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Job type: Administration
Date: Posted 2 months ago
Reference: VR/01578
Risk and Compliance Assistant

Risk and Compliance Assistant

Type: Initial fixed-term contract of 6 months (with a possibility to make permanent in the future)

Working hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm; Monday to Friday

This is a full-time role, although part-time hours and/or flexible working arrangements will be considered for exceptional candidates based on their individual circumstances.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

Assisting the Risk and Compliance solicitor with all aspects of legal compliance on a daily basis.

Duties include:

  • Firm-wide training – Inputting webinars and other training on the training portal and ensuring compliance
  • Internal training – Assisting with internal departmental compliance training
  • Downloading training records for leavers and adding new starters to the portal
  • Assisting with the audit process, including file selection and audit lists
  • Conveyancing panel work:
  • Keeping the lender panel portals updated and dealing with panel queries
  • New starters:
  • Arranging the new starter talks and ensuring training manuals are up to date
  • Central registers
  • Keeping up to date all central registers including the undertaking, breaches, referral agreements registers
  • Quarterly reviews:
  • Assisting with the collation of risk data for the quarterly reviews
  • Assisting with the requirements for the accreditations including the annual Lexcel audit process
  • Assisting with survey monkey questionnaires for PII renewal and diversity data
  • Assisting with updating all firm-wide policies in line with the firm’s obligations under Lexcel, CQS, GDPR, AML.
  • Dealing with all compliance queries or complaints in the absence of the compliance solicitor

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)
  • Be highly IT literate
  • Have developed legal research skills
  • Have an understanding of AML/CTF know your client procedures (i.e. the Money Laundering Regulations 2017), data protection (GDPR/DPA 2018) and Lexcel accreditation.
  • Possess a good eye for detail and
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Background in or experience of compliance / practice management in a reputable law firm or other regulated organisation (i.e. accountants’ practice or financial institution)

Qualifications and Training:

  • Educated to Degree level (minimum)
  • Strong and competent user of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Desired:
  • Advanced IT skills/training
  • Any additional further learning or professional development in a legal discipline and/or in the areas of compliance, anti-bribery and corruption and/or legal practice management.

Please note:
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