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Dean Helm

Associate Director

As Associate Director and Executive Recruiter, Dean is a highly connected recruitment consultant and a consummate professional, with a track record of placements and key relationships at the highest level.

  • Key skills - discreet consultancy and management of the executive job search
  • Senior candidate consultancy, support and advice
  • Talent sourcing, consultancy and identification; employer support and recruitment process management
  • Key account oversight and service provision

'Following my first career within banking, I found my move into a professional recruitment environment allowed me to concentrate on the role I enjoy - working with people - and to further develop the business networks and relationships I have enjoyed throughout my career to the benefit of our candidates and employers. 

I thrive on building long-term, genuine business relationships and delivering exceptional service and results for those I support.'  


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Internal Auditor, Permanent, Isle of Man

Accountancy, Actuarial & Tax, Banking, Funds & Wealth Management
Executive Appointments

Internal Auditor required to join a global wealth management group to support their Head of Internal Audit on the Isle of Man in a permanent capacity.

The Role…
To execute the audit process effectively within relevant stakeholder environments by demonstrating a clear understanding to independently and objectively provide assurance and advice that enables client centric risk management
Build strong relationships with relevant internal stakeholders to understand the business and enable the assurance process.
Contribute to the assessment of risk culture in audit projects.
Contribute to assessing and identifying practices in the scope of audit projects which negatively impact client experience and raise recommendations to improve client experience.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of a risk assessment on all areas of risk origination and risk management of the product or business area responsible for, covering all the risk types to inform audit planning and reporting.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of a risk-based, resourced, and relevant assurance plan for the product or business area responsible for.

About you…
ACA/ACCA qualified accounting professional with a
Recent experience within audit
Excellent stakeholder experience

The Reward…
Competitive salary

Management Information Analyst (Qualified Accountant), Permanent Job, Isle of Man

Accountancy, Actuarial & Tax
Mid Senior Level
We have a brilliant opportunity to join a leading financial services group as their Management Information Analyst. This position will collaborate and support performance and decision support processes, while maintaining a robust analysis framework.

The Role...

Your core responsibilities will include:

Preparing management reports including relevant variance and commentary including product, segment, group and other board/governance reports including legal entity committees

Supporting the annual budget/shape and quarterly review processes

Providing input into the reconciliation of MI results with statutory view

About You...

You will need:

Accounting (ACCA/ACA) qualifications are essential, with a relevant Finance Degree being advantageous

Proven prior experience in financial information reporting and business performance management, analytics and business advisory

Recent experience within audit

The Reward...

Competitive salary with benefits package

Central Douglas located office

New Business Coordinator, Permanent, Isle of Man

Mid Senior Level
We have a brilliant opportunity to join a leading Corporate and Trust Service Provider, as a New Business Coordinator / Executive. The role holder will assist the Business Development Team and ensure that assigned duties are carried out accurately and efficiently.

The Role...

Your core responsibilities will include:

Identifying and developing new business opportunities in order to further opportunities and new relationships in various markets

Assisting with maintaining and developing new relationships with international new business introducers, while seeking opportunities to do more for existing clients and to develop relationships with new prospective clients and their advisors

Ensuring compliance with all regulatory and legal obligations associated with the onboarding process, promoting adherence to policies and procedure at all times

About You...

You will need:

Extensive prior experience within a similar role, within Corporate Services
Exposure to the various area of the CSP world namely yachting, aviation, gaming, property investment and trust structures
Strategic thinking skills – accustomed to thinking through processes and procedures
The ability to travel once you understand the business
Dynamic, outgoing with the ability to work to tight deadlines

The Reward...

Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits, including on-site pool, hot tub and sauna, travel insurance scheme, private healthcare and many more!

Central Douglas Location

Financial Crime Officer, Permanent, Isle of Man

Legal, Risk & Compliance
Executive Appointments

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Financial Crime Officer to join a leading provider of insurance-based corporate solutions. This role you will support the requirements of the Financial Crime team and the Risk function and may be expected to act as Deputy Money Laundering Officer

The Role...

Reporting to the Money Laundering Reporting officer, the core responsibilities will include:

Acting as a Subject Matter Expert in relation to financial crime activities

Assisting the MLRO in assessing, setting and documenting the risk-based approach to the management and control of financial crime risks across all the companies businesses and communicating this to key business stakeholders

Helping to ensure that the companies risk appetite to financial crime risk is met

Maintains technical knowledge of all systems to ensure that key risks are identified in any strategy solutions and QINTL initiatives

About You...

