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Job Reference: AS891

Director of Risk

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Position: Director of Risk
  • Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Team contact: Ellie Langley

Job Description

Competitive salary
5+ PQE

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 candidate to head up a Risk and Compliance team at a top UK law firm. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual, ideally a qualified lawyer (5+PQE), to join a dynamic and growing firm in a key role.

The role can be based in either their Cambridge or London office (with the opportunity for home- working), and with some ocassional travel between offices.

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.

This role will provide the post-holder with a varied workload, and would suit a creative and adaptable candidate 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@erringtonlegal.co.uk

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).

To apply call us on 01223 803814

Team Contact: Ellie Langley

Ellie joined Errington Legal in June 2015, having come from a legal background - following completion of a Graduate Diploma in Law, she worked as a paralegal within both private practice and in-house environments. Ellie's experience of the recruitment process from the candidate's point of view helps her to bring an understanding and intuitive approach to her role with Errington Legal. Outside o…


In 2015 Eleanor helped us successfully recruit our first Group Head of Legal Affairs. As a new role to the organisation we appreciated that Eleanor took the time to speak with all of the relevant stakeholders within Cambridge Assessment to understand the type of person that would fit in well. With an understanding of our organisation she created a strong foundation that supported the search throughout its entirety. The shortlisting options that Eleanor provided highlighted just how well she knows the legal market and represented her strong understanding of our requirements. If you are looking for an expert in Legal recruiting, someone who truly understands good cultural fit, then I would recommend Errington Legal.
Liz Allan - Group HR Director , Cambridge Assessment


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