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1st February 2024
BCL Legal are delighted to be working in collaboration with this Top 100 Law Firm in their search for a Risk and Best Practice Manager. Sitting within the firms wider Risk and Best Practice Team you will assist the Director of Risk and Best Practice and Senior Lawyer in promoting an elevated culture of compliance within the firm. The role of Risk and Best Practice Manager, plays a crucial part of the firms wider best Practice Team and with this in mind, our client is looking for an exceptional candidate.
Reporting into the Senior Risk Lawyer, you will join a small team of 5 that all share the same vision, which is to ensure that members of the wider team are all aware of the importance of Risk and Compliance and more importantly take accountability for their own Legal Risk and Compliance Responsibilities. As a seasoned Risk and Compliance Professional, you will have credible work experience within a legally regulated environment, preferably gained in a national law firm.
You will be passionate about forming successful working relationships with Key Stakeholders of the firm and be the escalation point for complex and often challenging compliance queries. You will also identify any training needs required by the team, and will offer expert advice on a broad range of risk and compliance matters including , Anti-money laundering and client due diligence, data protection and Excel queries to name but a few.
No two days are ever the same in this role, and it's important that you can hit the ground running from day one. You will have the proven ability to lead by example and assume full ownership of compliance and best practice projects to improve compliance across the business.
If you are business minded and looking for a role that demands expertise in how to improve the firm's strategy, policies and procedures then this could be the role for you. With a keen eye for detail you will be expected to complete file audits, assist with the firm's Legal Aid Agency Contracts and be the go to person for all external regulatory queries such as SRA and Excel.
This is a full time permanent position based on a 37.5 hour week and as the newly appointed Risk and Best Practice Manager, you will benefit from:
-A competitive starting salary
-Comprehensive benefits package
-An inclusive working environment
-The opportunity to work within a technically excellent and forward thinking Risk & Compliance Team
-A firm that is proud to work with charities and give back to its local community
-The opportunity to work for a firm that is leading the way in becoming an Environmental and Socially responsible business.
More about you
Perhaps you are a Solicitor looking to move away from Fee Earning and into an operational role, or an experienced Compliance Manager looking for that next step.
If you have experience working in a Legal Risk and Compliance role and have a strong working knowledge of the relevant laws regulations and codes of conduct then I would love to hear from you. Managerial/team leader experience in a similar role would be a distinct advantage.
For a full job spec and further information on this Risk and Best Practice Manager role in The South West, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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