Group Compliance Lawyer

Group Support Centre
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
04 Mar 2021
What you'll be doing?
Supporting the business and our divisional offices, our Head Office functions cover all departments from our Executive Board through to our support functions such as Group Design and Technical, HR, Health and Safety, IT, Sales and Marketing, Commercial, Procurement, Group Finance, Corporate Affairs, as well as Legal and Company Secretariat. We also have a specialised function – Barratt Partnerships.
While the work varies from team to team, our key requirements don’t: you must be well organised, extremely helpful and resourceful, and able to use your initiative. You’ll understand that what you do is important, and impacts on your team, the department, and the wider business.
The Group Legal function within Barratt is evolving and as part of that, the need for an experienced compliance lawyer to steer and advise the business on matters of legal compliance has been identified. The overall primary purpose of the role is to ensure the business is effectively equipped to operate in compliance with legal regulations and internal compliance policies.
You will be expected to:
  • Proactively review, update and maintain the company’s legal ethics & compliance policies to ensure these align with current laws and regulation, such policies covering matters such as anti-money laundering, anti-bribery & corruption, data protection, modern slavery, competition and other sector specific regulations
  • Evaluate the company’s current operational controls, processes and procedures in relation to matters of legal compliance, identifying areas of improvement and, working in collaboration with members of the wider group legal team and the business, ensuring efficient and effective implementation of any modifications or improvements identified, offering up ideas and suggestions as to appropriate changes which could be made
  • Regularly review and update training, guidance and other relevant materials available to the business, to facilitate effective understanding and operation of the business in accordance with the legal ethics and compliance landscape relevant to the business
  • Deal with and advice on issues of non-compliance, engaging and managing suitably qualified external lawyers and experts as appropriate, to effectively address the same
  • Oversee and direct the activities of the data subject access request administrators, to ensure the business is able to effectively and efficiently comply with its GDPR obligations
  • Report issues of non-compliance to the Group Head of Legal and assisting the Group Head of Legal with compliance reporting requirements of the Executive, the Board and other committees
  • The successful candidate will have the support of the wider team members to assist with the above. Likewise, the successful candidate will be expected to assist the wider team at peak times with the more general workload, as appropriate.
What you'll need?
To be successful in the role, we are looking for:
  • An experienced compliance lawyer (~4-7 years PQE as a guide), capable of managing a diverse workload, not only focused on reactive advice and management but also proactive engagement and steering of the business on matters of legal compliance.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Capability to advising in a commercial context
  • Experience of people/project/team management
  • Ability to manage often challenging and competing deadlines and be willing to assist others in the wider Group Legal team to do so as appropriate.

The role would suit candidates who are in house already or equally, those who are currently in private operating as a regulatory, compliance and/or data protection lawyer but who are looking to make the transition to in-house and broaden the scope of their activities

Our Company and Benefits
We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder eleven years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major house builder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic,can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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