Compliance Assistant – Edinburgh Sales

Edinburgh Sales are looking for a Compliance Assistant to join the team.


Job Title: Compliance Assistant  

Location: Edinburgh office

Department: Edinburgh Sales

Reports to:  Associate Director

Direct Reports: None






Purpose of the Role

You work in collaboration with your colleagues in the Edinburgh Sales Team and provide them expert support on Anti Money Laundering (AML) Regulations. You are responsible for carrying out all home buyer KYC and KYCB checks, working closely with your colleagues in the Sales Team, the Risk & Compliance Manager, and external professional contacts (e.g., solicitors, IFAs) to enable this. You will also support the sales team to complete home seller KYC and KYCB checks as required.

You use your strong verbal and written communication skills to build positive relationships with professional contacts, our clients, and customers, guiding them as required to ensure the appropriate documentation is received to meet HMRC regulations. You understand the importance of positive, long term professional contacts and client relationships and take an approach that ensures these are nurtured and developed.

You are proactive at keeping up to date with changing regulatory requirements. You can take complex regulatory information and communicate it clearly and simply to non-expert colleagues. You continually look for opportunities to improve AML processes, to further enhance customer experience and employee experience and efficiencies. You can manage your own workload, work under pressure effectively and to deadlines.

You work closely with the Risk & Compliance Manager to ensure your own work consistently meets our internal AML audit standards, in line with HMRC requirements. You support the Rick & Compliance Manager as required to design, implement, and review new AML policies and procedures and to provide support for AML related activities across the wider company.

Key Responsibilities

•  Responsible for completing KYC and KYCB checks for all home buyers in line with internal policy and procedures, including completion of risk assessments and collation of supporting documentation

•  Responsible for supporting the completion of KYC and KYCB for home sellers as required, in line with internal policy and procedures

•  Responsible for ensuring accuracy of all your own data input and record keeping into the database (Reapit), enabling the accuracy of management information reporting and the audit process

•  Identifying high-risk cases and patterns and determine the appropriate risk rating and proof and sources of funds as relevant

•  Support the Risk & Compliance Manager by providing expert AML guidance to them Edinburgh Sales team

• Communicate directly with clients, customers and professional contacts as required to ensure required KYC and KYCB documentation is received

•  Escalate complex cases to the Risk & Compliance Manager for support and advice

•  Manage own workload effectively and offer pro-active improvement suggestions


Key Requirements




Education and Qualifications


• Degree educated in a relevant discipline or an AML related qualification

Experience and

Technical skills

• Expert knowledge of AML regulations and KYC / KYCB

• Experience gained in an Anti-money laundering or client due diligence team, ideally within a financial services or property related environment

• Experience gained in a client facing role

• PC skills in Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

•Strong data analysis skills and ability to interpret data and produce reporting


• Knowledge of the residential sales processes within the Scottish market








• Customer focused

• Organisational ability


• Problem solving

• Working collaboratively

• Effective communicator

• Effective under pressure




How to Apply:

Please send a CV and Cover letter to: