Senior Compliance Specialist - Permanent - ILFS


Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Financial Services Limited
  • Full Time Permanent position
  • Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices


What we offer

We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 

Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (




Role Overview


Reporting to the Senior Compliance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting various compliance tasks to assist with the monitoring and assessment of compliance risk for Irish Life Financial Service Limited (Customer Solutions and Advice Solutions business Units). They will have strong awareness of the existing and emerging regulatory risk and support a continued good state of compliance within the business. The role will proactively provide support to the business and compliance management team as required.

Key Accountabilities


  • Driving out delivery of high quality Compliance Testing and Risk Based Monitoring work.
  • Advising on key regulations and applicable compliance requirements including downstream requirements.
  • Working closely with and maintaining strong internal relationships with various business units.
  • Providing support as may be required to the wider compliance team.
  • Assisting with preparation of information for internal and external reports.
  • Assisting in the establishing, implementing, and maintaining of adequate compliance policies and procedures.
  • Providing support and input into Compliance projects that may arise.
  • Assisting and supporting with other day to day compliance tasks as allocated by the Compliance Management team.

The Person


Ideally the successful candidate will have the following:


  • Strong knowledge of key applicable regulations.
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.
  • Proven communication and influencing skills.
  • An ability to work well across teams to achieve objectives and have confidence in dealing with people at all levels in the organisation.
  • Be highly organised with an ability to work efficiently and effectively as part of the Compliance team in a busy and demanding environment.
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated, with a disciplined and rigorous approach to work.
  • Hold a Primary Degree and/or a Professional Qualification in a relevant technical discipline (such as Compliance, Accountancy, Audit, Legal or Risk Management).

Key Competencies

Building and Maintaining Relationships
Communication and Influencing
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Drive for Results
Team Working & Cross Functional Collaboration

About us


Irish Life is one of Ireland’s largest financial institutions with a presence across a range of financial services markets.  We are one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups with over 1.5 million customers. For over 80 years, we’ve been helping people to look after their life insurance, pension and investment needs, and more recently their health insurance.

It is a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco and a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

We are proud of our culture of developing and supporting the growth and professional development of our people. The focus has resulted in a team of top talent with high standards, positioning us at the forefront of our industry.


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Irish Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Irish Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.


Irish Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   

ILFS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.