Risk & Compliance Executive

Risk & Compliance Executive


Have you gained experience within a Risk and Compliance role and are now looking to join an employer that will offer you endless opportunities to progress and develop in your career?

Do you want the opportunity to make a positive impact from day one?

Proddow Mackay Solicitors LLP provides services to several business units forming part of the PM Law Group. We’re the PM Law Group and we operate on a national basis offering an array of legal services. Our roots were established over 30 years ago, this means that we have decades of experience in our respective fields.

Within our group of companies, we have our own in-house Risk and Compliance team who ensure that as a business and as individuals we work within agreed SLA’s and abide by the SRA code of conduct.

Across the business, we foster a culture of inclusivity and champion personal development so that each employee has opportunities to shine and flourish, and we want you to be a part of it.

As our new Risk and Compliance Executive you will assist the Compliance Team, COLP, COFA, MLRO/MLCO and DPO in ensuring that all activities carried out by the business meet the regulatory requirements of the SRA and applicable industry legislation, including data protection and anti-money laundering regulations. You will report into the Compliance Team Manager with overall responsibility for risk and compliance monitoring and resolution.

This is an ideal opportunity for a confident and enthusiastic professional with a background in compliance who wants to make a difference.


Role Responsibilities

  • Serving as a confidential point of contact for all staff to seek clarification on issues of compliance
  • Serving as a point of contact for data protection and AML compliance, ensuring the business meets the requirements of the DPA 2018 and AML 2017
  • Working with the In-House training team to develop data protection and AML training for staff alongside the Compliance Team Manager, as part of induction and refresher training
  • Reviewing data protection/AML policies and guidance documents to ensure they are up to date with any future changes, and training those changes out to the business
  • Processing requests and complaints from data subjects e.g., Subject Access Requests, Right to Erasure/Rectification
  • Analysing data protection breaches, preparing reports, and notifying the COLP/COFA/MLRO/MLCO/DPO as necessary. Where necessary, liaising with the Information Commissioner’s Office
  • In terms of regulatory compliance, supporting the Compliance Team Manager in the review of compliance policies and procedures
  • Assisting the Compliance Team Manager with specific investigations, as appropriate
  • Monitoring and considering the impact of regulatory and legislative changes, identifying any gaps and being proactive to address those gaps
  • Providing input into business and strategic decisions from a compliance perspective
  • Being proactive in providing risk and compliance support to internal projects, such as the development of new IT systems, to ensure regulatory responsibilities are met
  • In conjunction with the Compliance Team Manager and Group Employee Engagement and Communications Manager, developing and supporting an effective compliance communication programme, raising awareness of emerging compliance issues and related policies and procedures and supporting Group business units in embedding a culture of compliance and risk management.
  • The recording and analysing of compliance failures, reporting breaches to the COLP and COFA
  • Supporting the Compliance Team Manager in dealing with the firm’s annual office insurance renewals
  • Supporting the Compliance Team Manager in dealing with the annual SRA practicing certificate renewals, and firm authorisations as required

What we need from you

  • Experience of working with and developing policies and procedures to regulatory standards
  • Experience of working in risk and compliance within a law firm or similar environment
  • Planning, organisation, and prioritisation skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Confidence to take responsibility and work independently while keeping others informed of progress
  • Excellent organisational, communication and time management skills
  • The ability to adapt in a constantly changing environment
  • Strong analytical skills with a pragmatic problem-solving approach
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Keen to maintain personal development and take advantage or training opportunities and keeping up to date with complaints handling issues
  • Ability to remain calm, controlled, and resilient when under pressure

What we offer you

Our Sheffield Head Office, PM House, has been designed to be a high quality and pleasant working environment. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package we offer:

  • Fantastic working hours: Monday to Friday, can offer 100% office based or a hybrid based working arrangement
  • Competitive pay – up to £28,000 DOE
  • Generous Annual Leave entitlement – 25 days per year + Bank Holidays
  • Opportunities for you to progress and develop further in your career
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Lucrative ‘Refer a friend scheme’
  • Free Parking
  • Free Costco Card
  • Free Fruit Daily
  • On-site subsidised canteen with relaxation area
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Annual Summer and Christmas Parties
  • Award Events
  • Additional Annual Leave entitlement for long service

If you’re passionate about risk management and compliance and ready to take your career to the next level, we’d love to hear from you!

If this role isn’t for you, check out all of our current vacancies online today through our group website: Careers – PM Law Group (thepmlawgroup.co.uk)

We’re always looking for new people to join the Group who represent our values and want to take advantage of our experienced and award-winning training programs. If you do not see a role that complements your experience, you can always submit a speculative CV!

The PM Law Group are an equal opportunities employer.

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