Odgers Berndtson

  • Compliance Officer

    Job Locations UK-London, England
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(02/01/2019 12:48)
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    Odgers Berndtson
    Position Type
    Temporary Full-Time
  • About the role

    The Compliance Officer position is a new role that has been established to reinforce the firm's growing emphasis on all aspects of quality and process, as it grows and becomes more globally connected.

    Adherence to the relevant legislation and our own internal policies is of increasing importance to the firm's ability to deliver and should be a key differentiator. Recent changes in legislation (GDPR) and more to follow lead, us to believe the Search industry will become more regulated. Acting as a leader in this space is therefore important and this role will play a key part in that.

    Reporting to the Head of Information and Knowledge Management, the job-holder will review, design, implement and execute the firm's processes for ensuring robust adherence to all the necessary legislation and the firm's own policies. The successful post-holder will be able not just to implement best practice but will also be able to work closely with key stake-holders in the business to ensure compliance.


    • Design and conduct regular internal audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed
    • Identify specific compliance issues where they arise that require follow-up or investigation. Where appropriate, conduct the internal investigation of these issues
    • Assess key areas of compliance and develop practical risk management strategies
    • Design and disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities
    • Act as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or dilemmas, or report irregularities.
    • Maintain documentation of regular compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes
    • Identify and discuss emerging compliance issues with relevant stake-holders
    • Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards
    • Verify that all firm and regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated

    About you

    • A rigorous, methodical approach and excellent attention to detail
    • Utterly discreet
    • An ability to learn quickly
    • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
    • Can work well under pressure
    • Outstanding communication skills both verbally and in writing
    • A team player
    • Professional, organised and focused
    • Lead by example and uphold the culture, philosophy, professionalism, ethics and quality of the Odgers Berndtson brand
    • Respectful, thoughtful and non-hierarchical in order to promote a culture that is empowering to work in

    About us

    Odgers Berndtson is one of the world’s largest Global Executive Search firms. Our reputation for excellence and integrity has been established over 50 years and we are a company driven by our clients, not outside shareholders.


    The aim of our organisation is to act as trusted advisors to our clients and candidates and to engage the very best talent for the most influential roles across a wide variety of industries. The service we deliver is creative, insightful and most importantly, in partnership; whilst being a global organisation, we pride ourselves on maintaining personable relationships.


    At Odgers Berndtson, you will find a meritocratic, collegiate environment where you can expect to find support, training and career development. In return, we expect your commitment, self-motivation and the ability to drive your own career.


    We operate out of a prestigious City of London head office, with regional offices around the UK and 58 offices worldwide, across 29 countries. We have over 250 partners specialising in over 50 sectors and have over 50 years’ experience.  For full details of our organisation please visit www.odgersberndtson.com

    What’s on offer?

    A highly competitive base salary is supplemented by a benefits package  and discretionary bonus

    ¾25 days Annual leave + 3 gift days for the Christmas closure + bank holidays

    ¾Private Medical Insurance with Bupa and cash plan with Simply Health

    ¾Group Company Pension

    ¾Season Ticket Loan

    ¾Give As You Earn

    ¾Group Income Protection

    ¾Group Life Assurance

    ¾Employee Assistance Programme

    ¾Charity Day

    Other informal benefits

    ¾On-boarding, induction training and ongoing professional development

    ¾Bicycle storage and showers on each floor

    ¾Various sporting and social events run by our CSR team

    ¾Peer to Peer learning sessions




    Odgers Berndtson is committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce through the attraction, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people. We want people to be comfortable bringing their whole self to work and recognise that inclusion brings further opportunities for innovation and creativity.


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