SWIFT Payments Officer – Fixed Term Contract

15th February 2023
United Kingdom
Job Type:
£30,000 - £40,000
Operations & Middle Office


Supports and undertakes the inputting processing function in respect of Payments workflows, including SWIFT messages, general banking duties and related payment instructions.

  • Ensuring all processes and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Ensuring all payments are processed within the Bank’s sanctions regime.
  • Ensures all payments are input and actioned correctly and efficiently by agreed cut off times and all funds are correctly applied.
  • Ensuring all agreed SLA’s are met.
  • Identifying and implementing new system enhancements or procedures that are concerned with payments that will improve the operational efficiency and performance of the department.
  • Driving and promoting strong working relationships with customers and providing guidance and advice to improve and maintain the credibility of the Bank.
  • Ensuring a client-centric focus is front and centre in everything they do and that a client-centric culture is developed and maintained in their teams.
  • Facilitates and ensures all operational work items are processed efficiently and with the correct Bank governance.
  • Prioritising work and defining deadlines to ensure the department maintains the high level of accuracy and timeliness providing customers with an excellent service quality.
  • Identifies, recommends and implements methods for improving section effectiveness.
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance and ongoing revision of the processes & procedures for the team. Any breaches or deviations from processes & procedures are immediately escalated to their manager and a plan to address the breach/deviation is actioned in conjunction with their manager.
  • Ensuring that audit and regulatory requirements are adhered to at all times. If any weakness or breaches are identified these are remedied and escalated in the appropriate manner.


  • Good understanding of Banking systems and workflow platforms.
  • Knowledge and experience of International Payments.
  • Strong working knowledge of SWIFT and different Payment messages.
  • Experience of sanctions and/or enhanced due diligence environments.
  • Has a strong understanding of Risk and Control.

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