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Ethics & Compliance Manager Job

Date: 25-May-2023

Location: United Kingdom - Other, UK

Company: Tullow Oil

Residential Position

Employment Type:Permanent

Ethics & Compliance Manager 


Tullow Oil is a well-established, recognised, and African focused independent oil and gas company. The Group has interests in over 30 exploration and production licences across 8 countries in Africa and South America.

Tullow Oil has an exciting opportunity for an Ethics and Compliance Manager.  Reporting to the General Counsel & Director of Risk, Compliance & IS, the post-holder will work to embed the Tullow Code of Ethical Conduct (the Code) within the organisation and, working closely with the functions and business units, ensure that our Ethics & Compliance programme remains effective, fit for purpose and robust.  This is a full-time role based in Chiswick, London with hybrid working arrangements.


Responsibilities/Key Objectives

Top-level commitment

  • Build and maintain relationship with function leads and business units to regularly assess need for compliance support in their area
  • Deliver presentations to management, staff and suppliers to communicate company stance on integrity


Proportionate Procedures

  • Draft new or improve existing compliance standards, procedures and guidelines, including for gifts and hospitality, per diems, expenditure related to public officials, and anti-bribery and corruption


Risk management

  • Lead and maintain the Ethics & Compliance risk assessments and register
  • Facilitate Ethics & Compliance risk workshops to effectively identify risk factors and support business units in establishing and tracking mitigation actions
  • Recommend safeguards, including working closely with the legal team to develop specific compliance clauses


Due diligence

  • Conduct Ethics & Compliance due diligence on third parties (including suppliers, JV partners and customers)
  • Support various functions in assessing compliance risks prior to transactions (e.g. investing in community projects and selecting partners for new ventures)


Communication & training

  • Maintain and update the annual eLearning and certification on the Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Facilitate awareness workshops on Ethics & Compliance
  • Deliver training on Ethics & Compliance controls, including due diligence


Monitoring and review

  • Monitor compliance risk profile of existing partners (including suppliers) and lead periodic bulk screening against sanctions/watch lists and adverse media
  • Monitor and review compliance with internal policies, standards and procedures addressing ethics & compliance


Subject Matter Expertise

  • Anti-bribery and corruption, including solid expertise on UK Bribery Act, US FCPA and Kenya Bribery Act
  • Sanctions and trade restrictions, including OFSI, OFAC, EU, UN and World Bank Group
  • Human rights and labour standards in the supply chain (UK Modern Slavery Act)
  • Anti-tax evasion (UK Criminal Finances Act)
  • Anti-money laundering, including specific knowledge of treating PEP red flags
  • Able to provide advice for complex transactions (e.g. acquisition or divestment of assets)
  • Experience of working with businesses interacting heavily with governments



The successful candidate will hold a degree in a relevant business discipline. You will ideally have experience of working in the oil/extractive industry, although this is not essential. It is essential to have experience of implementing a relevant Ethics & Compliance programme, including an anti-bribery and corruption programme, and be able to demonstrate the following skills:


  • Compliance and risk management experience in a multinational environment and ideally encompassing developing countries or emerging economies
  • Experience of developing compliance programmes and assessing their integrity in challenging parts of the world with a focus on financial crime
  • Confidence to interact with board level, executive and senior management and managing sensitive/confidential issues to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Confidence to respond to compliance queries from third parties and provide disclosures on behalf of the company
  • Strong interpersonal skills that enable compliance to be achieved without recourse to a policing culture
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Open, honest & reliable
  • Team player who is comfortable to share success
  • Ability and willingness to travel when required to developing countries
  • Fluency in French is an advantage


In Tullow, all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, and everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources to enable them to contribute to Tullow’s overall success.



To Achieve This, We Offer Our Employees

  • Regular working from home in the UK, with an average 2 working days minimum per week in the office.
  • Ability to manage working hours to balance work/life commitments.
  • A performance-driven culture that generates results.
  • A commitment to your personal and professional development.
  • A chance to make a difference to our business, working in or leading teams of talented, committed people.
  • A culture that appreciates diversity & inclusion and provides equal opportunities.
  • Recognition and reward for your performance.

Our philosophy is to bring people into Tullow with whom we can build a strong, mutually beneficial, and long-lasting relationship. Working for Tullow will increase your knowledge, broaden your horizons, and extend your professional network. We offer a competitive reward package of base salary, incentives and benefits which is designed to attract, retain, and motivate the best talent in our industry.


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