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Head of Compliance Recruitment

  • Location: New York
  • Salary: $Competitive package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: SS/COMPNYC
  • Sector: Internal Recruitment
Job Description

Barclay Simpson is looking for an experienced, high energy Compliance recruiter to lead the US region within our market-leading global Compliance & Legal practice.


We are looking for someone whose ambition matches ours when it comes to growth, future development and success.



Why join Barclay Simpson?


You will be joining a genuine global specialist in Compliance recruitment. 


We’ve been recruiting into Compliance for 15 years and we have a deeply established network of global contacts in the market who know us and, most importantly, who trust us.   We are very close to the market and understand how it is changing and developing which means we are able to establish new verticals quickly (as the market demands them), consistently putting us ahead of the curve.


We have a large global team of experienced Compliance & Legal recruiters, currently totaling 12 people, covering both the interim and permanent markets across the UK, Middle East, Europe and North America.  Our expert team will support you every step of the way by sharing their deep network of contacts, market insights and technical expertise. You can always count on your              co-workers at Barclay Simpson.  We have a strong reputation for living and breathing our company values of collaboration, integrity, insight and respect.



New York


Our New York office was established in 2012 and we are already firmly established in the US market as a boutique governance recruiter.  But we have ambitious plans to grow further.


We’re experiencing high demand in the Compliance market currently and are therefore seeking to hire a Head of Compliance & Financial Crime to spearhead and accelerate our continued growth in this sector by winning new clients, optimising our candidate pool, increasing headcount and enhancing the quality and scope of our offering.


Our goal is to replicate the hugely successful team structure that we have in London and to grow the Compliance team in New York to match the size of our existing London team (we currently have 5 specialist compliance and financial crime consultants covering the London market).



Is This Role For You?


You must be tenacious, ambitious and a strong team player with a proven track record of 360 recruitment experience and knowledge of the Regulatory Compliance and/or Financial Crime sectors.  Ideally you will have managed people and will already understand how to get the best out of your team.


Given the profile of some of our existing accounts, an uncompromising approach to client delivery is also essential.





Our market leading commission scheme enables our consultants to earn up to 40% of their NFI.  A consultant who bills $300k will earn a minimum of $120k. Our top performers who bill $500k will earn a minimum of $200k.  As part of the management team, you would also receive an additional bonus based on your team’s performance.





This role offers a well established global platform, with the freedom and investment to grow the Compliance area which offers huge future potential.


As a growing office we are keen for people to develop with us – as part of our management team, you can expect both future promotional opportunities and a key role in Barclay Simpson’s plans to grow the business further.

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