Regulatory compliance officer

Regulatory compliance officer

“The regulatory compliance officer performs regulatory services functions and supports compliance activities”

Well designed and enforced regulation plays a vital role in improving the way markets work for the benefit of business, employees and citizens, supporting sustainable growth, trade and investment, and improved social and environmental outcomes. Both the public and private sectors require compliance officers. In the public sphere as a regulatory compliance officer, you may work within local authorities such as environmental health, fire safety, licensing or trading standards, or central government agencies such as the Food Standards Agency or the Health and Safety Executive. In private organisations, you’ll support compliance activities and liaise with regulators, as well as monitor and oversee to the wider supply chain to ensure product and process quality and safety. You’ll assess compliance with laws and standards, work with organisations to achieve compliance, conduct risk assessments, compile reports following inspections or audits, and deal with and investigate complaints.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: GCSEs in English and maths, or equivalent qualifications or experience, most likely in a relevant sector or environment, with a focus on risk and compliance

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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