Paralegal – Risk & Compliance – Firm Wide
We are looking for a Paralegal to join our Risk & Compliance team on an 8-month Fixed Term Contract. This is an excellent opportunity to build your skills and experience in Risk & Compliance work.
You will report to the Best Practice Manager and be an active member of the Risk & Compliance Team.
You will proactively support the delivery of project work including but not limited to the reconfiguration of the firm’s policy stack and providing structure to the firm’s supervision requirements. As these projects are at a very early stage, the successful candidate will have the potential to have a real impact in shaping their delivery.
Location: Firm Wide
Hours: Full Time
Term: Fixed Term Contract (8 Months)
Vacancy Reference: 965 – PBL
Who we are
You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.
We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.
Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices on occasion. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.
Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:
- Work closely with the project teams, proactively supporting the delivery of project work.
- Along with other members of the project team, draft the revised policy stack.
- Liaise with the wider firm to support the development and delivery of new policies
- Provide general support to the other members of the team with project work and a variety of tasks as they arise.
- Attend regular meetings with the team to align priorities and provide updates on progress
- Keep up-to-date with all the latest regulatory changes to ensure the firm continues to be fully compliant in all aspects
As part of a relatively small team, you may also need to assist others or work on additional tasks in line with the overall responsibilities of the Risk Management and Compliance function.
It is an integral part of this role that you comply with data security and all firm policies and procedures.
This role is right for you if:
We are open to work and educational background for this role. You may have a law degree (or equivalent) and want to gain some exposure in our firm; or have studied something completely different and looking to diversify your skills.
You will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and can provide a first-class support service to the Risk & Compliance team, anticipating their needs in advance wherever possible whilst always paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.
What we can offer you:
A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.
Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.
There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.
Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.
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