Vacancy: Legal & Compliance Officer

We are looking to appoint a new Legal and Compliance Officer.
FC Offices

The Free Church of Scotland has a vacancy for a Legal & Compliance Officer. The previous post holder retired in September. This is a challenging and varied role based in the Central Offices in Edinburgh, with the option of some hybrid working.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable person to join our team of committed staff in the Church Offices to help monitor legislative and regulatory developments in areas affecting the Church; provide advice and guidance to the central organisation and to congregations; draft policies for the denomination and encourage legal compliance, and to instruct solicitors and advise congregations in relation to property transactions.

The Legal & Compliance Officer will be organised, self-motivated and have a good level of attention to detail. Experience of working in a solicitor’s office or some form of legal training would be an advantage. A good understanding of areas such as Safeguarding and Charity Regulations would be helpful. As there is a variety of possible areas the role could encompass, if you would like to have a conversation with the CEO about the expected nature of the role, we can try to arrange for that.

There is an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010 for the post holder to be a committed Christian who fully understands the nature of a local church. As such, the successful candidate will be a Christian with an active commitment to a local church congregation, who is supportive of the values, aims and ethos of the Free Church of Scotland.

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Role Description

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