Meet POWWR's Newest Recruit... Joshua Kimberley
Josh Kimberley has just joined our growing team as a Compliance Manger. In this interview he tells us about the intricacies of due diligence, starting a new job during lockdown, and how he used to get compared to an EastEnders star…
What does your role primarily involve?
I work with our internal teams and brokers to ensure sales comply with regulatory and supplier requirements, by completing ongoing monitoring and regular due diligence checks.
What is your experience in the industry?
I previously worked for E.ON for nearly 10 years in a variety of different roles across the business – the majority of them being within compliance. Roles included TPI Code of Practice Auditor, SME Monitoring Manager, Complaints Resolution Manager, Compliance and Journey Manager.
What is your favourite part of the job so far?
I’m enjoying learning about different set ups across the industry for other suppliers, and getting to meet new people – even if it is just over Zoom at the moment!
What are you most looking forward to in your new role?
Getting to know our brokers and how we can support them with compliance.
What are your biggest challenges in the job?
I think it would have to be getting to grips with different requirements across the industry and ensuring I include all required standards within our monitoring and due diligence.
How have you found starting a new job during lock-down?
I have never actually changed jobs until now. E.ON was my first ever full-time job! So, to do it in lockdown does seem a bit strange. But if anything, it’s familiar, as I have been working at home for some time now. Everyone has been so supportive since my first day so that has definitely helped.
What advice do you have to new starters in the industry?
Take your time. There is a lot of information to take on, but focus on the basics and your knowledge will build up quicker than you might think.
Please provide an interesting fact that most people would not know about you
I used to get called the original Martin Fowler from EastEnders a lot… which wasn’t the most fun working behind a busy bar at aged 18!