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Graduate Compliance Officer (PG&R) - Leeds

Job Introduction

DACBeachcroft's Practice Governance & Risk (‘PG&R’) team is currently recruiting for 2 Compliance Officers to assist with:

  1. support, assistance and advice to colleagues across our business in respect of a range of work relating to regulatory, compliance and risk, with particular focus on data protection and information security (from a compliance and ISO27001 perspective); and
  2. supplier due diligence (before on-boarding of a supplier) and due diligence reverification (at appropriate intervals through remote or onsite audit), with a focus on risk and compliance.  Specifically, the successful candidate will work with other colleagues in PG&R to review, consider, advise and seek to resolve aspects relating to:
  • pre-contractual and contractual matters;
  • data protection (UK and EU GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 perspective);
  • Information security and continuity (from an ISO 27001 perspective); and
  • Professional regulatory (e.g. SRA’s Standards and Regulations 2019).

This offers an exciting opportunity for successful candidates to work on a varied and hybrid range of work, including other risk and compliance projects as and when required within PG&R.

Working hours: 35 hours a week.

Although the role sits within the Leeds office, DACB now operates its Flex-Forward way of working, which means the successful candidates will agree with their line manager an appropriate split of time between office and home based working.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, long term health condition or neurodiversity whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.  If this applies to you and you feel you meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy as set out in this advert then please contact in confidence, quoting the reference number for this vacancy in the subject box of your email, and a member of the Recruitment team will be in touch.

Role Responsibility

Data Protection

Duties will include (but not limited to) assisting with the following:

  • Raising data protection and information security awareness across the business;
  • Taking an active part in the implementation and monitoring of compliance with training requirements;
  • Ensuring that data protection and information security compliance is implemented into all new systems, policies and procedures;
  • Assist with handling personal data breaches;
  • Monitoring & auditing of DACB’s cloud and artificial intelligence use;
  • Dealing with data subject right requests against DACB;
  • Advising on internal queries and contracts (advising on matters affecting DACB);
  • Responding to client and supplier due diligence questionnaires;
  • Dealing with data protection & transfer impact assessments;
  • Assisting with internal and supplier audits and escalate recommendations to the DPO and Deputy DPO;
  • Assisting with the preparation of management information to report on compliance; and
  • Horizon scanning for legislative and regulatory changes that may affect our business.

Supplier Risk Management

Main responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Engage with and follow our Procurement process;
  • Review, consider, advise and seek to resolve areas of risk and compliance (as above) arising out of the supplier due diligence or reverification process;
  • Undertake remote or onsite supplier audits as and when required by the business in line with its supplier risk rating;
  • Liaise with internal colleagues and external supplier contacts;
  • Ensure that internal systems (e.g. our Procurement portal) are updated;
  • Regularly report and keep colleagues updated;
  • Assisting with the preparation of management information to report on compliance; and
  • Make recommendations for improvements.  

The Ideal Candidate

  • A recent graduate with an interest to develop their risk and compliance expertise in the above.
  • The role requires discussions with colleagues at all levels within our business, particularly Procurement and IT. The ideal candidate must therefore have strong communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Ability to analyse information and provide potential solutions in a concise way. 
  • Good attention to detail and strong administration is essential.
  • The ability to work under pressure and efficient time management to meet business priorities. 
  • The ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.
  • A good team player who is supportive of other colleagues.
  • Responds positively to change and adapts easily to new processes.
  • Good IT skills with a knowledge of Microsoft Office packages although further training can be given if required.
  • Flexibility to occasionally travel is required. This could involve staying away from home.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at

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