Opportunities

Group Head of Compliance

Department

Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance

Location

Birmingham, Haywards Heath or London

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent

Budgeted Salary Range

£100,000 - £120,000

Ways of Working

Hybrid
Opened: 25 days ago
Closes: TBC

About Us

We love pets - which is why we’re on a mission to make the world a better place for pets and their parents.  We offer pet insurance policies with generous pet health benefits that are designed with their needs in mind. We’ve helped over half a million pets stay happy and healthy since 2017 - and many more customers throughout the world are joining us every day.  We’ve won numerous awards, have offices in the USA, UK, and Sweden - and we now employ over 400 people globally. 

Award-winning, innovative technology and exceptional customer service are at the heart of our offer: our “Complete” policy ranks top of the Which? cat and dog insurance Best Buy tables. (December 2021)  We've also been voted the Pet Insurance Provider Of The Year in the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards (2021) - and we’ve received over 21,000 5-star Feefo reviews in the past 12 months.

We’re proud to be driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come.  Our latest Series D funding round was $350m which values us at over $2bn. 

Our company is fast-moving, respectful, fun-loving and (most importantly) passionate about pets and their wellbeing.  We think big and we can only do that if we have a wonderful array of different people who are able to bring their whole selves to work every day.  Throughout our business you'll meet people who think differently, aim for impact and love to try new things.  Want to join our pack?  Join us. Love every moment. Love ManyPets.

About the Opportunity

It's been a fast growth trajectory since our Series D funding round and our business model is undergoing exciting change.  Following our acquisition of a US insurance carrier (which is subject to regulatory approval) we will become an insurance holding group. 

Given this big change in how we operate, we are looking for a Group Head of Compliance to manage the regulatory responsibilities of our parent company (Many Group Ltd) and our Group committees.  You'll work closely with our country compliance teams in the UK, Sweden and the USA and partner closely with our stakeholders at all levels, and all departments.  You'll have plenty of scope to build great relationships and engage with all sorts of people in our varied internal teams!

We know that becoming an operational insurance holding group will take some time and we envisage that for the first six months at least your work as Group Head of Compliance will not be full time as you get to know the business and set up a group compliance programme. During this period, we will be looking for you to support our Legal team with our insurance contracts, such as binding authority and reinsurance.   The role will report to our General Counsel (as Group Head of Compliance) with a dotted line to our Senior Legal Counsel for anything that falls Into Legal.

 

Your Focus

  • Delivering our Group global compliance programme spanning: our board, audit and risk committee and remuneration committee.
  • Working closely with our heads of compliance in the UK, Sweden and the USA and external regulatory advisers; to deliver a joined-up global team and approach.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating our insurance-related contracts in conjunction with the Senior Legal Counsel and any external advisers we're working with.
  • Drafting, implementing, and managing all new policies, procedures, and reports for Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") compliance.
  • Submitting all information necessary to meet statutory and regulatory requirements on time to the appropriate Committees, Boards, and external bodies.
  • Horizon scanning and proactively advising the business on best practices and liaising with country compliance heads on latest changes in regulatory requirements.
  • Providing advice, guidance and insight to management and staff regarding new/emerging compliance issues.
  • Building and maintaining great working relationships with all levels of stakeholders - that will help us to have sight and manage regulatory and legal risk.
  • Working closely with (and where appropriate) escalating matters to the General Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel as needed.

 

What Leads to Success

Here are some of the individual skills we know will enable you to succeed in this position. If you don’t tick every box - don't worry.  We can support you in both your personal and professional development:

  • You're the sort of person who is highly analytical and who enjoys translating complex wording or terminology into something everyone can understand.
  • One of your biggest strengths is being able to work across multiple projects at the same time - and changing course quickly If necessary!
  • You're a stickler for accuracy with superb attention to detail.
  • Your colleagues say you're the sort of person who is always thinking a step ahead about the wider Impact to the business.
  • You make change happen by working well with others.
  • You value diversity and are sensitive to different environments and cultures.
  • You're someone who enjoys working in a fast-moving start-up environment, striving to make things better and challenge the status quo.

What We’re Looking For

  • You will have several years' experience working on insurance law, regulation, and contracts.
  • You will have experience of insurance contracts (e.g., binding authority agreements) and understanding of how things work in a highly regulated industry.
  • You will be qualified as a solicitor or barrister and able to practice in England and Wales.
  • We are open to meeting people with both an in-house and Law firm background.
  • You want to be part of a fast-paced, scale-up environment, like ours!

Inclusion at ManyPets

We believe diversity, belonging and inclusion are more than just words or things we should be 'seen' to be doing.  Having diversity at the core of our business makes us stronger - and the responsibility for creating an inclusive workplace rests with all of us.  We believe Black Lives Matter and we want you to join a company that makes unbiased choices and is committed to being anti-racist.  If you'd like to read more about this, please download our Approach to Inclusion pack. 

We promise to give you the same opportunities as everyone else and we won’t discriminate against you at any point in the process. This includes how we source talent, our interview process, our conditions of employment (including pay) and feedback.

Hybrid-Working

Everything changed overnight when the pandemic happened. Suddenly everything was different: whether we were in a home office, spare room, or makeshift desk: we were working on our own and dealing with Zoom calls, bad Wi-Fi, and a very different working day.  We now work from home and our company office, so we've created our Making Work, Work guide, which explains it all.

We offer a fantastic range of company benefits to suit everyone in a remote-first world, with a focus on supporting our physical and mental wellbeing. Coupled with a generous holiday allowance and regular care packs, we’re always looking for new ways to look out for our people.

Our Values

Our company values drive everything we do - and they are:

Show You Care | Do The Right Thing | Think Big | Work Together | Be Tenacious

Connect With Us!

LinkedIn | Instagram: UK  USA  Sweden| Facebook: UK  USA  Sweden | Twitter: UK USA | TikTok | Glassdoor | Indeed | FeeFo | Trustpilot | Crunchbase

Reasonable Adjustments and Support

If you need any help, support or advice at any point during the hiring process please email our Inclusion Council in complete confidence.  Our Inclusion Council is a cross-functional group of people from our global business - and they are not the hiring managers for this role.  We're here to make sure everyone has a fair and equitable experience when they're considering joining us.  If you want to talk or ask any questions, we are here to listen (and we'll do what we can to flex our approach to a process that suits you.)

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  • Department: Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance
  • Location: Birmingham, Haywards Heath or London
  • Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Budgeted Salary Range: £100,000 - £120,000
  • Ways of Working: Hybrid
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