Head of Risk & Compliance, London

  • Job Reference: 1649
  • Date Posted: 14 February 2018
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Risk & Compliance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Ryder Reid is working with a highly respected US law firm to recruit a Head of Risk & Compliance, London. The Head of Risk & Compliance, London will work alongside the COLP, COFA and MLRO in the management of the compliance function for the London office. Reporting into the COLP, key responsibilities for the Head of Risk & Compliance, London will include:

  • Identifying and recommending solutions to mitigate risk, implementing policies and training as necessary
  • Ensuring all breaches are recorded in the breach register and reported to the SRA as necessary
  • Delivering induction training to new joiners on processes including client inception, conflicts and Anti-Money Laundering
  • Manging the matter file review process to ensure office is in compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct and Rules
  • Monitoring new procedures, guidance and best practice including Law Society guidance
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with all relevant rules in relation to AML
  • Acting as primary point of contact with SRA
  • Serving as a member of the Risk Management Committee

The ideal candidate for the Head of Risk & Compliance, London will be a qualified lawyer, with strong Risk/Compliance experience within a law firm. Good knowledge of the SRA Handbook, Money Laundering Regulations and other relevant legislation is essential. You will have a commercial approach, a professional attitude and the ability to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure. You must be a self-starter, with good project management skills and be able to work with people of all levels in a constructive way.