About FourthLine


We are a risk management and regulatory compliance consultancy with a focus on helping clients plan, implement and manage their operational resilience programmes

We offer our clients:

  • An Operational Resilience consulting service lead by an unmatched group of subject matter experts drawn from a mix of global financial services firms and consulting firms

  • A dedicated specialist risk and compliance recruitment service that has placed over 750 permanent and contract candidates for our clients during the last 12 years

  • A strong network of subject matter expert associates covering the majority of risk and compliance disciplines

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Our Core Values

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We build trust and instil respect and integrity in each other across the different teams, our customers and our shareholders. We all play a part in creating great experiences that make FourthLine an enjoyable, fun and rewarding place to work.

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We genuinely care, we have a strong work ethic and everyone at FourthLine's opinions matter. Every voice should be listened and responded to with a focus on proposing positive solutions and having a choice about where each employee can best contribute.  


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We win together through continuous self-improvement and collaboration. It is about taking personal accountability for developing skills, knowledge, ability and behaviours required to be effective and deliver winning results.

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We share the same purpose as our customers; identifying and reducing risks. Our customer satisfaction guarantee means that we are all focused on consistently delivering exceptional service.


Be different


Every employee's contribution matters.  We encourage creativity, self-improvement and innovation when striving for constant improvement in our business.

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.

We have successfully worked with FourthLine a number of times this year, and have been impressed not only by the quality of the candidates, but also how well briefed they are.

Head of Operations, Asset Management Firm

When we engage with a specialist consultancy like FourthLine... they take the time to understand what we do and what we are looking for.

CEO, Lending Standards Board

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)

FourthLine took the time to understand what I wanted and approached the company I was eventually placed with speculatively which is what candidates are looking for

Compliance Consultant, (Candidate)

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

Work For Us


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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We are APSCo accredited

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