Compliance Analyst (Manchester)

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Compliance Analyst (Manchester)

Job Type
Full time

We are recruiting for a Compliance Analyst to join the Risk & Compliance department, based in the firm’s head office in Spinningfields, Manchester, with occasional travel to offices in Liverpool and London.

This role will be an integral part of the risk & compliance team, with responsibility for a variety of tasks which support the firm’s risk management framework.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Law degree or equivalent legal training.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Complete procedural file reviews for all areas of the firm.
  • Monitoring and actioning SmartSearch alerts and reporting back to fee earners.
  • Handling risk & compliance queries from staff which come through to the central mailbox or via telephone.
  • Maintain the firm’s SRA records through mySRA, as well as practising certificates for solicitors and other lawyers.
  • Completing the firm’s bulking practising certificate renewal exercise.
  • Managing the new starter process for the team which involves collating regulatory questionnaires, liaising with other central teams, speaking with heads of departments regarding any file or client transfers.
  • Liaising with new starters to ensure their details are updated with the relevant regulatory board, and ensuring any relevant checks are carried out and training is completed.
  • Delivering risk & compliance induction sessions for all new starters, as well as other ad-hoc training for staff on risk issues.
  • Updating central registers, including the JMW staff list and those registers relating to logging internal breaches.
  • Dealing with data protection for the firm, such as data breaches and subject access requests.
  • Assisting in preparation for external assessments, such as Lexcel and CQS.
  • Research regarding legal and regulatory changes affecting the firm.
  • Liaising with our Client Services Team and reviewing referral agreements.
  • Supporting the risk & compliance team in a variety of day-to-day tasks.

Working for JMW  

As well as a rewarding career, JMW offer staff many other opportunities and benefits, including:

  • A minimum of 25 days' annual leave plus office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • A one hour early finish, one Friday per month
  • Two days a year to do charitable work
  • The opportunity to get involved in sports teams, hobby clubs, and social events
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • Annual promotions process open to all staff

More information about our benefits and company culture can be found on the careers home page.


To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to, stating the job reference above.