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Compliance Team Manager


Gillespie Macandrew has an excellent opportunity for a Compliance Team Manager to join our Compliance team based in our Edinburgh office. The role is to provide assistance to the Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (DMLRO) and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) in achieving compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Some of the duties will include:

  • Undertake line management of the Compliance Team and all its operations.
  • Manage the reporting of Management Information (M.I) and other data relating to the Compliance Teams workloads and trends.
  • Work with others including the DMLRO/MLRO to review and develop AML business processes for the firm supporting operational process improvement to increase efficiency and output.
  • Ability to deputise (subject to training and experience) and progress matters accordingly on behalf of the DMLRO/MLRO.
  • Identify the existence of any potential AML issues and escalate such issues to the DMLRO/MLRO as required.
  • Assist with the successful submission of the Firm`s Annual AML Certificate to the regulator – The Law Society of Scotland.
  • Conduct required client due diligence checks and review information obtained from clients in line with the Firm’s Anti Money Laundering (AML), Client Onboarding and KYC (Know your Client) policies, controls and procedures.

Person specification:

  • This role requires a team player who possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the confidence and ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships both with internal and external parties.
  • You will have the ability to prioritise and make balanced decisions, follow through on these decisions, anticipate future risks and take appropriate action to address these risks.
  • We welcome applications from candidates with a good track record in delivering similar outcomes to those detailed within the role duties and responsibilities.
  • The successful candidate will have line management experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office. Knowledge and experience of Envision, SmartSearch, AMIQUS and/or other Legal Practice Management Systems is desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career in a professional and rewarding environment.  A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that they value the diversity of their workforce.


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