Senior Risk & Compliance Consultant (Law Firms)
|Job role:||Senior SRA Risk & Compliance Consultant|
|Starting salary:||Circa £40,000 – £55,000|
|Benefits:||Discretionary bonus scheme, healthcare, pension, generous holiday entitlement & flexi-time|
|Location:||Primarily home based|
|Job type:||Full or part time|
|Hours:||Flexible working patterns available|
Who we are
A niche consultancy working exclusively with solicitors. We strive to make SRA compliance simple. We deliver genuine value for our clients through our expertise, candour and the ability to problem solve.
What are we looking for?
A new team member to help support our clients. Key tasks may include:
- maintaining ongoing client relationships with a significant degree of independence;
- becoming a ‘technical leader’ in your areas of compliance expertise;
- keeping our clients up to date with the latest regulatory developments;
- answering questions and suggesting commercial solutions to problems;
- client file reviews, audits and health checks;
- drafting policies, procedures and templates;
- guiding on SRA requirements for setting up a new law firm or ABS;
- completing SRA applications;
- contributing to and delivering training / webinars;
- providing technical support, training and mentoring to more junior members of the team.
This is an opportunity to join a fast growing, passionate and friendly team committed to solving our clients’ compliance headaches.
Apply to us ..
If you have extensive experience of working in SRA / law firm compliance and:
- have a legal qualification and / or extensive experience of legal practice/ SRA or AML compliance;
- enjoy getting stuck into the detail and have a good working knowledge of the SRA Standards and Regulations. Significant experience of law firm compliance is essential. Good knowledge of anti-money laundering requirements would be a significant advantage;
- are good at building relationships, remaining friendly and professional at all times. Management experience would be an advantage;
- take pride in what you do and enjoy bringing your individual strengths and personality into your work;
- strive on solving problems and finding commercial solutions to compliance challenges;
- are comfortable taking ownership of your work, with the ability to self-motivate and work independently in a primarily remote home-based role;
- are IT competent, including the ability to work securely via a case management system, email and intranet.
Offers as regards remuneration will depend upon experience. If you have significant experience of working in this area and would like to discuss salary expectations before applying, please do get in touch. We are flexible in the hours which our team work and ordinarily can offer significant flexibility in where our people are based (within reason!). Occasional travel needed but the current intention is for the roles to be primarily home based.
How to apply
If this sounds like you, please send your CV and a very short covering email or letter explaining why you think you this role would suit you to email@example.com.
We will begin reviewing applications on Wednesday 20th December 2023.
Please only apply if you have existing experience and knowledge relevant to this role. We are not interested in speaking with any recruitment or employment agencies at this time, thank you.
Privacy notice: recruitment procedures
How we use your information
We will collect information about you and keep this on our computers, in our email, in cloud storage and potentially on paper for a certain period of time. The main reasons for this is to consider, at your request, your suitability for working with us.
In some cases and if we progress your application we may hold more ‘sensitive’ information about you such as about health. It may become necessary to receive this information in due course in order to comply with the law on reasonable adjustments. If you choose to share this information with us (you are not required to do so) at some point this be with your consent. Should we proceed to recruit you then we will provide further information about how we will use your personal information.
We may within 12 months of receipt of your information send you a notification of similar job vacancies should you be unsuccessful in your application but you may object to this at any time. We rely upon the ‘legitimate interest’ we have in maintaining contact with recent past job applicants in data protection law and your agreement to these terms. However, we will never share your information with third parties to market to you and will not contact you about jobs which are not similar to the one applied for. We will make it quick and easy to ‘opt out’ of future communications in every communication sent. If you already know that you don’t want to receive these messages then you can opt out now by emailing us (see our contact page).
Some of the service providers we use may be based in countries that are outside the United Kingdom. This means that the personal data The Compliance Office processes may, in some cases, be transferred to and processed in non-UK countries by our service providers.
Where we can, we will use service providers established in countries that are recognised as having adequate data protection laws or who agree to process our data in the UK. However, where this is not possible, then we implement appropriate safeguards with our service providers in accordance with the requirements of data protection law. These may include using the International Data Transfer Addendum or International Data Transfer Agreement issued by the UK Information Commissioner.
We do not use your personal information to make ‘automated decisions’ which affect you.
Will you share my information with anyone else?
Generally speaking we will not share your information with third parties without your subsequent agreement. We do work with some trusted contractors or consultants who may have access to your information such as service providers, IT support or administrators. All contractors have a contract with us which requires that your information is accessed appropriately and kept confidential (among other data protection requirements).
How long will you keep my information?
Generally speaking we will destroy the details of unsuccessful applications within 12 months of our decision unless you separately and expressly agree otherwise. We retain records for a short period of time in case of future applications and in order to demonstrate our process should we be required to do so.
Can I see what information you hold about me?
Please contact us via our contact page if you would like to request a copy of your personal data. The information we disclose will be subject to the exemptions and exceptions we are permitted to rely upon in law.
What if I have other questions or concerns?
Our general contact details are set out on our website and our informally appointed information officer is Andy Donovan. Contact this individual if you:
- wish to complain about how your personal data is being used;
- wish to request that our records about your personal information be corrected or deleted;
If you have a complaint about how your personal information is being used which we have not been able to address please note that you may be able to make a complaint to the Information Commisioner’s Office. You can learn more about the ICO including your data protection rights at www.ico.org.uk.
Our current vacancies are listed above but we’re always interested to hear from individuals with experience and expertise working in law firm compliance. We work with a number of self-employed consultants on an ad hoc basis who who can benefit from the ease and simplicity of joining an established business with the independence, flexibility and rewards of remaining self-employed. If you know your stuff but only have a limited amount of availability do get in touch. We’d love to talk compliance and coffee.