You will need:

Hold or working towards a formal qualification in Compliance and/or Financial Crime

Experience in a financial crime role within the finance sector

Strong understanding of the financial crime field across industry, with good technical knowledge of Compliance, Regulatory, and Legislative requirements, predominantly from Isle of Man, UK, EU & Singapore perspectives

Good understanding of business strategy through programmes of work over both short and long term cycles; and an understanding of distribution channels

Good influencing skills and an ability to coach, facilitate and influence up to Managerial level

The Reward...

Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits package!

Compliance Manager, Permanent, Isle of Man

Legal, Risk & Compliance
Executive Appointments
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Compliance Manager to join the finance team of a global life assurance company. This is a leading and proactive role, responsible for the effective functioning of the Group Compliance Department and working with colleagues across the company to support and promote compliant practices, behaviours and culture on a continuing basis.

The Role...

The role will hold controlled function responsibilities and will be required to uphold the requirements and objectives of fitness and propriety as outlined by the Group Policy Framework

Your core responsibilities will include:

Management and co-ordination of the day-to-day activities of the Compliance Department, in line with overarching policy objectives

Development and delivery of an adequate and effective compliance monitoring programme which is co-ordinated with third line assurance service provision in order to maximise business value

Maintaining oversight of regulatory submission obligations throughout the course of the financial year ensuring regulatory obligations, timings and deadlines are fully met

About You...

You will need:

Extensive experience in a senior compliance role and a

Proven track record in managing staff

Hold or working towards a relevant professional qualification

Valid and valuable experience within the life industry

Substantive knowledge and understanding of sector specific legal and regulatory frameworks

Good understanding of the existing data protection legislation and the implications of GDPR with the capacity to oversee the design and implementation of adequate and appropriate governance arrangements

An understanding of and the ability to uphold the principles of ethics and integrity

The Reward...

Competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package including, a group pension, death in service, annual bonus scheme, an on-site gym and more!

Enterprise Support Engineer, Permanent, Isle of Man

Information Technology
Mid Senior Level
We have an exciting new opportunity to join a highly regarded telecommunications company as their Enterprise Support Engineer. This role would part of a team across the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, responsible for the operational delivery of their portfolio of enterprise managed services, including but not limited to manage networks, managed firewalls, managed operating system, and various managed cloud services.

The Role...

Your core responsibilities will include:

Incident & Problem Management – operating as a second line support engineer, identifying and resolving faults across the managed services portfolio

Request Fulfilment – carry out customer requests for changes to managed devices across the managed services portfolio

Operations and Maintenance – contribute towards achieving the SOC overall objectives and KPIs, such as network/service reliability metrics, including service level agreements, mean time to repair, alarm recovery, and system availability

Projects – participate as a project resource where necessary. Example projects include new tooling, enhancements to existing tools, systems migrations and more

The role is Mon-Fri working between 07:00 and 18:00, sharing an early/late pattern with other Enterprise Support Engineers. E.g. 07:00-15:30 or 09:30-18:00.

You will also be part of the callout rota in order to provide out of hours cover that includes nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

About You...

You will need:

To hold a satisfactory Basic Police Disclosure

CCNA or comparable network related certification, or the ability to gain such in the short term.

Some experience of working with IP routing and switching environments.

Experience of Managed Service Provider environments, ideally with Networks and/or Firewalls or cloud services is advantageous

Experience of Operating systems support (Windows Server, Windows 10/11, CentOS, Ubuntu etc) Active Directory, DHCP, DNS is advantageous

The Reward...

Competitive salary with a full company benefits package including, optional defined contribution pension scheme, free healthcare scheme for self (and preferential rates for partner and dependent children) and more!

Head, Enterprise Architect, Permanent, Isle of Man

Banking, Funds & Wealth Management
Executive Appointments
We are looking for a committed individual to join our client, an international bank, on a permanent basis as the Head Enterprise Architect.

