Interim Head of Risk & Compliance - Global Real Estate Business

Michael Page
£500 - £750 per day
24 Jan 2022
07 Feb 2022
JN -012022-4571153
Rebecca Scuffam
Employer Sector
Construction & Property
Contract Type
Contract, Temporary
Full Time

Reporting into the CFO; embedding the Risk & Compliance function and culture during critical period of growth, whilst also being an expert advisor to the Board.

Client Details

Our client is a global leader in the investment, and development management, of student accommodation. Our client has an extremely strong portfolio of properties. With over £5billion assets under management, our client operates across 9 countries and 65 cities globally.

Our client has a plan to grow their AUM to triple it's current size, with significant investor demand and investor interest, this business has sizeable growth plans and are looking for a strong Interim Head of Risk & Compliance to support them on the journey.


  • Leading the risk & compliance function whilst managing the Risk & Compliance Advisor
  • Ongoing application of the compliance monitoring programmes for the funds under management
  • Ongoing monitoring of data protection framework
  • Lead and implement the Risk Management plan and strategy, and communicate expectations and obligations up to board level
  • Maintain a comprehensive suite of KYC documents for all business and fund vehicles, with the support of the Risk and Compliance Advisor
  • Review management agreements and JV agreements
  • Management and ownership of forming and establishing corporate vehicles in line with tax advice for fund vehicles


  • Real Estate and investment management experience internationally
  • Track record of running a Risk and Compliance function and supporting board and management committees in their efficient operation in a fast-paced growing organisation
  • Consistent record of defining and implementing risk management principles, frameworks and processes to help prioritise and define business mitigation strategies.
  • Experience of business organisational change and its importance to the success of risk and compliance initiatives.
  • Experience of working directly with and building relationships with internal and external senior stakeholders and external business partners
  • Experience in student accommodation or hospitality sector would be desirable

Job Offer

  • Opportunity to lead a complex, listed global property business
  • Potential for this role to become a permanent appointment
  • Exciting role with a company experiencing significant transformation
  • Both day rates and FTC options can be considered
  • London based role (3-4 days in office ideally)