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Risk & Compliance Senior Assistant

Business Excellence


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We are looking for a motivated and impressive Risk & Compliance Senior Assistant to join our Business Excellence team in Southampton. In this role, you will play a key part in helping to deliver the firm's risk management strategy through your direct involvement and also supporting our General Risk Counsel Matthew Sturgeon | Foot Anstey and the wider Business Excellence team. Foot Anstey's Business Excellence team is on a mission to be a recognised leader in its field and we're looking for someone to bring drive and an innovative spark to the role. As well as your day to day tasks, there will be plenty of opportunity to develop your skills and assist with more complex tasks. 

At Foot Anstey our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. We aim to provide our employees with a rewarding career and work environment with an attractive and flexible benefits scheme, as part of supporting the importance of work/life balance.  Benefits available to you include a Lifestyle Hour – a discretionary benefit to provide a fully flexible time slot for employees to take an additional hour away from work on a weekly basis. 

What you'll do

  • Manage & support delivery of risk projects within the team
  • (With training) help deliver key accreditations and annual practising certificate and other renewals for the firm
  • (With training) provide day to day support to the firm on risk & compliance issues including AML, file opening, conflicts, firm systems, policies and processes
  • Maintain risk management intranet areas and policies
  • Support with data gathering and preparing reports for various audiences
  • Assist with learning and development activities relating to risk & compliance

What we're looking for

  • Organised: excellent project- and time-management skills
  • Focused: accurate and thorough with attention to essential detail
  • Will adapt: highly flexible and pro-active
  • Collaborative: flourishes in a team; helps the team flourish, effective with all levels of the firm
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Calm achiever: works well under pressure and delivers goals
  • Enthusiastic: keen interest in law firm risk management
  • Skilled with Excel

Our offer to you

In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. We encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, along with 28 days annual leave and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy and sell holiday, managing your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters.

Why Foot Anstey?

Foot Anstey is one of the UK's fastest growing law firms. We believe in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.

Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: retail & consumer, financial services, energy, media & entertainment, developers and private wealth.

Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.

We also have a sister firm – Enable Law, a specialist medical negligence, personal injury and mental capacity practice who support individuals and their families get the answers, care and compensation they need.

Our people are critical to our success. We help our employees achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment.

We care about contributing to the communities where we live and work. The Foot Anstey Foundation provides grants to local grassroots organisations. We also partner with a number of business and community organisations.

Our aim is to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. But how we do it, is just as important as what we do. Our values guide the way we act, every day. From the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role, please contact our Recruitment Team via email in the first instance, and we will come back to you as soon as we can: [email protected]

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