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Senior Managers' and Certification Regime Consultant - Kirkstall, Leeds, United Kingdom,

Senior Managers' and Certification Regime Consultant


Fixed Term


Full Time - 37.5 hours

A bit about us

Bupa is one of the most well-known and respected healthcare businesses in the world, because what we do matters. From our contact centres to our care homes; health and dental centres to our state of the art hospitals across all four corners of the globe, every part of our operations are dedicated to our purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We pride ourselves on working with brilliant people who put our customers at the heart of everything they do.

About the area you'll be working in

From Finance and IT, to Marketing and People (HR) our support functions are the backbone of our UK operations. We may not deal directly with our customers, but we play an absolutely vital role in making sure that our customer-facing teams get all the support they need to deliver the very best service.

What you'll be doing

In this role, you will support the SMCR Manager in the implementation and ongoing operational delivery of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) across Bupa and ensure regulatory requirements are satisfied across the whole employee life cycle. You will ensure the SMCR team adhere to SMCR regulations and supporting policies, processes and communications are in place to successfully embed SMCR requirements. You will also act as Subject Matter Expert and provide 'expert' consultancy across the SMCR Team and People Function providing advice and support. They will oversee all Fit and Proper reviews, includin pre-employment and in life checks completed and monitored in the SMCR team.

What's a typical day?

A typical day will require you to proactively manage and deliver the SMCR Team activities required to ensure Bupa UK is compliant with the PRA/FCA Senior Manager & Certification Regime (SMCR). You'll provide SMCR subject matter expertise across all employment lifecycle stages by acting as a central support point for the SMCR and People Team and effectively oversee the background and annual screening process for candidates/ employees to ensure this delivers candidates/employees who are 'Fit and Proper' within the FCA/PRA SMCR regime. You will be required to manage the notification process (where individual's declare an event that could impact on their 'fit and proper' status) involving the SMCR Manager as required to agree whether this requires notification to relevant colleagues e.g. Compliance, Senior Managers, Accountabilities Forum and also maintain industry knowledge of FCA/PRA regulations and make recommendations / take action on any changes impacting Bupa.

Who we're looking for?

  • Upskill of the SMCR Advisers to undertake processes required in respect of SMCR
  • Implementation of revised Fit and Proper checks for Senior Manager Functions (SMF) and Certified Regime colleagues.
  • Operationalisation of the Conduct Rules investigation process.
  • Experience of implementation of SMCR policies, processes and regulatory requirements
  • Experience of supporting a business in the implementation phase of SMCR
  • Experience of the operational delivery of SMCR
  • Understanding of relevant employment legislation and the regulatory environment
  • Experience of working with FCA/PRA and the impacts on the end to end People policies/processes
  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure and build effective relationships with managers/stakeholders

Though we're looking for the above, if you feel you have the necessary experience, we'd still like to hear from you.

What's it like to work here?

As you'll already know, we want people to 'love working here', so much so that's it's at the top of our agenda and something you'll hear a lot about here at Bupa. We offer our people a great range of benefits, many of which are flexible and can be tailored to suit what's most important to you. We're a healthcare company so there's a huge focus on our people's health and wellbeing, supported by a healthy work-life balance and workplaces which are friendly, appealing spaces to support you to be at your best.


We're driven by one purpose, helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and that that means our people too. As a Bupa employee you'll be entitled to some fantastic benefits which include 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days as your length of service increases, the option to buy and sell holiday, an enhanced pension plan, life assurance and income protection. You'll join our annual bonus scheme, amount variable dependent upon your role and performance. Looking after your health is important to us and you can benefit from our health trust scheme where all our people have the option of taking our market-leading medical insurance cover, which includes mental health support and treatment, at a greatly reduced price as well as a free health assessment every 2 year. Your health and wellbeing matter to us and we provide lots of family friendly policies too. You can keep fit at our free onsite gyms (local gym discounts where no onsite gym). We will support you to get to work, offering a season ticket loan to spread the cost of an annual train/bus ticket as well as our cycle to work scheme.

We're an inclusive organisation that celebrates diversity and welcomes everyone - all talents and backgrounds. Bupa strives to make sure that every applicant is assessed solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.