ViiV UK Compliance Manager

Brentford, London
Competitive + benefits
14 Jul 2022
13 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Why ViiV Healthcare?

ViiV Healthcare is a global specialist HIV company combining the HIV expertise of GSK, Pfizer, and Shionogi. We have a broad portfolio of antiretroviral medicines, an industry-leading pipeline, and several first-of-their-kind programmes to improve access to medicines and support novel on-the-ground community initiatives.

ViiV Healthcare’s global HQ is based in the offices of GSK, its largest shareholder, in Brentford, London. It has established a presence in 16 countries and works closely with GSK to distribute HIV medicines elsewhere in the world. We are uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of advancing HIV treatment and care because we are the only pharmaceutical company that is 100% focused on HIV. 

Through our focus on patient-centred innovation we have developed a strong portfolio of medicines that are advancing treatment and care for people living with HIV around the world. Our broad product portfolio includes a range of therapeutic options throughout the treatment spectrum. The primary focus is on the growth portfolio namely dolutegravir and cabotegravir based regimens as well as a small number of newly acquired assets.

The portfolio includes Tivicay®, Triumeq®, Juluca® and Dovato® as well as medicines due to be launched in the near future cabotegravir/rilpivirine, fostemsavir, Maturation Inhibitors and other novel agents which are early in the development pipeline.


Job Purpose

This role is responsible for leading all ViiV UK compliance related activities supporting all elements of the ViiV Internal Control Framework (ICF) (e.g., written standards, oversight, education & training, monitoring, communications, and investigations) and to influence the business to effectively manage risk, improve internal controls, develop compliant business solutions, and support a strong compliance culture.

The role will also need to understand the business strategy and proactively advise the business of associated risk and risk mitigation options.

The position will involve working closely with all ViiV UK Team members, the EU Compliance Director and EU team, aligned GSK Legal & Compliance and A&A.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective implementation of an ethics and compliance program within the business to prevent, detect and accurate violations of company policy, supporting the business to Do The Right Thing. Promote transparency and comfort within the business to Speak Up. Drive accountability for greater business transparency, compliance, ethical decision making and a robust governance framework which reinforces trust in ViiV from customers, business partners and patients.
  • As the risk management process owner locally, ensure that the ViiV UK LOC has an effective risk management and compliance strategy in line with the ViiV Internal Control Framework (ICF) and/or any Global/Above Country Compliance initiatives. This includes driving a risk-based Management Monitoring plan.
  • Drive the development of the Risk Management and Compliance Board (RMCB) agenda and ensure appropriate visibility and mitigation of significant compliance-related issues.
  • Provide advice on the interpretation and application of Privacy framework and be the point of contact for all business queries relating to the use of personal information, collaborating closely with the Country Privacy Advisor where appropriate.
  • Provide advice on the interpretation and application of ViiV-wide written standards and ensure that the development, review, and implementation of Corporate and LOC-specific policies is done effectively within the LOC.
  • Contribute to the development of the communication and training strategy of the ViiV LOC team; be responsible for the implementation of ViiV Healthcare Compliance training and communication as required within the LOC.
  • In partnership with Independent Business Monitoring and Audit & Assurance, ensure that monitoring and auditing processes are capable of detecting significant instances or patterns of illegal or unethical conduct by employees or agents.
  • Partner with the Corporate Investigations Team, Legal, and HR where needed to ensure that reported concerns are promptly and thoroughly investigated, with suitable corrective or remediation action and discipline when appropriate.
  • Advise the ViiV Europe Compliance Director of significant issues taking place within designated business units for possible further escalation to the EU RMCB.
  • Be the subject matter expert for the Third-Party Risk Management process at a ViiV above-country level and take opportunities to support other above-country projects as vital.


Minimum Level of Job-Related Experience Required

  • Track record of reliance, accountability, and improved business partnering.
  • Master’s degree and/or other Compliance Qualifications
  • Knowledge of standards that impact a global pharmaceutical company, including Privacy
  • Demonstrated significant ethics and compliance and/or internal control experience in a global pharmaceutical, related healthcare organization, or consultancy firm supporting healthcare clients. Ethics and/or Compliance certifications will be valuable considered (e.g., LPEC).
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a matrixed organization
  • Track record of reliance, accountability, and improved business partnering.
  • Strong problem-solving skills that are pragmatic and reflect a strong understanding of the business and the ability to differentiate between significant and less significant risks.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and trust.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence individuals to Do the Right Thing.
  • Strong learning agility to acquire and build knowledge.

Why is this Level of Experience Required?

  • To demonstrate proficiency in assessing the adequacy of key risk framework elements for the LOC.
  • Leading Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC) or similar qualification



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