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Compliance Manager / Legal

Reading, Berkshire
£50,000 to £60,000 + benefits
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Employer Sector
Legal, Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Compliance, Compliance & Regulation

Job Details

Your new company
This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward-thinking, innovative, and friendly team based in Reading. Reporting into the Managing Partner, you will work independently in an advisory role, ensuring best practice and compliance as required by the SRA.

The firm is known for offering high-quality legal work and a supportive working environment that invests in people and their development.

Your new role

  • Perform risk assessments to understand the level, significance and scope of risk in the firm's risk and compliance procedures and report on findings to the Managing Partner.
  • Keep under review and manage policies, systems and controls relating to risk and compliance, breaches and reporting material breaches to the SRA, Information.
  • Support the annual Lexcel accreditation process, the Law Society's legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care.
  • Advise the Managing Partner (as COLP) and the Partnership in implementing risk and compliance matters.
  • Be the first point of contact for the firm's data protection enquiries and Subject Access Requests.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of appropriate regulations and internal policies and procedures, including money laundering regulations, General Data Protection Regulations, SRA Handbook, firm standards of client service, anti-bribery and corruption, conflicts of interest, client due diligence, etc.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Experience working in a regulated environment within the professional services sector (Legal).
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills with an ability to influence at all levels and build supportive relationships across the firm.
  • Works collaboratively with partners and the Management Committee to resolve client conflicts to acceptable outcomes.
  • Maintains the highest professional standards to ensure the firm is not in a position of risk.
  • Good IT skills and knowledge are essential, together with excellent organisational skills.
  • Must be able to balance commercial and compliance risks to achieve positive outcomes.
  • The ability to deal with confidential matters with discretion and tact.

What you'll get in return

  • Salary ranging from £50,000 to £60,000 experience dependent
  • 28-day holiday
  • Pension scheme- 6% employer contribution and 2% employee contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary
  • Private medical cover for employee

What you need to do now
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