Consultant Risk and Compliance Mortgages

Fortrum is the trusted independent advisor of top-tier financial organisations, specialising in the intricate field of Risk and Compliance. Our profound understanding of the complexities of regulations, coupled with our extensive international experience, empowers us to provide unparalleled Consultancy, Due Diligence, and Portfolio management services in the mortgage- and lending market. Based in the Netherlands and the UK, Fortrum invites you to become part of a progressive and ambitious company, collaborating with skilled colleagues on projects in the Netherlands and for international clients.


Your Role as a Consultant in Risk & Compliance at Fortrum

The role of a Consultant in Risk & Compliance is multifaceted and crucial in helping organisations navigate the complex landscape of financial regulations and compliance standards. This role involves a blend of analytical, advisory, and leadership skills, tailored to ensure that clients not only meet but exceed the regulatory requirements set by governing bodies. Here’s a detailed look at the key responsibilities and functions of this role:


  1. Regulatory Expertise and Advisory: A Risk & Compliance Consultant is expected to have thorough knowledge of relevant regulations and laws. This includes staying updated with the latest changes in regulations like the European Banking Authority (EBA) guidelines (LoAM, NPE, DoD), Dutch legislation such as BW (Burgerlijk Wetboek), Wft (Wet op het financieel toezicht), BGfo (Besluit Gedragstoezicht financiële ondernemingen), and guidelines from authorities like the AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten). The Consultant advises clients on how to comply with these regulations effectively.


  1. Risk Assessment and Management: Identifying, assessing, and managing risks that an organisation faces is a core part of the role. This involves conducting risk assessments and gap analyses to determine areas where the organisation is not in compliance with the applicable regulations and suggesting measures to mitigate these risks.


  1. Policy Development and Implementation: Developing and implementing policies and procedures that enforce compliance with regulatory requirements. This includes creating frameworks and controls to ensure ongoing compliance.


  1. Training and Mentoring: Educating and training staff within the client organisation on risk and compliance-related matters. This role also involves acting as a mentor to other team members within Fortrum, guiding them on best practices in risk and compliance.


  1. Audit and Compliance Review: Conducting audits and regular compliance reviews to ensure that the client organisation adheres to legal standards and internal policies. This includes preparing reports and documentation for clients and/or third parties.


  1. Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborating with various stakeholders within the client’s organisation, including senior management, to develop a risk and compliance culture. This also involves liaising with regulators and external auditors.


  1. Project Management: Managing projects focused on compliance and risk management. This involves ensuring that projects meet their objectives within the given scope, time, and budget constraints.


  1. Strategic Planning: Assisting client organisations in integrating compliance and risk management strategies into their overall business strategy. This includes providing insights and recommendations on how to align business goals with regulatory requirements.


  1. Problem Solving and Decision Making: Offering solutions to complex regulatory challenges and making informed decisions to guide clients through regulatory hurdles.


  1. Continuous Learning and Development: Staying abreast of the latest trends and developments in the field of risk and compliance to provide the most current and effective solutions to clients.


In summary, a Consultant in Risk & Compliance at Fortrum plays a pivotal role in ensuring that client organisations operate within the legal and ethical frameworks set by regulatory bodies, thereby protecting the client organisation from legal risks and enhancing its reputation and stability in the market.

Who you are

An enthusiastic and driven professional with:

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing project on Risk and Compliance, with specific knowledge of Dutch and international regulations for the mortgage and lending market.
  • Fluency in English – both spoken and written.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (HBO level or equivalent).
  • Result-oriented with a flexible approach.
  • Strong focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent skills in Relationship Management.

Skills we are looking for

Required Certifications (or willingness to obtain):

  • WFT Basis and WFT Hypothecair Krediet certificates.
  • Completion of an AVG/GDPR course.
  • Commitment to staying informed through weekly Permanent Actueel assignments.
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Certification

Our Offer

Fortrum is dedicated to being an employer of choice, valuing and nurturing its talent. We offer a full-time role with competitive salary and benefits, including a pension plan. Our modern office in Houten, centrally located in the Netherlands, is easily accessible and surrounded by a vibrant retail and dining scene. We believe in fostering a professional work environment that encourages responsibility, growth, and continuous learning.

Will you be our new colleague?

If you are excited about this opportunity and believe you would be a great fit for Fortrum, we warmly invite you to apply. We are eager to learn about you, your motivations, and how you can contribute to Fortrum’s vision.

Apply Now

Are you our new colleague? If so, send your CV and motivation letter to today.

For questions about the position, you can contact Stephanie van Elmpt at We look forward to meeting you!

Please note that we do not appreciate acquisition in response to this vacancy. Be aware; we conduct an internet screening after receiving your application. Additionally, a screening through Validata is part of the onboarding process at Fortrum during the probationary period.

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