The Role…
You will define enterprise architecture to meet business, regulatory, legal and policy requirements, whilst simplifying the overall technology and application landscape. Duties will include:
Develop technology roadmap, outlining how an aligned investment in the various technology components will support the realisation of technology strategy, focusing on local client interactions
Ensure group standards are aligned
Access and analyse business direction and objectives so as to present architectural recommendations that are in line with the technology strategic vision through engagement with key stakeholders
Advocate new ways of work in the development and system development life cycle
Understand the business to identify areas of critical business need and risk priority

About You…
You will have a thorough understanding and experience within:
Significant experience as architect in the complete information system life cycle- with specific experience in Architecture/Solution design delivery in large domestic or global institutions
Experience in defining conceptual, logical and physical architectures and data models- Strong analytical and complex problem solving skills- Familiar with TOGAF, Zachman, Bredemeyer and other EA frameworks
Ability to deal with all levels of the business and technology organisations.
Experience working with cross-functional teams fostering collaboration and team work
Experience in engaging with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including senior executives
Proven ability to work effectively as both a team leader and as a member of a small team of technical staff working in an agile development environment
A sound knowledge of major open standards in the IT field
In-depth experience in full lifecycle design and development
Experience of app development & data base methodologies, programming languages, data base concepts, data storage, retrieval techniques & warehousing patterns, high performance computing, middleware paradigms & usage to enable event based & application architectures, architecture quality control, tools, data and process modelling to provide application integration and application building expertise and advice on design standards

The Reward…
The successful applicant will get:
A full time, permanent contract
Competitive salary and benefits package
Central Douglas working location

Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Permanent, Isle of Man

Banking, Funds & Wealth Management, Fiduciaries, Legal, Risk & Compliance
Executive Appointments
Money Laundering Reporting Officer required to join a global Wealth Management Group on a permanent basis on the Isle of Man.

The Role...
To support and guide the Isle of Man business on the implementation of the Group Financial Crime Compliance Policies, you will also:
Guide business in identifying and analysing all Money Laundering, Sanctions, Terror Financing, Bribery and Corruption and Facilitation of Tax Evasion risks within the bank and its processes and the development of remedial actions.
Facilitate Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT), Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and Prevention of Facilitation of Tax Evasion (PFTE) risk assessments with a view of understanding the key threats and devising controls to mitigate the same.
Steer business initiatives through identification of Financial Crime Compliance deficiencies and guiding business in determining appropriate remedial action plans across Client Segments and Client Solutions within the Isle of Man.
Provide input and support to the Head of Compliance within Isle of Man and Head of AML to ensure high quality reporting and assurance to the relevant Boards, Executive Management, Audit Committees, the Regulator and other relevant forums.

About You...
Extensive experience as a senior MLRO within the banking or financial industry, you will also need experience in:
FCC frameworks
Risk assessments and risk-based approach to compliance
Strategic planning and operationalisation
Banking Products, Processes, Systems and Data
Have a proven track record in influencing seasoned leaders and employees within a specific country and business areas to effectively implement compliance frameworks.

The Reward...
Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package

Solutions Architect

Information Technology
Executive Appointments
Solutions Architect required to join an International Life Group based on the Isle of Man in a permanent capacity. You will provide quality systems solutions and participate in multiple projects within the overall client project portfolio. To design, implement and maintain highly available in-house information systems that support core organisational functions.

The Role…
Work collaboratively with project teams and members of the business to deliver solutions that meet business needs.
Interact with internal as well as external stakeholders including business and IT executives, strategy, program, and project managers / PMO, BU, segment and function architects, security & compliance, portfolio management as well as vendors.
Prepare solution design documents, presentations and other materials using established formats and standard software & templates, and by obtaining guidance from the wider architecture team.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of IT architecture, standards, and practices by maintaining an understanding of current and future technology developments.
Learn and understand our strategy and then, working with the wider architecture team, help to shape future strategy.
Understand and evaluate multiple platforms, software packages and custom components to design the solution.
Working with the wider Group architecture team to help shape future strategy, wherever required.
Help identify business improvement opportunities that can be better aligned and/or operated.
Participate in mastering business standardization across the segment / function whenever possible, leveraging available and necessary enablers (Activity Framework, Process Framework, Logistics, high-level configuration/organisation design).
Ensure proper documentation of the as-is and to-be architecture.
Monitor market trends to identify innovation opportunities and propose best of breed solutions that bring value to the business.
Promote the defined principles, models, standards, guidelines and plans to both business and IT stakeholders and provide information, advice, guidance, and consulting to the local and global IT community.

