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Compliance Specialist - Commercial Legal - FTC 12 months

Remote working
Competitive salary 

Job Overview

Are you an advertising compliance specialist or a paralegal or legal counsel?

Are you ready to provide expert guidance on navigating the complex landscape of advertising regulations? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to make a significant impact!

Please note this will be a 12 months FTC

You will be a key advisor for advertorials, with a specific focus on sectors such as gambling, cosmetic surgery, and medicinal products, playing a vital role in ensuring our advertising activities adhere to regulatory standards.

Who are Reach?

You might not have heard of us but we’ve probably met without you even realising it. We’re the UK’s largest commercial news publisher, home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers.

From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, MyLondon, Birmingham Live and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people.

Job Description

As the primary advisor on advertising compliance for advertorials, with a special emphasis on sectors like gambling, cosmetic surgery, and medicinal products.

You will provide expert guidance on ASA complaints, including liaising with the ASA and business teams to resolve any issues effectively.

Depending on your level of experience you can also be involved in providing advice and guidance on a broad range of commercial matters, including technology, data privacy/protection, and trade marks.  

There is also scope to work on or support with drafting and negotiating collaboration/commercial partnership agreements, licensing agreements, marketing contracts, and more.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Specialised paralegal or qualified solicitor/legal counsel in England and Wales (although other equivalent jurisdictions considered)
  • Experienced in advertising law and regulation and experience in gambling advertising would be ideal but not essential
  • Knowledge of creative, media or advertising sectors will be helpful
  • Previous in-house experience is ideal (but not required)

The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?

  • Proven ability to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with colleagues 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate legal/regulatory issues and concepts clearly and persuasively.
  • Good Attention to detail, ensuring accuracy 
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage workload efficiently.
  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive environment, where your skills and expertise will be valued.
  • Chance to become a trusted advisor and make a meaningful impact across various business areas.

Salary & Benefits

Plus, as part of the Reach family you’ll have access to a brilliant range of benefits, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. 
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Giving back day - an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave - including maternity, paternity and adoption - and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest,
  • Ongoing support for continuous development opportunities
  • member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels
  • Help saving for your retirement 

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.