Location London

Work for an experienced team of creative legal problem-solvers, based in London, Belfast, Frankfurt and Addis Ababa. We specialise in Business/Commercial Law, Immigration, Criminal Defence, Extradition, Personal Injury, Aviation and Public Law. After starting out in a small office in London in 2002, this firm has gone from strength to strength and now work on a global scale

The Legal Compliance Manager will be responsible for dealing with delegated work within their own areas of competence and achieving performance targets as set by the practice. They will be responsible for developing compliance programs, drafting/reviewing company policies, and advising management on possible risks. The Legal Compliance Manager will ensure that our operations and business transactions follow all relevant legal and internal rules. They will also review departmental works and more specifically employees’ work to provide advice on compliance. Purpose/Main Objectives: The Legal Compliance Manager must ensure that the company is managed legally and ethically, to guarantee that businesses are conducted in full compliance with all national and international laws. To act on behalf of Head of Departments as required. Develop oversight programs for enhance supervisory scenarios, engage others to act responsibly and minimise operational risks and internal controls issues. Responsibilities & Duties: · Develop and implement an effective legal compliance program · Create sound internal controls and monitor adherence to them · Liaise with the HR Department to draft and revise company policies · Proactively audit processes, practices and documents to identify weaknesses · Evaluate business activities (e.g. investments) to assess compliance risk · Set up and maintain recording and reporting functions within the company · Plan and maintain the auditing of internal documentation on a planned basis. · Record and monitor all Data Breaches, escalating when necessary and providing training were needed · Collaborate with external auditors and HR when needed

Core Skills (Should Have)

• Qualified Solicitor / Barrister
• Proven experience as a Compliance Officer or Compliance Manager
• Experience in risk management
• Knowledge of legal requirements and controls, e.g.: Anti-Money Laundering (AML), legal Audits i.e. Lexcel, Data Protection and GDPR (ICO), SRA/BSB regulations, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
• Experience with personally completing risk assessments and auditing processes
• BSc/BA in law, finance, business administration or a related field
• Excellent oral and written communication (drafting ability) are essential
• Good commercial awareness and analytical skills

Core Skills (Nice to Have)

• Professional certification (e.g. Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)) is a plus