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Alison Banks
Permanent | Salary: £60000
Risk & Compliance Officer

Risk and Compliance Officer, up to £60K dep on experience, Central London   Our client is a 32 partner highly regarded law firm based in Central London. Legal 500 and Chambers ranked, its commercial and private client base holds some of the UHNW in the UK and overseas. The firm are now looking to add to its Risk and Compliance team...

Risk & Compliance Officer

Risk and Compliance Officer, up to £60K dep on experience, Central London

 

Our client is a 32 partner highly regarded law firm based in Central London. Legal 500 and Chambers ranked, its commercial and private client base holds some of the UHNW in the UK and overseas. The firm are now looking to add to its Risk and Compliance team with an experienced Risk & Compliance Officer with previous experience working in a law firm.

 

The Role

 

Reporting to the Risk & Compliance Director, you will deal with a broad range of risk and compliance responsibilities.

The role is likely to include assisting with some or all the following activities:

 

  • Performing Client Due Diligence, including adverse media screening
  • Developing and delivering training, including induction training for new joiners
  • Assisting Partners and staff with operational issues arising on firm and client matters
  • Creating and implementing project plans
  • Responding to reports of suspicious activity
  • Signposting to relevant individuals, departments and agencies
  • Setting up and maintaining registers
  • Attending and presenting at meetings
  • Responding to regulatory enquiries and investigations
  • Maintaining Terms of Business and client care letters
  • Drafting and maintaining policies and procedures
  • Conducting file audits and preparing reports and assessments
  • Complaints-handling
  • Keeping up-to-date with developments in the relevant areas
  • Responding to data breaches and data subject access requests
  • Developing effective systems and controls
  • Deputising for the COLP during periods of absence

 

Who are you?

 

  • You will have previous experience of managing risk and compliance processes within a top 500 law firm, with a good knowledge of SRA requirements and the regulatory framework.
  • Flexibility, dedication and ambition
  • Practical, commercial approach
  • Self-motivated and highly organised, with good IT skillsAbility to be proactive and reactive and work under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Team player who engages effectively with people at every level
  • Ability to grasp complex issues quickly
  • Good knowledge of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing law and practice
  • Good knowledge of the SRA Standards and Regulations

 

Benefits

  • Other benefits: 4 x Life Assurance
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Medical Insurance (after 1-year qualifying period)
  • Medicash Scheme (after 1-year qualifying period)
  • Pension Scheme (after 1-month qualifying period). The firm contributes to a Personal Pension Plan.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan after 3 months
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Holidays: 25 days

 

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity contact Alison Banks at alison@lrlegal.co.uk or call for a confidential discussion on 02084642506 (office hours) or 07979952201 (out of office hours).

 

 

LR Legal is a specialist legal recruitment agency with a reputation based on trust and integrity. We will always ask your permission before sending your CV to any of our Clients.

The PQE identified on this advertisement is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

LR Legal Recruitment is operating as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

*We require a lawyer who has gained the necessary experience for the position advertised. The PQE identified on this advertisement is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE

 

 

 

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