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Head of Legal & Compliance


Head of Legal & Compliance

Employment Type


Contract Type

Full Time

Hours per Week






Application Deadline


What you will be doing

The Head of Legal & Compliance will build and lead the legal, risk and compliance function on behalf of Muslim Aid providing leadership and supervision to the team and their work. The Head of Legal & Compliance will drive the internal processes to ensure the wider organisation is following best practice in good governance, risk management and compliance.

Since this is a new department, the role holder will have the opportunity to design and build the department from scratch and take responsibility for a wide remit including good governance, regulatory compliance, procurement and logistics, due diligence, legal, intellectual property, safeguarding, GDPR and overall organisational compliance.

See the Job Description for the full remit of the role.

Why you’ll be hired:

The successful candidate will hold a relevant degree or equivalent and be a lawyer qualified in England and Wales. You will have a minimum 5+ years experience at a senior level, a particular knowledge of GDPR and data protection, strong experience of leading an internal team, experience of business control and international exposure.

You will have the ability to work effectively at both strategic and operational levels and the ability to travel and work overseas in testing conditions and environments. You will also be highly skilled in evaluating risk and use of risk analysis techniques

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter (no more than 1 page) to