About you…
Excellent stakeholder management experience, ability to understand stakeholder issues and provide solutions to become a trusted advisor to the respective business area.
Experience in a similar Architectural Solutions position
Excellent communication skills to be able to talk to technical teams, business teams, other architects, and senior stakeholders
An understanding of business needs as well as technical, with an ability to provide insights and advice on business impact as well as technological.
Proven record of involvement with the delivery of several projects and IT systems.
Good understanding of IT system delivery, selection, and implementation.
Insights into existing technologies, products, and vendors.
Stakeholder management experience, ability to understand stakeholder issues and provide solutions.
Good understanding of risk, issue, and change management.

The Reward…
Highly competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits
Flexible working environment

Business Development Manager- Investments, Permanent Job, Isle of Man

Banking, Funds & Wealth Management, Marketing & Business Development
Executive Appointments
We’re looking for an ambitious, self-motivated, business development manager to be part of our clients investment business development team. The successful candidate will play a proactive part in assisting to develop a culture of focused business development in the team.

The Role...

You will work with the relationship manager to ensure client relationships are established, maintained and retained with excellence, and:

Generate new business projects and initiatives, constantly thinking of new innovative ideas for increasing sales
Attend regular meetings on all areas of sales
Play a leading role in the discretionary business development strategy
Provide investment proposals to new and existing clients using risk profiler

About You...

You will have a proven track record and experience of successful business development, within an investment business ideally, and an existing network of professional contacts in the financial advisory and fiduciary sectors. Alongside this you will have:

Strong client relationship and business development skills
Strong knowledge of financial services industry and global markets
Knowledge of trust and corporate structures
Professional qualifications desirable – IOM FSA investment advice

The Reward...

You will receive a competitive salary and:

Central Douglas working location
Benefits including private healthcare, life insurance, pension scheme, volunteering opportunities & training and development
Full time, permanent contract

Specialist, Compliance Monitoring, Permanent, Isle of Man

Legal, Risk & Compliance
Mid Senior Level
Our client, a leading financial services group and innovative player on the global stage, are looking for a compliance monitoring specialist to complete high quality reviews from planning to reporting and contribute to the global implementation of the group compliance monitoring methodology and processes.

The Role...
You will contribute to the development of risk based compliance monitoring plans to ensure coverage of key compliance risks across the group, and:
Deliver high quality reports regarding compliance risks that have been identified through compliance monitoring reviews and provide recommendations on sustainable remediation programmes
Escalate significant compliance risks in order to report significant compliance risks identified through compliance monitoring reviews to governance committees, group compliance and regions governance forums
Implement the annual risk based compliance monitoring plan which strategically covers key compliance risk exposure across the group in line with governance compliance monitoring methodology

About You...
You will have experience in compliance monitoring, auditing or risk management within financial services, and:
Experience in leading a team of risk and compliance specialist and work with business unit heads to deliver on risk mitigation
Wealth corporate and business banking experience
Overall experience within the corporate and investment banking sector with an understanding of how the business and products are structured and operate

The Reward...
You will receive a full time, permanent contract
Competitive salary and benefits package
Excellent working environment

Professional Services Engineer - Network and Security, Permanent, Isle of Man

Information Technology
Mid Senior Level
We’re looking for an individual with a broad technical background who has a strong working knowledge across LAN/WAN/WLAN technologies, to join our client, a telecommunications provider on a permanent basis.

The Role…
In this hands on role you will implement technical solutions whilst also building relationships with clients and demonstrating a high level of customer service. Responsibilities will include:
Ensure the successful delivery of enterprise customer solutions that meet required outcomes and standards
Document, package, and deliver solutions adhering to appropriate operational/maintenance and provisioning procedures
Communicate clearly to customers the service deliverable, delivery plan and ongoing progress with the assigned project manager
Ensure that services/projects are documented and delivered effectively
Record and store customer meeting notes
Identify risk areas and communicate to team

About You…
You will have proven experience implementing and supporting Cisco networking solutions, and:
Excellent Cisco CCNA routing and switching skills, CCNP is preferred
A proven experience of implementing and supporting solutions based upon: Cisco Switching, Cisco and Meraki Wireless, Cisco Routing
Passionate commitment to technology, quality and success
High levels of accuracy and excellent time management
Experience of managing client relationships with confidence and presence to successfully discuss and advise customers

The Reward…
You will receive a full time, permanent contract alongside:
Excellent working environment
Competitive salary
37.5 hour working week