Manager, internal whistleblowing

Financial Conduct Authority

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Financial Conduct Authority is currently offering Manager, internal whistleblowing position for qualified individuals who are willing to work Full Time at their office in London, England, UK Be sure to check job specifications carefully before proceeding.

Job Title: Manager, internal whistleblowing
Company Name: Financial Conduct Authority
Job Location: London, England, UK
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Financial Conduct Authority
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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About the job

What does the role involve?

Internal Audit at the FCA is unique.

The work of the division is varied; investigations and audits are conducted across the full spectrum of the FCA’s regulatory remit and operational activities that enable the FCA to operate. Managers are provided with the opportunity to get an overview of the whole organisation and an opportunity to understand all aspects of how the FCA regulates financial services in the UK.

We are now recruiting for a manager to lead and manage the investigation of reportable concerns made under the FCA’s Whistleblowing Policy. This role will report to the Internal Whistleblowing Head of Department in the Internal Audit Division.

We are looking for candidates with proven experience in conducting investigations and managing direct reports. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, thorough and diligent. They will have strong communication skills, including clear and effective oral presentation, and clear and succinct drafting of documents. They will be able to make timely decisions based on analysis and be able to defend those decisions. They will develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in other business units, work at pace and under pressure to deliver a variety of investigations and prioritise effectively to deliver to agreed deadlines. They will inspire, manage, and develop team members to maximise their contribution.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • To ensure that investigations are conducted to the highest standards and that the anonymity of the whistleblower is preserved including:
  • Performing an initial assessment of allegations against the definition of a reportable concern in the FCA’s Whistleblowing Policy.
  • Managing investigations into reportable concerns, including leading interviews, and ensuring that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained.
  • Progressing a portfolio of investigations often with competing deadlines to ensure they are delivered on time.
  • Overseeing the work of others and escalating issues as necessary.
  • Drafting clear and succinct reports.
  • Acting as a point of contact for whistleblowers.
  • Making effective and value-add recommendations to the FCA’s executive management.
  • Presenting to senior stakeholders with credibility.
  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues in other areas at all levels in the FCA including Executive Directors.
  • Producing quality management information.
  • Assisting the development and delivery of training and awareness sessions on the Whistleblowing Policy.
  • Managing line reports conducting appraisals, providing coaching and feedback and career development.
  • Being a role model of the Values of the FCA.

About You


We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidates CV.

  • Significant internal audit and/or investigatory experience.
  • Previous people management/leadership experience, with proven evidence of monitoring/reviewing performance and coaching and mentoring to support development.
  • Experience of leading the work of others including delegating effectively, responding to queries, resolving issues and motivating others to achieve high standards through empowerment and trust.
  • Member of relevant professional body.


  • Experience of conducting internal investigations into reportable concerns made under an internal whistleblowing policy.
  • Inspirational leadership, aligned to the FCA’s values, to motivate and lead teams to deliver complex investigations to high quality standards and agreed timelines.
  • A high degree of professional excellence, credibility, integrity, curiosity, critical thinking and resilience.
  • Using project management disciplines to deliver investigations, set clear expectations and lead investigation teams.
  • Ability to use forensic attention to detail to conclude the on the reportable concerns and identify root causes which lead to added-value recommendations.
  • Ability to work at pace and under pressure to deliver a variety of competing workstreams and to prioritise effectively to deliver multiple outcomes to challenging deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present well-reasoned arguments in a clear and concise manner, clear and succinct drafting of complex documents, reviewing and editing work written by others.
  • Excellent presentation and influencing skills, including the ability to communicate confidently and credibly, in writing and orally, on complex, sensitive and confidential issues with the FCA’s senior management, including members of FCA’s ExCo.
  • Proven strong stakeholder and relationship management skills, with the ability to proactively develop and maintain effective relationships at all levels, including with senior management.
  • Extensive experience of people management, including the objective setting, managing underperformance, conducting appraisals, coaching, giving feedback about performance, performance management and career development.
  • Ability to work enthusiastically and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Tenacity to follow issues through and resilience to deal with challenges and setbacks.
  • Ability to be adaptable, resilient and courageous.
  • Continuously seeks out new and more effective ways to conduct your work, and feed back to management
  • Awareness of the broad range of the FCA’s regulatory remit and Internal Audit’s role in supporting the achievement of the FCA’s objectives.


  • Knowledge of whistleblowing regulation
  • Knowledge of employment law
  • Proven leadership skills which demonstrate positive role modelling and which can contribute to the Division’s continued strategic development.
  • Business acumen and a good understanding of the FCA and ability to assess its key areas of risk and identify and evaluate controls.
  • Demonstrate experience in driving the take up of innovative tools of delivering innovative solutions.

About Us

Internal Audit is the 3rd line of defence, providing independent assurance across the whole of the FCA. Internal Audit drives continuous improvement in the FCA by assessing the management of key risks to delivery through the design, operation and effectiveness of internal controls. The Internal Audit division is responsible for investigating reportable concerns made under the FCA internal whistleblowing Policy.

The Internal Audit Division is committed to providing the FCA with a first-rate independent business assurance function. It fulfils a critical role in the effective management and governance of the FCA. Its responsibilities are wider than a standard internal audit function and involve assessments of broader areas of strategy and organisation and one-off investigations.

Internal Audit reports to the Board and the Audit Committee. The Internal Audit Division’s remit covers all the activities of the organisation. The scope of reviews is broad-ranging, covering the management of supervision, enforcement, policy, strategic, governance and operational risks. The division plays an active role, at the heart of the FCA, in supporting the achievement of FCA’s priorities.

The FCA’s Values & Diversity

Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator. As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements.

Useful Information

  • This role is graded Manager Level 5
  • The salary range for this role will be £64,000 – £108,000 plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension
  • Applications for this role close on the 6th November

The FCA supports hybrid working and you will be expected to work 40% of your time over a month, in our office. We will consider other flexible arrangements, for example part time working, and you can discuss this with the recruiter.

Selection Process

Stage1: Online Application, please submit your CV

Stage 2: Screening – Your application will then be forwarded to the recruiting managers.

Stage 3: Selection & Assessment Process: First Stage Interviews: 60 Minutes Competency based interview

Please note – Applications must be submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

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