SAR's MI & Data Manager

Posted Jul 8, 2024
Project ID: BCLYJP00046995
35 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range

Job Title: MI & Data Analyst 

Location: Remote/ Hybrid

(Glasgow based office)

Contract Length: 6 Months (potential to extend)

Barclays Overview

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

Working Flexibly 

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.  If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Remote role:

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach to hybrid working meaning that colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). 

For this specific role, the onsite working requirement is one day a week, which is a role-based exception due to the requirements of the role. Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager.  Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

About Compliance Services

The Compliance Services team is the appointed service provider to Barclays Legal Entities. In particular, Compliance Services is responsible for providing Compliance shared services and risk management capabilities across Barclays.

The activities carried out by Compliance Services are structured around the following core services:

1. Employee Conduct

2. Surveillance 

3. Financial Crime Threat Mitigation

4. Compliance Assurance

5. Compliance Change and Process & Control Oversight

6. Compliance Control Frameworks and Screening Oversight

7. Functions Compliance

8. Regional Compliance Services

Compliance Services aspires to be a commercial, highly-efficient and disciplined team underpinned by a culture of innovation, collaboration and flawless execution.

Overall purpose of role

The primary purpose of this role is to deliver management information (MI) and data insights in support of Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) across BUK and BBPLC. This will involve the role holder working and acting as a point of contact with Group Financial Crime Operations, Fraud and Risk functions, Legal, Transaction Monitoring and others; providing testing, advice and guidance in relation to SAR MI, insights and reporting.

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyse and interpret SARs data and MI to identify trends, develop actionable insights for risk owners and key stakeholders, and monitor the effectiveness of the control framework, escalating to oversight and Operational and Business Units to address actual and developing issues to Business 

  • Prepare and deliver UK and Global SARs insight packs to Business Units within BUK and BBPLC 

  • Liaise with Business Unit Financial Crime leads to better understand existing and emerging SARs risk

  • Provide data and analysis to support SARs Oversight governance submissions 

  • Contribute to the enhancement of SARs MI across first and second lines of defence

  • Collaborate with risk owners and key stakeholders, including Group Financial Crime Operations, Business Oversight Compliance, UK Nominated Officer, Jurisdictional MLROs, BU Financial Crime Accountable Executives, Intelligence & Investigations Team investigation leads, Compliance Assurance, Audit and Legal.

  • Deliver, through collaboration with key internal partners, enhanced quality in SAR MI. 

  • Perform and report on control testing within the SARs Oversight Team

  • Update and maintain SARs Oversight Team Blueworks records

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

  • Act as point of contact for stakeholders on matters impacting SAR MI.

  • Actively contribute to a high performing team and inclusive culture within SARs Oversight. 

Decision-making and Problem Solving 

  • Contribute to engagement with key partners to resolve complex matters pertaining to SARs MI.

  • Proactively identify and lead the enhancement of areas within current procedures and controls to ensure Financial Crime compliance with regulatory obligations and expectations.

Risk and Control Objective 

Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do.

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience operating with big data, data analysis and data insights 

  • Experience in designing, delivering and interrogating dashboards (or advanced excel) to deliver risk insights

  • Previous use of Tableau would be an advantage

  • Providing strong graphical evidence - comfortable in automating and creating frameworks to produce faster, cleaner and more precise execution of data 

  • Experience in regulatory compliance and risk management.

  • General knowledge of Barclays products, markets and delivery channels.

  • Robust understanding of risk management and its value to the organisation.

  • Deep technical expertise on issues impacting the UK and Global regulatory environment/policies/legal framework as they relate to SARs.

  • Developed knowledge and understanding of Barclays UK overall strategy.

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications

  • Holds or working towards Diploma level qualification or equivalent in Financial Crime/AML

Purpose and Values 

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.


We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.


We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.


We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.


We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.


Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.


Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.


Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

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