Trainee Compliance Officer

Reference Code:

ADCSCO

Location:

Leigh with a move to Wigan

Main purpose of the job:

To provide a quality assurance service for all work procedures involving best practice, and to ensure compliance with all relevant standards across the firm.

Responsible to:

Compliance Solicitor / Head of Compliance and Costs

Main key result areas

  • Day to day execution of the compliance strategy for the firm
  • Assist with queries, issues and provide advice relating to money laundering, data protection and the SRA code to ensure compliance with all relevant rules, legislation, regulations, quality marks, lexcel and contractual requirements associated with relevant bodies
  • As part of the audit/risk programme undertake file audits, systems, audits to ensure general compliance. Monitoring of supervision records
  • Assist with the training and educating staff in risk management/compliance issues.
  • Involved in projects relating to compliance and risk to include tenders, lexcel, changes in law/code
  • Assisting with the day to day legal aid contract management
  • Assisting with ensuring SRA and lexcel compliance
  • General administrative assistance to the compliance team

Direct reports:

None

Person specification

Qualifications

 

Minimum qualifications – 5 G.C.S.E’s or equivalent at grade C, including maths and english, (relevant work experience may be considered as alternative)

Essential

Legal or risk management qualification

Desirable

Experience

 

Working in a compliance role or interested in training to work in a compliance role

Essential

Experience of general law firm compliance/risk management

Desirable

Experience of managing legal aid contracts

Desirable

Knowledge and skills

 

Able to communicate at all levels

Essential

Adaptable / flexible approach

Essential

Able to work to deadlines

Essential

Project management skills required to execute and deliver on the firm’s compliance strategy by reference to agreed milestones People management

Desirable

Personality / Other Qualities

 

Team player

Essential

Enthusiasm

Essential

Discretion / confidentiality

Essential

Proactive approach

Desirable

Initiative

Desirable

Please do not send enquiries to the department manager of the specific team.