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        Director of Regulation

        Job number NT-DoR-L&G


        £70,000 per annum


        Legal and Governance


        Legal & Governance


        Predominantly home working

        Job Type

        10 - 12 months FTC

        An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Director of Regulation.

        The Director of Regulation will lead, develop and deliver CILEx Regulation’s authorisation, supervision and enforcement functions.

        Key responsibilities:

        • To be a key member of the Executive Leadership team contributing to the strategic leadership of the organisation and maintenance of an inclusive and performance driven organisational culture.
        • To identify strategic operational priorities, contribute to strategic planning and deliver those priorities in line with the Business Plan.
        • Develop and manage effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the Legal Services Board (LSB), Ministry of Justice, HM Treasury, Financial Conduct Authority, Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS), other Government Departments, insurers, front line regulators and others.
        • To contribute to the setting of the corporate budget, including the annual Practising Certificate Fee (PCF) application to the LSB.
        • To ensure effective budget management and that regulatory activities deliver best value.
        • Contribute to the development of the annual Business Plan, maintenance of the corporate risk register and preparation of the annual Regulatory Performance Assessment submission.
        • To maintain and develop effective regulatory arrangements in relation to authorisation, supervision and enforcement, indemnification and compensation.
        • Hold the post of Money Laundering Reporting Officer and ensuring CRL’s ongoing compliance with obligations to combat economic crime .
        • To lead entity and individual authorisation and supervision functions including forensic investigation and intervention arrangements.
        • To lead on client protection activities including indemnification and compensation.
        • Oversee operational risk and act as Operational Risk Manager in accordance with the strategic risk committee rules.
        • Contribute to reviews and development of corporate policy and oversee operational implementation of policy changes for areas of responsibility.
        • To lead, manage and inspire your team to enable them to deliver the highest standards of performance.
        • To role model CILEx Regulation’s values.
        • To undertake any other duties considered by the Board and CEO to be appropriate to the role of Director of Regulation.

        Qualifications and experience


        • Educated to at least degree level or equivalent.
        • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, combined with an ability to assimilate complex detail.
        • Relevant senior leadership experience gained in a complex governance environment.
        • Experience of working with a Board and a commitment to delivering Board strategy and operational effectiveness.
        • Clear understanding of the principles of good, risk-based regulation, gained in a regulator or regulated organisation.
        • Sound knowledge of regulatory sector practices and operating models.
        • Demonstrated experience of inclusive leadership and motivating diverse teams.


        • Knowledge/experience of regulation in a legal or professional services environment.
        • Knowledge and understanding of current legal education policy.
        • Knowledge of emerging technologies and their application in the workplace.

        Contact Niraj Thakkar to discuss the Director of Regulation opportunity.

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        Niraj Thakkar

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