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Head of AML Controls

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The Requirements

Join us in Belfast or Dublin as Head of AML Controls

  • In this high profile role, you'll be engaging with Ulster Bank Ireland and RBS ExCo, Board members and the Regulator 
  • The work you do will be instrumental to defining the Anti Money Laundering (AML) strategy for Ulster Bank Ireland 
  • This is an opportunity to use this role as a platform to become an AML expert within the industry
  • You'll enjoy a broad scope of responsibility, and due to the continuously changing AML threat, this role is ever evolving and stimulating

What you'll do

Primarily, you'll be providing coordination, custodianship and governance services to underpin effective management of AML risk for Ulster Bank.

This will involve:

  • Coordinating the production and management of AML risk assessments and maintaining an evidence library in support of the risk assessments
  • Providing custodianship of the AML Operating Model
  • Managing AML process maintenance to include end-to-end process documentation, the coordination of impact assessments and process change governance
  • Coordinating AML training requirements 
  • Leading and providing secretariat services to key AML governance forums

The skills you'll need

Essentially, you'll need first class knowledge of all current regulatory and legislative requirements, industry guidance and case law pertaining to AML, together with a wide and deep knowledge of financial crime in general.

A recognised professional AML qualification, such as DipAML or ACAMS, would be highly desirable.

We'll also be looking for you to demonstrate:

  • Experience in a senior AML operational role within a major global financial services firm
  • Expert knowledge of AML issues and the regulatory and legislative landscape relating to AML
  • Specialist knowledge of regulatory risk management reporting processes and requirements
  • Previous experience of AML strategy writing and the delivery of change
  • Significant experience of senior stakeholder management

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus a 30% individually tailorable cash and benefit funding programme in Northern Ireland, and 31% in the Republic of Ireland. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities. 

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At Ulster Bank, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more.

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and Fitness and Probity (F&P) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These may include a full credit check, a criminal record check (if based in the UK), residency and right to work checks.

There will be an ongoing requirement for the role holder to maintain fit, proper and sound standing to perform in the post.