working closely with Treasury colleagues, Finance, Banking Operations and Private Bankers to develop a strong and efficient operational business model delivering to the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Deputise for Treasury managers as required.
  • Identify technical and operational skills development courses which would further personal development.

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Credit Operations Administrator

The Credit Operations Administrator will manage multiple credit propositions simultaneously from sanction to drawdown, including production and perfection of all necessary facility and security documents to ensure that excellent client service is provided and that the expectations of Hampden & Co clients are met.

Awareness of the requirements for perfecting security subject to the laws of England and Wales and / or Scotland is essential, as is the awareness of the relevant UK regulations including CCA and MCOB, along with good knowledge of banking systems and controls.

The ideal candidate for the role will:

  • Chartered Banker qualification, or equivalent, is desired.
  • A self-starter and team player.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • The ability to organise workloads and prioritise effectively.
  • The ability to work accurately under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
  • A strong level of computer literacy and excellent keyboard skills.

Main responsibilities / key duties:

  • Analysis of all types of credit propositions to ensure compliance with relative laws and regulation as they apply.
  • Prepare all types of facility and security documentation and administer through to completion.
  • Instruction of and liaison with external legal advisors.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with Private Bankers and external legal advisors.
  • Ensure exceptional client service is maintained and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met.
  • Ensure all work is processed to the highest standard and in accordance with the Bank’s procedures.
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to team members commensurate with knowledge and experience.
  • Any other related tasks which may be assigned from time to time which are considered to be reasonable in relation to the role, and skills and experience of the role holder.

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