Compliance, Governance & Legal
Delivering Legal, Governance and Compliance Jobs Talent
Over the last three decades, we’ve been committed to providing the financial services market with the best talent for their legal, governance and compliance jobs. Noticeably, we’ve observed that the nature of analyst, officer and compliance manager jobs has changed over time, with compliance and legal professionals increasing influence on the activities of organisations in the finance industry.
Compliance and legal is no longer viewed as reactive but rather as a vital component of an overarching governance structure which manages risk and ensures that business goals can be met. Our consultants recognise risks in the financial sector aren’t limited in extent or duration—they can impact an organisation at any point in the project lifecycle.
McGregor Boyall assists financial services and FinTech organisations through staffing and executive search services, with successful placements of associate, assistant, advisory and compliance officer jobs, alongside head-of and director-level roles.
Our compliance and legal recruiters are dedicated to connecting talented and risk-averse candidates with organisations that must meet internal and external obligations such as those imposed by regulators like the FCA. By focusing on high-quality referrals, we’ve responded to the shift to remote working—which heightened concerns around data protection—and the increased scrutiny around fraud and targeted phishing attacks in the post-COVID world.
Our Compliance and Legal Recruiters’ Sub-Specialisms
At McGregor Boyall, our governance recruiters understand the demands on organisations to address various regulatory matters surrounding data, reporting, and professional conduct. However, the harm that can be done to business reputations—not to mention the financial fallout of fines and penalties—means that organisations cannot afford to miss out on talented professionals for compliance and legal jobs.
The governance jobs we recruit include compliance assistants, officers and managers for corporate finance, international banking and asset management firms, who have gone on to help influential organisations implement new compliance frameworks to ensure that reports and data are delivered in adherence with strict deadlines.
With our consultants based in the UK and Europe, the Middle East and North America regions, we can assist international organisations and businesses looking to expand into overseas markets, helping them access the long-term benefits a robust governance strategy can provide.
Our Industry Sectors
We aim to deliver the best talent for compliance and legal jobs across the financial industry. McGregor Boyall’s compliance and legal recruiters are all subject matter specialists who understand your organisation's obligations to comply as it scales its operations. As a result, many of our clients have utilised us as long-term staffing partners, particularly as they have grown or moved into new markets.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the financial services industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses involved in managing and investing money, such as banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and accounting firms.
Professional services recruitment involves sourcing, assessing, and placing highly skilled professionals in roles within the consulting, accounting, legal, engineering, and other related sectors. It focuses on identifying candidates with specific industry expertise and matching them with client organisations to meet their talent requirements.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the fast-moving consumer goods industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses involved in producing, distributing, and marketing consumer products with a short shelf life.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within government and non-profit organisations. This sector includes government agencies, public universities, hospitals, and other public services funded by taxpayers.
IT, Media & Entertainment
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the media and entertainment industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses involved in the creation, production, distribution, and marketing of content such as movies, TV shows, music, games, and books.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the retail industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses selling consumer goods directly to customers, such as department stores, supermarkets, speciality stores, and online retailers.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the energy industry, including businesses involved in producing, distributing, and supplying energy resources such as oil, gas, coal, renewable energy, and nuclear power.
We hire talented professionals for various job positions within the pharmaceutical industry. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses involved in the research, development, manufacturing, and distribution of drugs and medical products.
Why McGregor Boyall is the Best Choice for Compliance and Legal Jobs
Our consultants understand the changing governance landscape, having been at the forefront of talent delivery for compliance analyst and manager jobs for over three decades. We invest in training and accreditations for compliance and legal recruiters, ensuring they provide forward-thinking staffing solutions.
With the growth of data collection and data processing in all business functions, a need for continuous monitoring has arisen. As a result, organisations are receiving ever-more scrutiny on their reports and information security. As such, we are focused on removing the barriers that allow you to remain compliant through the integration of automation and dashboards for an at-a-glance overview of compliance status.
Popular Legal, Governance and Compliance Jobs
A compliance analyst role is responsible for ensuring that all governmental and compliance standards are met. Their role focuses heavily on research into regulations, legislation and policies and communicating the impact of these to business leaders and colleagues. The average salary for a compliance analyst is around £50,000, with roles typically requiring an industry-related undergraduate degree alongside professional compliance accreditation.
