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London, United Kingdom
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01 July 2024

Legal and Compliance Consultant - 12 month FTC

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

BDO Regulatory Solutions is part of the BDO UK LLP Financial Services Advisory Practice. Helping our clients succeed is our core purpose, by transforming their operational performance.

We do this through our specialist resourcing consultancy and programme management solutions, interpreting what regulatory principles mean for your business and putting them into action.

With core strengths in Remediation & Review, Complaints Management and Outcome Testing, we collaborate to fulfil our client regulatory responsibilities, balance the operational constraints they are working within, while keeping a sharp eye on their customer outcomes.  

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

The purpose of the role is to ensure BDORS’ has a robust governance framework in place and is compliant with all internal policies and procedures as well as relevant legislation and client requirements.

The role holder will oversee the legal aspects of the business including drafting, reviewing, advising on, and negotiating client contracts. They will identify risks within the business and appropriate mitigation strategies and manage internal compliance audits.

The will horizon scan regulatory and industry developments that are relevant to our business area and share with the leadership team to support them when considering future growth.

The role also involves leading and developing a team to effectively manage legal affairs, contractor care, internal compliance audits, and stay abreast of regulatory and industry developments, thereby supporting the leadership team in strategic decision-making and fostering a culture of compliance and excellence within BDORS.

In this role you’ll:

  • Review and reporting on compliance with internal BDO policies and procedures
  • Manage client take on and conflicts management process
  • Undertake internal compliance audits across operational activities of BDORS
  • Liaise with wider business on data protection issues and manage process for any subject access requests received
  • Lead and manage audit engagements, ensuring compliance with auditing standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and implement audit plans, identifying key risks and controls.
  • Review audit workpapers, reports, and findings, providing insightful feedback and recommendations.
  • Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to team members, helping them to achieve their professional goals and maximise their potential.
  • Contribute to business development proposals and requests for information
  • Horizon scan legal and regulatory issues that may impact the business disseminating this information to other colleagues in a concise and coherent manner
  • Be responsible for all client-side reporting and required accreditations such as FSQS/Helios
  • Maintain risk log for BDORS and contribute relevant M.I. to the board on a monthly basis

You’ll be someone with:

  • Proven commercial contract negotiation experience, ideally within financial services and supported by a recognised qualification
  • Strong understanding of applicable data protection regulation
  • Good knowledge corporate governance and structures, with ability to research corporate structures and establish ultimate beneficial ownership
  • Strong knowledge of all relevant firm-wide policies and procedures with ability to train colleagues on the same
  • Willing to work as part of a team and support other members and key stakeholders.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and exemplary writing and use of grammar.
  • A solid reading comprehension with the ability to decipher technical descriptions and explain them clearly.
  • Ability to independently handle multiple, simultaneous tasks and meet tight deadlines, providing a consistent level of quality and accuracy.
  • Strong time management and organisational capabilities, including the ability to accurately benchmark project length and manage a high-volume workload.
  • Good people skills with experience of dealing with both internal and external clients, including obtaining necessary information, and identifying and raising and dealing with relevant issues.

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy.

Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.



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Success Profile

What makes a successful Legal and Compliance Consultant - 12 month FTC? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right skill level.

  • Business thinking
  • Communicating
  • Decision making
  • Developing self & others
  • Collaborating
  • Innovation & Change

Our culture at BDO

We’re a thriving business that is respectful and client-focused while remaining firmly anchored in our core purpose – helping you succeed. Our Unifying Culture encourages us to be ourselves, to be inspired, challenged, collaborative and ultimately successful.

Career Path

Your career is what you make of it at BDO. Whether you want to move into a leadership position within Audit or grow your portfolio of skills and become an expert in your field, we’ll support you all the way.


Move Up

We’ll give you access to team recognition, financial benefits and career progression opportunities that align with your interests and ambitions.


Explore new areas

You can test some possibilities before committing to a permanent change. Knowing your alternatives gives you more control over your career.


Grow in place

Master new skills and build productive relationships, deepening your knowledge, experience and specialism.



Redesign work to fit your changing personal needs including reducing your responsibilities or workload in order to better balance your lifestyle.


Move across

Identify other positions or areas of the business that better fit your skills, values or interests.



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Rewards & Benefits

We offer a wide range of core and voluntary benefits, with a few examples below.


Health and Wellness Programmes

We promote a positive working environment where our people can thrive.


Pension Plan

A Group Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions.


Private Medical

Access to private medical treatment for you and your family.


Income Protection Plan

Provides a proportion of your basic salary if you suffer a loss of earnings because of illness or injury.



Our holiday benefit enables you to purchase up to 10 days of additional leave.


Bike to work scheme

A convenient, environmentally friendly and tax-effective way to acquire a bike for travelling to and from work.