Surveillance Associate

  • Competitive
  • Manchester, England, United Kingdom Manchester England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • RBS
  • 21 Sep 18 2018-09-21

See job description for details

The Business
We're looking for a Surveillance Associate to join NatWest Markets in Manchester

  • You'll play a vital role in maintaining and improving the compliance control environment across NatWest Markets
  • Part of a cohesive team, you'll enjoy a collaborative working environment as well as taking personal ownership for consistent delivery
  • You'll have the opportunity to develop your subject matter expertise in surveillance and trading, creating valuable progression opportunities
  • Driving continuous improvement, you'll help to develop our people and systems
  • This role is available at associate level

What you'll do

You'll work within the trade surveillance team, monitoring trading activity for market abuse and other compliance breaches. You'll be a point of escalation and expertise for more junior members of the team, analysing and pursuing cases of potential misconduct.

We'll look to you to ensure that surveillance is carried out effectively and efficiently, and drive innovation and change. You'll also contribute to projects involving a range of senior stakeholders.

As well as this, your responsibilities will include:
  • Liaising with senior stakeholders on surveillance cases, as well as systems and controls
  • Providing expertise on compliance matters, particularly market abuse
  • Continually building and maintain your knowledge of surveillance and trading
  • Contributing to projects by developing MI, organising and running governance meetings and refining scenarios

The skills you'll need

We're looking for someone with an understanding of financial markets, particularly in the context of conduct issues. You'll work effectively both individually and as part of a team, and you'll have experience working with trading data.

You'll also demonstrate:
  • Experience analysing trade data
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in writing
  • An good understanding of trading and sales, and some understanding of compliance and market abuse
  • The enthusiasm to learn and continually develop your knowledge

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary and you'll also join our retirement savings plan. You can also choose from a selection of protection, healthcare or lifestyle extras from RBSelect, our fully flexible reward programme.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we'll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more .

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you'll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit check, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.