Director of Risk and Compliance

This is a broad and varied role, covering all aspects of compliance and risk related matters as they pertain to a limited liability partnership (LLP).

Location: Belfast
Contract: Permanent


This is a broad and varied role where the Director of Risk & compliance will work alongside the Managing Partner and the risk committee and will develop a robust compliance, governance and risk management strategy and framework. This will involve working closely with the SRA and other legislative bodies. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a senior level in a very successful business and work as part of the senior leadership team to drive change.


  • Providing advice and guidance to include AML, data protection, other regulatory requirements
  • Be responsible for maintenance of the firm's risk register and conducting firm wide risk assessments
  • Maintenance of complaints and PI claims
  • Driving firm-wide change and being responsible for creating a robust "culture of compliance."
  • Conducting regular reviews of the firms internal policies and procedures
  • Assisting with the role out of new frameworks to include ISO accreditations
  • Any other duties as reasonably required

The person:

  • Previous experience of working in senior risk and compliance role within a professional services organisation to include a law firm, financial services, banking or an accountancy practice
  • Previous experience and knowledge of AML and financial crime
  • Some knowledge of the SRA handbook would be very desirable or if not ability to learn this quickly
  • Ability to set and manage key stakeholders expectations
  • Experience in analysing and drafting regulatory plans, policies, procedures and controls
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels within a business or even external agents.

Applicants should apply by emailing a covering letter and CV to: Marie McKeown, Human Resources Manager.