About FourthLine


We bring together the best risk expertise to identify, reduce and manage operational risks.

We are the Fourth line of defence

Knowledge-based, expert recruitment

Our highly trained consultants have an unrivalled up-to-date understanding of their specialist fields.
Over the last ten years, FourthLine has helped a wide range of businesses navigate a variety of operational risks by connecting them to the expert talent and learning solutions they need.


Flexible learning solutions to suit you and your team


Open Courses

Our open course performance advisory workshops, networking events and webinar coaching programme provide a continuous learning solution which helps improve performance and execution throughout the year.
Our course instructors are active market participants who are leading experts in their field of specialisation. 

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In-House Courses

All our courses are delivered in-house by leading subject matter experts.

Made bespoke to your company, business model, products and language.

We offer a multi-faceted and tailored learning solution to your business that will increase individual expertise and enhance overall team performance.

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Our vision and expertise

"When FourthLine was born our vision was (and still is) to be the UK’s leading recruitment consultancy for risk and compliance. We provide an expert service to our candidates and clients to advance careers and protect business integrity." 

Kieran Maplesden, MD.
"We understand the importance of 'culture fit' and take the time to really understand both our candidates’ aspirations and the needs of the business. We aim to match the values and behaviours of the organisation with those of our candidates."

Jodie Sable, Head of Practice - Talent Services.

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One thing that really stood out was that FourthLine helped me prep for my second interview, where my answers could be stronger and other helpful advice.

Head of Compliance, (Candidate)

We were so impressed with FourthLine that following the full day workshop we attended, we decided to utilise their Talent solutions to support building one of our teams.

Senior CASS Manager, Asset Management firm

They have a good understanding of the type of person, as well as the skills, right drivers, cultural fit. Unlike other recruiters FourthLine know me and what I am looking for.

Head of Compliance (Client)

Jodie at FourthLine is our key contact when we have recruitment requirements for risk and compliance roles in financial services. She has a wealth of knowledge about the sector and our specific needs..

Regulatory Director, Financial Services Consulting

FourthLine have the personal touch and a greater understanding of the sector, the needs, the people, which means they can compete with the big recruiters.

Head of Compliance (Client)

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We are extremely proud of our team and culture here at FourthLine. We've worked hard to create a work ethic and office vibe that not only helps our consultants to deliver against our brand promises but truly is a rewarding, fun and forward-thinking place to develop your career.

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Our values

Partnership | Expertise | Curiosity | Innovation

We are APSCo accredited

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