Compliance Manager

Office: The position is not geographically sensitive and the successful candidate may be based at any of our existing office locations.
Job type: Full time

Hine Solicitors are currently recruiting a Compliance Manager to join its busy and growing practice.
As Compliance Manager you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the firm’s legal, compliance and regulatory policies to ensure the firm maintains its standard of legal excellence and compliance. You would be directly responsible to the Board and Tony Hine the Senior Managing Director.
The role will cover the following:-
Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), liaising with and reporting to the Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO) who is a Director in the practice.
Reporting monthly to Partners on compliance related matters.
Data Breach investigation/management and Subject Access requests handling to support the COLP who is also a Director in the practice.
Be the point of contact for receiving and dealing with suspicious activity reports (SAR) and be familiar with online reporting to NCA.
Managing the firm’s accreditations (Lexcel, CQS, WIQS).
Ensuring the firm’s AML and general policies are kept up-to-date
Keeping the Partners and staff abreast of developments in AML regulation and compliance (forwarding the FATF and sanctions lists as and when updated)
Providing compliance and AML – related training where required
Claims reporting to insurers.
Being the firm’s point of contact with the SRA and updating staff information as and when required
Managing the annual Practising Certificate renewals for the firm
Supporting the firm’s conveyancing panel memberships and applications to be added to new panels
Ensuring continued compliance in accordance with the firm’s Lexcel accreditation
Undertaking vetting of prospective staff including DBS checks and ongoing vetting of key staff.
The preferred candidate will have some prior experience of compliance and those matters set out above.
Whilst some flexibility to the role is possible, office attendance will be required. The role will involve travelling between the different offices of the firm particularly in preparation for external audits


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