Risk and Compliance Consultant, Business Human Rights

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Categories: Experienced Lawyers, Corporate Services

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asian region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like. Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients and teams with an international network of legal leaders that spans 37 offices in 23 countries.

We value personal growth and career progression equally. Through our in-depth career coaching, focus on innovation, and international secondment program, we aim to create future leaders in the legal industry.

Your role

Risk and Compliance Advisory (RCA) is a key growth area within Allens and as a result of this growth, we are looking for a Risk and Compliance Consultant with deep expertise in Business Human Rights to be a part of our continued success in this space.

We are coordinating our efforts to bring together the right legal, process, learning and technology experts to work with our clients to anticipate and mitigate risk, overcome compliance challenges, and response to crises and investigations.

Our Risk and Compliance Advisory practice provides legal risk and compliance services to our clients across a broad range of subject matter areas including business human rights obligations (including modern slavery), anti-bribery, sanctions, AML and whistleblowing. This includes policy review, risk assessments, compliance control reviews and uplift, advice on and conduct of investigations into breaches of company policy or the law and advice on internal and external reporting practices and requirements.

It is a whole of firm initiative.

As a Risk and Compliance Consultant, your day will be varied and ever-changing however your role could typically include assisting with: 

  • Risk and compliance client matters in areas including business human rights (including modern slavery) or whistleblowing.
  • Precedent and system development across the Risk and Compliance practice. This would include identifying the different risk and compliance methodologies adopted by different practice groups across the firm and seeking to maximise consistency in methodology where appropriate and share learnings.
  • Scoping and support of execution of business development opportunities.

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity however flexibility matters at Allens, so if you are seeking hybrid working or are looking for flexibility in your work, we would be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you.

About you

You will have:

  • Risk and compliance experience with broad exposure to Business Human Rights risk, compliance and advice work gained in a professional services firm or industry.
  • An understanding of domestic law and international frameworks - preferable.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients to create practical solutions.
  • Strong ability to analyse information quickly using innovative solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Highly developed report writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prepare business development material, including proposals, case studies and other sector specific material. 
  • Hunger to build a fast growing but relatively new practice area of the firm.
  • Practising certificate or law degree desirable.
  • A desire to learn, grow, network, mentor others.

Your development

In joining Allens, you will receive unparalleled learning and development opportunities. You will be challenged, supported and guided as you learn and develop, and will be encouraged to grow. We foster greatness, and will coach and support you to meet your goals and aspirations.

Our unique Career Deal allows you to take control of your career and provides a transparent approach to career development. Our international alliance with Linklaters means we are able to support secondments all over the world.

Our perks

Our benefits include:

  • Financial: market competitive fixed remuneration , salary continuance insurance, employee recruitment referral program, discounts at hundreds of suppliers including retail outlets, health and travel insurance, charity matched funding program.
  • Health and wellbeing: fully subsidised gym memberships, annual flu vaccinations, skin checks, in-house snacks and catered meals, subsidised sporting and social activities, emergency childcare, Employee Assistance Program including confidential counselling, wellbeing coaching and financial coaching for employees and their families and regular wellbeing sessions with our in-house consulting Psychologist.
  • Flexibility: hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support you in your work and life commitments and passions, equipment to support working from home.
  • Leave: ability to purchase additional annual leave, access to an enhanced, inclusive and flexible parental leave policy – 26 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum service for permanent employees and high quality executive coaching to support the transition.
  • International opportunities: our alliance with Linklaters ensures possible secondments to many of their overseas offices.
  • Recognition: team based recognition including social activities and contribution based recognition activities, and annual Allens Values Awards to nominate and recognise the incredible contributions of our people.

Allens is also proud to invest in our communities, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

How to apply

We'd love to hear from you so please click "apply now"! If you would like to find out more, please visit "This is Allens" or listen to our Allens Confidential podcast to hear real stories from real people about life at Allens. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please phone Rebecca Lyness, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant on +61 2 9230 4616  

At Allens, our culture is made up of unique backgrounds and varying life experiences. We celebrate our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, cultural backgrounds, First Nations communities, and family and caring arrangements. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align, please express your interest by emailing us at careers@allens.com.au. The right role for you might be just around the corner!


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