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Sanctions & Screening Specialist (12 Month FTC)

Job Introduction

Main Responsibilities 

  • Work independently to review Sanction, Terrorism, PEP and Enforcement generated customer alerts to identify confirmed matches. Complete adverse media screening and identify any Financial Crime Red Flags and escalate as appropriate
  • Reviewing systems, available data and investigative tools to mitigate risks relating to new on-boarding  screening requirements from other areas of the business
  • Knowledge of investigation and discounting principles and practice in order to provide narrative of escalated cases to investigators and understanding of Sanction, PEP and UK regulatory framework requirements.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain effective relationships with management and other internal parties to communicate practical solutions to problems or the implementation of improved systems, processes or controls.
  • Work as part of the team to ensure the day to day activities and work flow are adequately prioritised to suit shifting demands
  • Work to tight deadlines and often under pressure whilst maintaining a high level of quality and competency
  • Support the Team Lead in developing a high performing team culture through regular communication, coaching and team building
  • Operates in line with the Bank's Risk Management framework (including sub-frameworks) and relevant risk and compliance policies and procedures, ensuring appropriate and timely escalation of any concerns to their line manager.

Ideal Candidate

Research (by Harvard University) shows that women are particularly likely to second guess themselves and not apply - so if you are worried you don't meet all the criteria, get in touch anyhow and let us do the worrying…

  • Understanding and/or experience of KYC, Sanctions and business and/or banking processes, especially around account opening routines and payment/transaction processing system and the UK regulatory environment (preferred)
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail, presenting information in a clear and concise manner
  • A team player with a positive, supportive and engaged approach to change
  • Flexible, adaptable and excellent time management in order to effectively to manage and prioritize workloads within the  changing business needs
  • Excellent communication skills and problem solving abilities
  • Be self-motivated and able to work on individual basis as well as part of a team

Company Information 

Handelsbanken is a relationship bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence thanks to a nationwide network of branches, and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a local business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a bespoke service. The focus is always on the need of the individual customer and not on the sale of specific products. 

The Bank is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities. This is so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work that encourages everyone to apply, regardless of socio-economic background, age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), veteran status, marital and civil partnership status, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. 


Check our Handelsbanken website for further information



At Handelsbanken, we deeply value our unique culture and values including trust in and respect for each individual. We take pride in nurturing a work environment where people flourish, and where they are empowered to take decisions in their areas of expertise. We take a long term perspective in everything we do and want each employee who joins us to build a long terms successful career with the Bank.  


What is in it for you?

  • We have a wide range of learning and development available, empowering and enabling our colleagues to take ownership of their own development. 
  • Competitive Salary and an extensive range of benefits is provided, including private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance
  • A market-leading pension contribution of 15% paid by the bank, which can be invested in a wide range of funds (including ESG and Shariah funds)

Application next steps

Your journey with us begins once you have submitted your application. One of our Handelsbanken recruiters will be reviewing your details and will later organise a phone conversation if you match the role requirements. If there is a mutual fit, we will extend an invitation for you to participate in an interview.  

There will be a one stage, in person, interview for this position. 

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an interview or you have any requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process – just let us know by email


This advert will be live for a minimum of two weeks. However, please note that after the two weeks, the closing date could change at any time depending on the number of responses received.



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