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Compliance Advisor, Ed-UK

About us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Education Division provides books and resources across Primary, Secondary, Trade and Children's markets, both for the UK and for customers around the world. We are passionately committed to our mission to educate and inspire young people.

About the role

The EdUK Compliance Team are responsible for ensuring that all departments operate ethically, and that all of its staff and businesses adhere to OUP’s Code of Conduct and Ethical Policies.

This role will be responsible for maintaining a robust third party compliance control programme within EdUK. It will require identifying internal and external policy changes that could impact the business. This role will manage business partner risk assessments and due diligence requirements, as well as assisting with the implementation, monitoring and review of the EdUK Compliance program.

 Responsibilities will include to: 

  • Design and implement appropriate and proportionate the third party management systems and procedures, taking into consideration local context and Group Policies.
  • Understand the types of business partners OUP deals with and their associated risks to ensure that due diligence is conducted at the appropriate level.
  • Provide effective communication to business partners to ensure that they understand OUP’s ethical standards and practices.
  • Ensure mechanisms are in place to identify both internal and external changes in the global regulatory requirements for anti-bribery and corruption.
  • Embed the third party management system within the business and maintain an up to date understanding of the needs of the business in relation to third party management.
  • Build effective communication channels within the business and with key stakeholders to ensure that employees’ ethical understanding aligns with the Compliance Strategy.
  • Maintain third party documentation, ensuring timely updating of relevant information and periodic revalidation of the same.
  • Support the Compliance Manager with ad-hoc projects and investigations.

About you

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Experience with Compliance preferred (professional qualification or compliance-related qualification).
  • Good understanding of bribery and fraud risks, and the types of processes/controls used to mitigate those risks.
  • Experience in handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent verbal, influencing, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organised approach and efficiency with change management experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently within a collaborative team environment.
  • Broad knowledge of corporate processes, systems and organizational structures.
  • Adaptability, working across time zones.
  • Willingness to travel.


Please contact if you have any queries relating to this position.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
  • Department:
    Group Compliance
  • Closing Date:
    25 February 2018
  • Salary:
    Salary dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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