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HR Advisor - SM&CR - Insurance - 4 month FTC

The role

Market leading specialty insurer are currently looking to hire a HR Advisor/SM&CR expert having worked within a HR function.

This role is responsible for promoting, monitoring and communicating SMCR requirements, annual certification, and FCA directory requirements across the UK business and stakeholders.

The HR Advisor-SMCR works directly with HR and Compliance to drive and deliver the Senior Manager & Certification Programme, including annual certification and the FCA directory. The HR Advisor-SMCR lead will also partner with HR and Compliance to identify and implement, process improvements and policy enhancements that deliver on regulatory responsibilities.


  • Support the creation and maintenance of relevant HR SMCR policies.
  • Work closely with Compliance Department on SMCR matters such as conduct rules and to develop training
  • Support SMCR processes across the employee lifecycle from onboarding through to exit/handover
  • Coordinating relevant SMCR documentation (role profiles, SoRs, handover documents, training plans etc.)
  • Changes to Statement of Responsibilities
  • Notice of ceasing to perform a Senior Manager function
  • Annual conduct rule return submissions
  • Coordinate the annual Certification process, including collating documentation and submitting information onto the FCA Directory
  • Ensure accurate records in HRIS system
  • Ensure all SMCR record-keeping is kept up to date including in the HR systems.
  • Keep up to date on the team-wide analysis provided on regulatory requirements re: SMCR and ensure any impacts on the Certification Regime are implemented in a proactive manner
  • Work closely with Compliance Department on SMCR matters such as conduct rules and to develop training
  • Support the HR team with broader HR admin to include starters and leavers' process, audit reports, preparation of letters and references etc
  • Provide appropriate level of advice and guidance to affected employees and managers, including supporting SMFs to understand regulatory requirements and answering queries as required
  • Support the HR team with administrative work as and when required, including preparing letters, references, record-keeping, updating org charts, new joiner administration and leaver documentation and data input
  • Maintain awareness of compliance and regulatory changes as it relates to policy, practices and employee base

Skills and experience

  • Ideally a general knowledge of SMCR and the ability to work confidently with senior management, challenging where necessary with regards to regulation
  • Broad technical HR knowledge of employment legislation and practice
  • Understanding of both internal business drivers and industry dynamics
  • Experience managing SMCR set-up/implementation or managing other regulatory or HR projects within a financial services environment a plus
  • Part qualified CIPD/SPHR (or similar) or working towards CIPD/SPHR qualification would be beneficial
  • Experience of contributing and delivering to project objectives

HR Advisor - SM&CR - Insurance - 4 month FTC

London, UK
Full time
General Insurance
Competitive package

Published on 09/07/2021

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