Risk & Compliance Manager

Service Area:
Business Services
Salary Details:
About The Role
The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives

Due to continued growth and development we have fantastic opportunity to join our fast-paced award-winning Law firm. The purpose of this role is to be the main point of contact for specialist risk and compliance advice and support to colleagues and stakeholders.  Reporting to the Head of Risk & Assurance, this position will be responsible for the day to day management of the Risk & Compliance team, supporting professional development, managing the competencies, capabilities and wellbeing of the team. This is an excellent opportunity for Senior Compliance Officer looking to take the next steps in their career.

Main Responsibilities
  • Implementing and delivering the Firm’s Risk & Compliance Framework
  • Be the Firm’s main point of contact for risk and compliance queries
  • Ensuring the Firm remains compliant with all legislative and regulatory obligations including those of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Law Society of Northern Ireland, Law Society of Scotland and the Law Society of Ireland
  • Ensuring that all accreditations and standards such as ISO/PCI are maintained, and any additional accreditations are obtained
  • Supporting the MLRO, COLP, COFA, DPO and Risk Committee with compliance matters
  • Being the subject matter expert for MLR and AML processes
  • Monitoring and managing the day to day risk and compliance function
  • Managing and investigating breaches of all policies and regulations as required
  • Managing the Risk and Compliance team, including providing subject matter expert advice and supporting their professional development
  • Managing and building the Risk & Compliance team’s competencies, capabilities and ensuring the wellbeing of the team
  • Responsible for coordinating risk and compliance related projects
  • Monitor laws and regulations with possible impact on the Firm
  • Prepare and own the quarterly departmental risk and compliance reports
  • Conduct investigations to identify the root causes of any compliance/complaint issues
  • Identify, create and deliver risk and compliance training and supporting materials
  • Develop and maintain risk and compliance policies, procedures and guidance
  • Any other risk and compliance related tasks and projects as required by business need


Personal Specification
The ideal candidate will have a background in dealing with risk and compliance issues gained through working for a corporate entity, a professional body, regulator, law firm or other relevant organisation.  You will have solid experience in developing programmes and strategies to tackle risk and compliance issues faced by an organisation. With strong communication skills, be highly self-motivated and have excellent attention to detail. You will be able work at speed and be adaptable to change and will be able to build relationships with colleagues across the Firm and with senior stakeholders. You will have the confidence to take a lead in meetings, deliver presentations and deputise for the Head of Risk & Assurance where required.

To be successful in this role we believe you need to have:

  • Professional qualification in risk or compliance management or related area or 3+ years working in legal compliance
  • Extensive practical knowledge of risk management
  • Experience of responsibility in a compliance function
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of risk management tools and techniques to effectively report on risk
  • Knowledge of the SRA codes of conduct and their application in a commercial environment
  • Have proven project management skills
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Reporting skills and experience
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Confident and clear communicator
  • Flexible and adaptable to change


  • Background knowledge of the insurance and legal services industry
  • Knowledge of anti-money laundering regulations and CDD processes
  • Experience of working with regulators
  • Understanding of the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Financial Conduct Authority, Information Commissioners Office.
  • Project management qualification
  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and structures
  • Knowledge of risk, compliance and/or project management key principles, systems and standards.
  • Excel and Powerpoint savvy
Horwich Farrelly are a successful niche practice, who promote a relaxed and approachable atmosphere and operate a relaxed dress down policy.

Our full time hours are 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 7 hours per day working flexible hours between 6am to 9pm.   

All our employees receive range of company benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Reduced gym memberships;
  • Training bursaries;
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays;
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Perks at work

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