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Associate Director, Legal, Compliance and Governance
  • Employer: Breast Cancer Now
  • Reference: CORP/21/167448
  • Published: Mon 04/10/2021, 14:35 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 22/10/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 35 hours, (Part-time of 28 hours per week will be considered)
  • Salary: Circa £75,000 per annum (FTE)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London, EC3N 1DY, Corporation of London

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Associate Director, Legal, Compliance and Governance

The role

To be responsible for the management of our Legal Compliance and Governance risks, developing and implementing strategies to that end with the help of a small team of lawyers and non-lawyers. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and sitting on the charity’s Organisational Management Team, the Associate Director is relied on for pragmatic, informed, intelligible advice to colleagues across the organisation on aspects such as intellectual property rights, contractual rights, disputes, data protection compliance and governance. Following the merger with Breast Cancer Care in 2019 and restructuring during the pandemic, the current Associate Director carried out a comprehensive review of the Legal Compliance and Governance function so that you will be inheriting a sound framework within which to operate and to nurture your relatively new team. This is a truly interesting and varied role and is well supported by senior management.

This role will be offered on 35 hours per week. However, we will consider offering the role on 28 hours per week if requested.

About you

You will be a confident, pragmatic lawyer with experience working in house in a senior role. You will enjoy taking time to understand the goals of your non-legal colleagues and assisting them in finding solutions that meet their business needs, whilst managing the legal and compliance risks appropriately. You are comfortable working with non-legal colleagues at all levels, gaining respect and trust. You will have a relatively new team to manage and will relish leading and developing that team. You will be professional and conscientious in your approach to work and we hope you will be inspired by Breast Cancer Now’s goal that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and is supported live well. It is not essential that you have worked in a charity previously if you are willing and keen to develop your knowledge of issues specific to the sector.

If this sounds like you and for further information on the role, please download a copy of the recruitment pack. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the role further, please contact Chay Champness – Chief Operating Officer by email at    

About us

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

We’re that trusted friend that people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they need it most. The expert authority on breast cancer research who is making breakthroughs and driving forward progress. And a vehicle for change, acting now to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care.

We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.

Although the role is based in our London office, we are following a blended approach between office and home working with a minimum of two days per week in the office for full-time staff members. Should you have any queries with regards to this please email in the first instance.

Breast Cancer Now is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.

Closing date 9am on Friday 22 October 2021

Interview and selection process

First interviews will be held on Wednesday 3 November 2021 and Thursday 4 November 2021. If it is necessary to hold second interviews, this date will be determined.