Head of Risk & Compliance

England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
£45000 - £60000 per annum
13 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
Rachel Birkinshaw
Practice area
Risk and compliance
Full time
Contract type

One of the largest law firms in the North East is looking to recruit a talented individual as Head of Risk and Compliance in its Newcastle office. The firm serves clients throughout the UK and further afield, and has an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality advice.

This is a great opportunity to take on a high level position and, reporting directly to the Managing Partner, be the lead figure in maintaining the firm's legal and regulatory requirements. In this role you will be advising on all regulatory matters across the firm, ensuring best practice and compliance as required by the SRA and statute.

You will also act as the firm's Compliance Office for Legal Practice, Data Protection Officer and Anti-Money Laundering Officer, and will act as the primary relationship contact for the SRA and other appropriate regulatory bodies.

It is a really exciting time to join the business as it continues to grow, and in this role you can support that growth by ensuring the firm continues to operate a proactive and efficient environment, geared towards maintaining the highest standards of client care.

Our client believes a qualified lawyer, who has experience of working in an SRA regulated environment and is looking for a change in career direction, would be ideal for this role. Equally, those who are currently in a similar role in another firm, but are looking for a new challenge, are also encouraged to apply.

Knowledge of data protection legislation and AML procedures would be beneficial, although expert knowledge is not essential. While the role ideally requires full-time hours, the firm would be happy to discuss part-time working with the right candidate.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Rachel Birkinshaw at Sacco Mann or another member of our Private Practice team. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be suitable for this role then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.