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Reference: 52688

Date Added: 11 September 2015
Closing Date: 23 September 2015

Job Title: Director of Compliance

Working For: In Campaign (EU Referendum)

Location: London

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Length of Contract:

Job Details

Reporting to: Executive Director.

Role description

The Director of Compliance will work in the Executive Team of the ‘In Campaign’ on all legal and regulatory aspects of the campaign. As a critical member of the team, this Director will put structures in place for the fulfilment of all its legal obligations.

The Director of Compliance will ensure that the campaign understands the legal and regulatory framework under which the ‘In Campaign’ will operate, ensure understanding and adherence to legal and regulatory obligations across the scope of operations and provide advice and challenge where required.

The Director of Compliance will have an important management role including over the fundraising team, accounting team and relationships with campaign lawyers.

Essential Experience

• Working in a political or campaign environment and exercising political judgement
• Preparing clear briefings on legal aspects of campaigns for both internal and external audiences
• Working with and advising lawyers
• Successfully managing a team, setting individual objectives and ensuring adequate performance by team members
• Being a budget holder and successfully oversight of financial arrangements
• Clearly summarising legislation, legal rulings and/or regulatory advice for a wide range of audiences
• Working in a fast-paced environment and to tight deadlines

Desirable experience

• A legal or accounting background
• Resource planning

Personal skills and attributes

• An understanding of the laws governing elections, campaigning organisations, political parties and referendums
• Knowledge of the UK political landscape surrounding the EU referendum campaign
• Excellent organisational skills
• Problem-solving skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A good team player with a commitment to sharing knowledge, best-practice, and the informal development of others
• Sound judgment, effective decision-making and personal accountability
• Ability to think and plan, strategically, tactically and practically

Closing Date: 23 September 2015

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews currently scheduled for the week beginning 28 September.

Start date ASAP.

Application Details

Please apply by submitting your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a maximum 500-word statement outlining the legal challenges facing the ‘In Campaign’ and how your knowledge, skills and experience would be of benefit in this role in helping to meet those challenges. These should be sent to theincampaign@gmail.com.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact theincampaign@gmail.com to arrange a time to speak with the Executive Director. Please ensure you specify the role you are considering applying for.

Website: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/20/will-straw-to-help-lead-all-party-campaign-to-stay-in-eu

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