Junior Compliance Officers - International Firm (Newcastle)

EJ Legal
10 Apr 2021
08 May 2021
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Other
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level


We are currently working with a reputable international law firm who are looking for Junior Compliance Officers to join their team in the Newcastle office. The new hires will be focusing on a range of compliance and risk issues.  

The Role of a Junior Compliance Officer

The role will be based in Newcastle with the successful new hires reporting to the Client Due Diligence Manager/Conflicts Manager in London. 

The work will be assessing and advising on either Client Due Diligence (CDD) or conflicts of interest. Individuals may be required to assist on other risk and compliance issues and where necessary project work to develop the team and its standing in the firm. 

Key responsibilities of a Junior Compliance Officer

  • Carry out CDD on new and existing clients of the firm
  • Carry out and document risk assessments on new and existing clients of the firm
  • Screen new and existing clients for increased risk indicators, including sanctions exposure, PEP exposure and reputational and financial risk exposure
  • Escalate clients posing perceived increased risks
  • Undertaking conflict searches, analysing reports and advising on potential conflicts of interests, confidentiality and disclosure issues

To be considered for the Junior Compliance Officer position you will: 

  • be a law graduate
  • have some compliance experience or demonstrable interest in compliance law
  • analytical thinker
  • minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent
  • excellent written communication and drafting skills
  • strong service orientation - a "client first" culture

For further information on this role please contact Dexanne Balana at EJ Legal on dexanneb@ejgroup.co.uk

As part of EJ Legal’s candidate registration and care process, all successful applications are responded to within 14 working days. If you have not been contacted within this timescale this means your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We may keep your details on our system on a confidential basis for future opportunities. If you would prefer us not to do this, please let us know.