Regulatory Change Director Regulatory Change Director …

in Reading, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Aug 19
in Reading, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Aug 19
Aon are currently recruiting a Regulatory Change Director to join our team in Reading, Farnborough or Chelmsford.

The Regulatory Change Director  will be primarily responsible for:

  • leading and delivering large scale regulatory change programmes or initiatives across Aon UK’s legal entities and business lines, driving to completion within agreed timescales, financials and to agreed quality, ensuring that the benefits and outcomes are in line with expectations
  • ensuring adherence to project management and governance principles
  • managing project team to ensure successful delivery of projects and programmes.
  • contributing to the improvement of Change Team process and the promotion of strong project management ethos across the organisation
  • capturing regularly and reporting on project progress to key stakeholders
  • supporting Regulatory Portfolio Director

About Aon

Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Aon is an equal opportunities employer.  Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.

About the Role

Your impact as a Regulatory Change Director :

Deliver Project Management Programme

It is the responsibility of the Change Director to own the development  and delivery of a project management program encompassing all the details of a project to the team members.  Identify all the internal and external resources required to complete the project successfully.

  • Ownership - Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment and close down for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Multiple projects - Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall programme is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic and regulatory objectives
  • Plans – Oversee and shape estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Success Criteria – Define and guide the success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and programme life cycle
  • Resources – Manage and mentor resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes and have oversight of the day-to-day project activities, resources.
  • Interdependencies - Understand interdependencies between operations, technology and business needs
  • Scope – Advise and oversee the project scope and change request process.
  • Quality - Act as an internal quality control check for the programme, controlling ongoing quality control and participation in quality issue resolution
  • Suppliers – Oversee the work with internal and external suppliers to define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested solutions and services
  • Engagement – Monitor and control all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
  • Control - Ensure that projects and programmes are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards. Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Issues & Risks - Oversee project and programme issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline, escalating to senior management as required.

Team Leadership

Set realistic and practical goals for the project and develop appropriate strategies for achieving these goals.  Provide coaching and guidance to the team members about every aspect of the project so that the team members can understand their tasks fully and act on them efficiently.  Develop tools and techniques for distributing tasks according to the skills of every team member and also to evaluate the performance of all team members.

  • Coaching - Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones. Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program team
  • Delegate - Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverables with team members and stakeholders. Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Reviews - Monitor the performance of staff and input into performance reviews and development planning

Project Reporting

Ensure that effective, concise and appropriate documentation and reporting is completed.

  • Status Reporting – Oversee and quality check status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership. Determine the frequency of status reports from the project and programme team, analysing results and troubleshooting problem areas
  • Project Documentation – Monitor and guide progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations.
  • Success – Ensure robust project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities


Keep an eye of latest strategies, tools and terminologies used in project management worldwide. 

  • Good Practice - Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.
  • Problem Solving - Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Functional Acumen - Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices
  • New Solutions - Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Professional Development - Continue in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices

Stakeholder Management

Develop and execute an efficient internal communication strategy for ensuring communication with all levels of stakeholders.

  • Trusted Advisor - Identify and develop trusted adviser relationships with project and programme stakeholders and sponsors
  • Communications - Deliver appropriate and effective business and executive level communications

Responsibility for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.

About you

Your knowledge and expertise:

  • Excellent Communicator
  • Proven experience operating at a senior manager level with a risk and regulation project team
  • Proven experience in multiple regulations such as SM&CR, Mifid II, EMIR, D/F, Solvency II, IDD, GDPR and/or regulatory interactions such as Thematic Reviews, Section 166 reviews, enforcement action, etc...
  • Ability to deliver large scale regulatory programmes across legal entities / business lines, within timelines and budget (from lobbying / advocacy, securing budget, rules distillation and traceability, scope determination, impact assessment, gap analysis,  implementation that involves writing business requirement documents and solution design, creation of project plans, choosing the technology ,writing policies and procedures, documenting and designing processes, ensuring training and communications are in place and embedded and finally client outreach).
  • Ability to manage project teams across multiple locations.
  • Knowledge of agile and waterfall methodologies and operational improvement implementation
  • Use of MS Project, Visio, Word, Excel and PowerPoint to an advanced level

Salary and Benefits

This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare and additional holiday.  We also offer tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organisation.

Our Colleague Experience

Every day, our colleagues make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. Together, we share this one purpose: to empower economic and human possibility around the world. This unifying goal is at the heart of our identity, and it lives in everything we do. To learn more about our colleague experience, visit Aon Colleague Experience.