Compliance Officer

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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and energetic person to lead the development of a compliance framework of a newly created Government Agency including the education of key stakeholders. The role will favour a self-starter and process orientated thinker used to working across all business units. The Agency requires someone who is willing to design, plan and execute a compliance framework.

Key Objectives / Accountabilities:

The successful candidate will ensure effective management of compliance and Government reporting.


Reporting to the Head of Finance, this is a hands-on role that offers significant responsibility and opportunities for the right candidate to advance their career and support the strategy of the agency.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the corporate governance and regulatory requirements of the Agency including oversight of compliance with the Code of Practice for Public Bodies and the day to day management of compliance
  • Ensuring all obligations laid down by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government are met including evaluation and completion of compliance checklists and including the completion of any compliance reporting
  • Act as a control and advisory function for the Agency and support the Head of Finance
  • Manage the LDA’s legal obligations under Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act
  • Act as Data Protection Officer in drafting and updating policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Data Protection Laws including undertaking data protection compliance monitoring activities
  • Assist in management of internal audit by identification and escalation of issues where testing has identified non-compliance
  • Review the publication of the Agency’s policies and disclosure requirements
  • Conducting annual reviews of policies and suggesting updates for changes in legislation
  • Manage any compliance audits by relevant bodies and participate in projects as required
  • Design and deliver compliance training to business units
  • Participate in recruitment of team members, supervise any staff assigned to you, including the coaching and mentoring of team members, performance management, etc.
  • Undertaking other duties as delegated


Knowledge & Experience:


Essential Criteria


  • Previous hands on experience in a compliance role and ability to “roll up sleeves” and take ownership of compliance function
  • Track record of working to own initiative and delivering outcomes to a professional standard
  • High level of accuracy and attention to details
  • Superior investigative and resolution techniques
  • Minimum 2years years’ experience with data protection
  • Experience working to tight deadlines and experience interacting with senior management


Desired Criteria

  • Relevant 3rd level or professional qualification in law or other relevant discipline


Competency Profile:


Business Competencies

Task and solution orientated

Problem solving skills


People Competencies   

Self -motivated and focused

Ambition to lead compliance function

Ability to work independently and collaborate across different functional teams

Strong written and verbal communication skills with clarity of delivery.

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