HSBC Careers Near Me – Senior Sanctions Manager

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Senior Sanctions Managers – Programme Advisory

Discover a role that really opens doors.

If you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top or simply take you in an exciting new direction. HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

We’re seeking two Senior Sanctions Managers to provide Second Line of Defence risk stewardship and subject matter expertise in relation to HSBC Group’s sanctions programme and framework, including oversight, challenge and advice with respect to centrally managed sanctions controls such as screening and alert management.

Financial Crime Risk aligns current activities within Global Risk and helps to build these into a more integrated framework to conduct Customer Due Diligence which enables HSBC to manage financial crime risk more effectively. It builds stronger controls to improve the way Financial Crime Risks are managed in order to spot gaps as well as trends so that the team can take action. It proactively gathers and analyses financial intelligence in a smart way so that suspicious transactions, activities or connections can be identified and we can adequately protect our customers from the threat of financial crime.

As an HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.

In this role, you will:

  • Be the principal Group Risk Steward contact for Sanctions controls, with a particular focus on advice and oversight of sanctions screening related controls;
  • Be responsible for supporting the implementation of FC Sanctions strategic work, BAU, projects and reviews as required, including strategic initiatives relating to the sanctions programme and sanctions control framework.
  • Attend key sanctions related forums and working groups, including the Transaction Screening Steering Committee and the Global Name Screening Management Committee.
  • Act as the principal point of contact between FC Sanctions and relevant senior stakeholders across all regions, lines of business and functions.
  • Support the Head of Sanctions Programme Advisory to effectively manage, identify, mitigate and escalate Sanctions risk globally in a proactive and continuous manner.
  • Review and advise on regulatory, internal audit and Compliance Assurance issues and findings as they relate to the sanctions programme and framework.


To be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements:

  • A strong understanding of UK/EU/UN/US sanctions and associated frameworks.
  • Experience of working on sanctions controls frameworks within a global financial institution, ideally in a 2nd line oversight capacity
  • Transaction and/or name screening and alert management experience either gained from 1st or 2nd Line of Defence.
  • A good overall understanding of Risk management as well as the global banking/payments environment and how to navigate its complexities.
  • An ability to work under pressure in an agile and fast moving environment, where rapid reaction to geopolitical developments is critical.
  • An understanding of complex banking and investment products and global payment mechanisms is desirable.

The base location for this role is: London / Edinburgh / Hybrid – with minimum 2 days in the office a week.

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

At HSBC we look to enable our employees to better balance their work / life priorities and have the flexibility required to meet challenging needs as they progress through different life stages. Where possible we will consider the following flexible working options: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, and working from home and staggered hours. If in considering a role with HSBC you have a need for some flexibility in your working arrangements please discuss this with the recruitment team in the early stages of the application process.

As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term health condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Within the work place you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has in place processes in order to avoid nepotism, which means to avoid creating circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.

We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies

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