Director of Risk and General Counsel

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Competitive (General Counsel/ Director-level salary)
24 Nov 2020
22 Dec 2020
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time

We are working in unusual circumstances and we appreciate that this is an unsettling time for all employees and employers, we have always believed in absolute transparency and as such we want to be clear about the status of vacancies. Some of the roles we have been working on have only very recently been placed on hold, whereas some are still live and the client has confirmed that we are to continue with our search. We will therefore indicate the status of each role clearly so that applicants are clear on the position. 

This role is LIVE as recently confirmed by our client, interviews will be conducted via video calls.

Errington Legal are currently seeking an experienced and innovative lawyer to head up a Risk and Compliance team at a top UK law firm, based in their Cambridge office (with the opportunity for some home-working). This is an exciting opportunity for a talented lawyer (5+PQE) to join a dynamic and growing firm in a key role. 

The successful candidate will take on a strategic role within the firm, working with and reporting directly to the board. He/she will lead a small team, managing risk and compliance matters across the business. Strong knowledge of the regulatory framework for the legal profession (including data protection, money laundering and conflicts of interest) is essential. The post-holder will become the central point of contact for risk and compliance matters, and will also be responsible for delivering training within the company; as such, you will need to have an approachable nature and excellent communication skills.

The successful candidate will also take on the position of General Counsel for the firm, and in this capacity will be expected to lead on the firms internal legal matters, including negotiating and managing all of the firms contracts, and handing procurement matters. 

This role will provide the post-holder with a varied workload, and would suit a creative and adaptable lawyer ready to take on an integral role within a leading firm.

“Without Errington Legal’s knowledge of the legal market and strong relationships with local firms, I would not have been able to secure the role that I did”. Solicitor, Cambridge 

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact Ellie Langley at Errington Legal Recruitment.

Please be aware that salaries listed are estimates based on market averages and may vary dependent on experience. 
Errington Legal is a legal specialist recruiter covering Solicitor and Legal Support vacancies. As specialists we are able to offer candidates access to the finest legal firms in the area, excellent market knowledge, and support throughout every stage of the process (all applications are confidential).

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