Compliance officer jobs require talented candidates that have an eye for detail, since they’ll ensure that all internal business processes comply with the law, as well as with their employer’s values and principles. In addition, these professionals ensure that no damage is done to an organisation’s reputation or finances through compliance mishaps. As a result of this responsibility, their salary averages out to around £40,000 per year.
Head of Risk and Compliance
The head of risk and compliance—also known as the chief compliance officer—is an essential facet of the management team. As subject matter specialists, they guide their team and ensure compliance standards are implemented company-wide. With the average salary for a head of risk and compliance hovering around £90,000, many businesses compete to offer higher salaries to compliance professionals prepared to shoulder the considerable responsibilities of CCO.
A Company Secretary is responsible for ensuring an organisation's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. They maintain corporate records, organise board meetings, and manage shareholder communications. They also guide senior management and board members on legal and corporate governance matters and monitor regulation changes.
Senior Legal Counsel
A Senior Legal Counsel provides legal advice and guidance to senior management and board members. They review contracts, policies, and other legal documents and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. They also represent the organisation in legal proceedings and provide training to employees on legal matters.
Head of Legal
The Head of Legal is responsible for managing an organisation's legal function. They provide legal advice and guidance to senior management, oversee the drafting and negotiation of contracts and other legal documents, and manage legal risks. They also ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and manage external legal counsel.
Head of Governance
The Head of Governance is responsible for overseeing an organisation's governance framework. They ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, establish and maintain policies and procedures, and oversee risk management and internal controls. They also manage relationships with stakeholders, including shareholders and board members, and ensure transparency and accountability.
A GRC Specialist is responsible for implementing and maintaining an organisation's governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) framework. They develop and implement policies and procedures, ensure compliance with regulations, and identify and assess risks. They also monitor and report on the effectiveness of risk management controls and provide recommendations for improvement.
What Our Clients Say About Us
At McGregor Boyall, we’re proud of our strong reputation and long-term relationships with our clients and candidates through our commitment to delivering exceptional talent. We’re always pleased to hear about our positive impact on the compliance, governance and legal environment.
Global Head of HR | FTSE 100 Organisation
"McGregor Boyall has exceptionally supported me from both a client and candidate perspective. As a client, I found my contact to have an unparalleled network, and they were able to present me with a selection of exceptional candidates across a range of roles when I was looking for “hard-to-find” skill sets."
Head of Technical | FMCG
"McGregor Boyall supported my site’s needs for interim managers flawlessly. They acted as the perfect business partner, listening carefully to my brief and presenting multiple candidates that were ideal for the roles."
Talent Acquisition Manager | Financial Institution
"I’ve worked with McGregor Boyall on three roles during a busy time for the internal TA team. The team not only delivered excellent candidates quickly but was also able to keep me updated and engage with all their candidates effectively."
Chief Technology Officer | Consulting
"I have worked with McGregor Boyall multiple times during my recruitment exercises and always valued their expertise and ability to source the right candidates."
Marketing Director | Financial Services
"The team at McGregor Boyall are a joy to work with. When I was a candidate, they were attentive to my needs, generous with their time and advice, and seemed genuinely invested in me finding the right role, not just placing me anywhere. I’m now working with them on the other side of the fence."
Senior Technical Business Analyst | FinTech
"McGregor Boyall are genuine and professional recruiters. My recruitment experience with the company was great. The recruiters have the right skill sets and talent to perform highly; they are true SMEs."
Product Owner | FinTech
"My recruitment partner is an absolute professional who takes care in selecting the right candidate for the role that meets both the client and business requirements. They have a vast network of clients, demonstrating their ability only to provide the best candidates."
HR Director | Membership Body/NFP
"McGregor Boyall has been a great help in supporting me whilst building our HR team. They have successfully supported me with multiple roles."
Discover Your Next Legal Secretary
McGregor Boyall’s consultants are conscious of the rapidly changing nature of the legal jobs market. They work tirelessly to connect talented legal professionals with organisations operating across all of the industries we serve. Contact our team to discuss your vacant roles and any requirements you might have.
Find Cutting-Edge Compliance Officer Jobs
The specialist compliance jobs team at McGregor Boyall possess a deep understanding of the changing needs of organisations looking to remain compliant with laws, regulations, and internal values and principles. We’re focused on working closely with candidates to ensure they’re placed in roles that match their long-term career goals, so look at our job search page to find your next compliance opportunity.