Compliance managers ensure that a business, its employees and its projects comply with all relevant regulations and specifications, as well as any ethical policies the company may have laid down.
- Working closely with teams across the business to make sure each member is aware of his or her role in compliance.
- This will involve detailed research, documentation, risk assessments, training programmes and liaison with external bodies.
- A continual process of planning, implementation, inspections and communication with others.
- Visiting sites to ensure that agreed procedures are being implemented
- Carrying out reviews of processes
- Maintaining records of compliance practices
- Filing documentation with relevant bodies
- Producing training materials that help others understand their role in compliance
- Sharing best practice throughout the business
- Adapting plans based on feedback from others
- Keeping abreast with changing industry and legal requirements
- Usually work standard office hours, Monday to Friday, but there may be times where overtime will be needed, particularly in more senior roles.
- Newly trained compliance managers can earn in the region of £30,000-£35,000
- Trained with experience compliance managers can earn in the region of £35,000-£55,000
- Senior compliance managers can earn in the region of £55,000-£70,000.
Qualifications & TrainingThere are a number of routes that can lead to a position as compliance manager but many enter via a graduate training scheme. This will require a degree or equivalent in a subject such as Health & Safety, Business Administration, Building Services or other relevant field. Once in position, further qualifications can also be gained from the ICA (International Compliance Association):
- ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance
- ICA Advanced Certificate in Compliance
- ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance