Compliance Officer

  • 16/02/2021
  • Part Time
  • Office based/remote working
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Tucked away in the heart of Leicester, there’s a business challenging the market and changing attitudes towards death. By facilitating the creation of 1 million death wishes.


This is Dead Happy. This is Life Insurance. Redesigned. 


One of their favourite quotes is “Suits don’t make you smart”. This sums Dead Happy up pretty well. 


So, what will you be a part of? 


“World Domination” according to Phil, the co-founder. The belief is clear to see. 

The first stop is 1 million Deathwishes. You’ll play a huge part in this. 

These are not a desire for self-annihilation, they’re simply a way of allowing their customers to express what they would like to happen when they die. This could be anything from paying off your mortgage, through to funding a wake in Ibiza for their pals. 

Start Up life isn’t for everyone and Dead Happy are no different. We totally get that. 



  • Support delivery of a culture that embraces Compliance throughout the business.
  • Preparing and reviewing business compliance KPIs 
  • Reviewing and signing off literature against the firms’ services and FCA Financial Promotions rules 
  • Performing regular reviews and updating of financial services policies and processes in line with relevant legislation. 
  • Monitoring compliance with monthly and annual accounting reporting including monthly checklist and Quarterly Board Reports 
  • Maintaining a register of issues for consideration by firm management which highlights main risk areas in this area of compliance 
  • Supporting the Team to develop and deliver training on key areas by the identification of generic issues or new regulations 
  • Develop and implement the Annual compliance plan
  • Ensure the business practices are compliant with ICO requirements. 
  • Conduct audits and reviews to ensure execution of compliance standards 
  •  Conduct audits and reviews to ensure execution of compliance standards 
  • Produce detailed reports with recommendations based on findings during audits
  • Communicate with insurers and address any concerns they have about compliance matters
  • Proactively research to find root cause of compliance issues 
  • Keep up to date with, and understand, relevant laws and regulations
  • Assist with the timely preparation and submission of reports and other fillings by companies to relevant regulatory authorities and bodies
  • Investigate irregularities and non compliance issues in the company and advise for swift action



  • Experience of developing a strong control environment within the financial services sector 
  • Have the ability to report with clarity on the issues identified and actions needed to resolve those issues. 
  • Be able to make clear assessments on the priority and importance of reporting 
  • Have a solid working knowledge of COBS, ICOBS and MCOBS. 



  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong Organisational skills 
  • Proven ability to work on your own initiative
  • A can do attitude
  • Personable with the proven ability to build strong working relationships  


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