Compliance Manager

Pinsent Masons
Birmingham or Glasgow
Closing date
17 Mar 2023

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Other specialist roles, Risk Management
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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Compliance Analyst / Compliance Manager

Working Hours: 9.30am – 5.30pm;

Group: Vario

Team: Flexible Services - Operations

Location: Birmingham/Glasgow/Regions. The firm operates a hybrid working model and expects employees to work from our offices, at least 3 days per week.  

Reports to: TBC

Purpose of the role:

The purpose of this role is to provide proactive and professional administrative and compliance services across the Flexible Services team. As a member of the team your role will be to assist in carrying out regulatory, financial, security and employment checks on all our Vario Consultants and behalf of our clients both in the UK and internationally.

It is important that the compliance services are delivered to the business in a manner which is consistent and aligned to the policies and procedures that are in place across the Flexible Services Business and more broadly firmwide. This role is intended to embrace a collaborative team-working approach, to fulfil the needs of our clients and the business.   

You are expected to always provide excellent customer service, making positive contributions to the success of the team, and building the business of the firm. You will need to manage your workload proactively and flexibly and perform tasks in a speedy manner.

The role will act as a gatekeeper for ensuring that we meet our regulatory and compliance obligations as well as assisting the firm in managing reputational risk.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

NB: all responsibilities to cover both UK and on occasion, international matters.#

  • Assisting in the processing and onboarding of new Vario Consultants.  This will include:
    • Ensuring all Vario Consultants hold the appropriate Right to Work documentation
    • Ensuring all Vario Consultants hold valid Practising Certificates, dependent on jurisdiction location
  • Assisting with relevant regulatory and compliance checks before a Vario consultant goes on assignment to a client, or comes into Pinsent Masons internally. This will include:
    • Ensuring relevant Right to Work documentation and a valid Practising Certificate are in place before an assignment begins
    • Undertaking an IR35 assessment where applicable and producing a Status determination statement. Taking ownership of this process, this will involve working with the relevant Vario consultant and Flexible Services account manager to collate sufficient information about the working practices to undertake the assessment.
    •  Managing the requirements of the Agency Workers Regulations with regards to comparable pay, benefits and conditions for Vario Consultants placed on assignment. Ensuring appropriate employment/security background checks have been satisfied, client and work type dependant
  • Assisting with relevant regulatory and compliance checks for Vario consultants on assignment before the point of any assignment extension. This will include:
    • Checking Right to Work documentation and Practising Certificates are and remain current for the duration of the assignment period.
    • Checking if a change in working practices requires a fresh IR35 assessment is carried out, undertaking this assessment as required.
  • Maintaining a database of client specific regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Ensuring copies of relevant regulatory and compliance paperwork for Vario Consultants and clients are properly stored on Mercury ( the CRM system used by the Flexible Services Business).
  • Preparing and issuing Key Information Documents to Vario Consultants to comply with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003.
  • Dealing with enquiries from Account Management and Operations team, Vario Consultants and at times, clients directly. 
  • Building a good rapport with internal teams and Vario consultants.
  • Taking part in team meetings
  • Assisting in training as required
  • Assisting in reviewing and updating processes to support compliance requirements
  • Identifying and implementing process and best practice improvements
  • Undertaking projects and other tasks on specific workstreams as needed (e.g adoption of an online IR35 assessment tool)

Relevant Experience:

  • Previous compliance experience in a law firm or other professional services organisation.
  • Previous experience working independently, and with a team within a law firm or professional services environment.

Desirable experience:

  • Previous experience in working with both UK and International compliance matters

Key Skills

  • Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage and prioritise tasks
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Personal qualities/behaviours

  • Professional, calm manner, robust
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to adapt to circumstances at hand
  • A self-starter who can work effectively with minimal supervision or guidance
  • Flexible and able to use own initiative, able to prioritise
  • Committed to high standards and excellence
  • Written and oral presentation skills with the ability to present confidently and clearly
  • Highly motivated
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills with the ability to interact with and be accessible to people at all levels and across many offices both in the UK and worldwide
  • Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships across the Firm and externally with clients/key affiliations.
  • Able to deal with different cultures and perspectives
  • Exhibits approach and behaviours consistent with the firm's core values of 'approachable', 'bold' and 'connected'

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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