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Would you like to work for an innovative global law firm? We are looking for an experienced individual to be part of our Risk & Compliance team.
This role can be based in either our Sheffield or London office.   

About the role

The role supports the Head of Risk & Compliance and Joint General Counsel in identifying and managing the firm's regulatory, compliance and other professional risks and other ad hoc compliance issues and projects.  
This role focuses on advising the firm and partnership on a wide range of regulatory and risk issues.
Responsibilities will include:
- Monitoring developments in relevant law, regulation, policy and market practice

- Assisting the Head of Risk with the regular monitoring and review of compliance with the firm's existing risk policies and procedures 

- Working with senior management across the firm to design and manage implementation of risk projects to respond to key areas of risk to the firm, regulatory developments or other thematic areas of strategic development or re-investment for the firm

- Responding to pitch queries relating to risk and regulatory issues.

- Taking primary responsibility for maintaining and updating the firm’s breach and risk register 

- Delivering firm-wide training on compliance and risk 

- Working as part of an internal cross-business-service team to look at the regulatory aspects of current and new international projects

- Working with the firm’s insurance brokers on the firm’s annual PI, Cyber and D&O policy renewals

- Leading on data protection and privacy issues: engaging and influencing partners, policy decisions, and managing any follow up tasks

- Providing ongoing advice and guidance to the firm on compliance topics within the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018

About you

We are seeking an individual with experience in regulatory compliance, ideally concerning the SRA Handbook or similar regulatory regimes. A self-starter with a proactive approach to providing a legal service and managing the expectations of all audiences.
You will have 5-7 years’ experience working in risk management, preferably in an international firm.  You will be an effective project manager who can plan and prioritise workloads effectively, with knowledge of design, implementation or management of any technology-based compliance systems and processes. You should have excellent communication skills; have strong attention to detail, and the ability to demonstrate good judgement and business awareness.

About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.
Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide.
A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities 
CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Johanna Davidson, Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.  

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