We’re Norton Rose Fulbright – a global law firm with over 50 offices and 7, employees worldwide.

Our Newcastle office is currently recruiting for a Risk and Compliance Officer . As well as the relevant skills and experience, we’re looking for people who are innovative, commercial and value the work that they do. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view and believe diversity drives innovation, so we’re building a culture where difference is valued.

The Role

The role will be based in Newcastle and report to the Risk & Compliance Team Manager based in Newcastle. The Firm’s business acceptance work covers two primary areas:

  • Client due diligence
  • Conflicts management.
  • The role will involve work across both of these areas but primary focus on conflict management, including:

  • Undertaking conflict searches, analysing reports, escalating potential issues for resolution to the escalation points.
  • Taking ownership of new business intake matters, carrying out the full risk analysis and liaising with the various stakeholders to the matter, including Partners and associates, communicating the progress of the matter at all stages to the interested parties.
  • Ensuring that the regulations (such as AML Directives, SRA Code of Conduct) are adhered to within the Firm and keeping up to changes in the legal and regulatory landscape.
  • Skills and Experience Required

  • Minimum 1 year’s experience working in a business, legal or related professional services firm.
  • Have an interest in Risk and Compliance with a key interest in developing knowledge of the commercial, political and risk issues affecting our business.
  • Excellent Computer skills with an ability to switch between different database interfaces and online tools.
  • Excellent aptitude for research and familiarity with online research tools.
  • Ability to critically evaluate a number of different sources, identifying the key risk issues.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise different work streams.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail.
  • Our clients come first and whilst we have a high performance culture and work hard as a team, in return we offer range of competitive benefits including:

  • 25 days hols + Bank hols
  • GP Service
  • Bupa Heathcare
  • Pension
  • Flexible working
  • In addition, we are proud of our established health and wellbeing programme which supports our employees through mental, physical and lifestyle challenges.

    Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace where everyone can realise their full potential and career ambitions on the basis of merit and skill. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks. Find more about Diversity and Inclusion here.

    Norton Rose Fulbright is an equal opportunities employer. We will make reasonable adjustments to our application process to ensure that you have the best chance of success. We understand that there’s not a “one size fits all” approach to adjustments so our team will work with you individually to understand more about your requirements.

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