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Compliance and Governance Counsel

Job Title: Compliance and Governance Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PP/AA/P/CGC_1521550712
Contact Name: Ashley Amakoh
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Compliance and Governance Counsel

Permanent opportunity

Based close to Reading

Our client is seeking to employ a a talented legal professional to work in their Property & Legal team, to take responsibility for developing compliance and governance internally, advising the business on all key aspects of legal and regulatory compliance. Our client play an important role in the telecommunications industry, so you'll be privy to some major programmes they are involved in.

Within this role you will be accountable for

  • Overall compliance by the business with competition law as part of the new project arrangements working with the shareholder Compliance teams to drive the right behaviours and ensure information sharing occurs in a way that is consistent with the law and our legal framework
  • Acting as the assistant Company Secretary to the Board assisting the General Counsel with the Board process as well as have responsibility for all governance queries under the project arrangements
  • All key compliance policies/projects and deliver all relevant training to the business working closely with the Assurance, Safety and Risk team

Skills & Knowledge sought:

  • Ability to drive compliance and governance in a positive way to influence behavioural change

  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to influence and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • A collaborative team player with excellent organisational skills who engages with colleagues in a proactive way

  • Proven track record of delivering compliance change in a busy commercial environment

  • Ability to communicate clearly and simply to help influence decision making at all levels of the business

  • Can embrace and manage change with a positive approach to continuous improvement

  • Computer literate with strong Microsoft Office skills


  • Demonstrable background in the compliance or regulatory sector preferably gained (in part) within an in-house environment. Competition law knowledge
  • Law degree

If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit your CV to

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