Head of Legal, Risk and Assurance

City of Westminster, London
c.£83,000 per annum, dependent on experience, pension, free school lunch
29 May 2024
14 Jun 2024
Job Title
Head of Department
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Legal, Risk and Assurance

Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: c.£83,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Required: September 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role providing strategic leadership and advice on legal, risk and compliance issues across one of the leading schools in the centre of London.

As Head of Legal, Risk and Assurance, you will be responsible for implementing strategies to ensure secure compliance with all statutory, legal, and policy requirements across Westminster School.

You will provide high quality legal advice in a broad range of disciplines and apply appropriate judgement to decide which matters require legal input, in addition to further developing our risk management framework and policy.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and preparing regular assurance and compliance reporting to the Senior Management and Board Committees
  • Providing assurance on the management of risks and compliance with policies and procedures
  • Developing the incident management and business continuity frameworks and reporting
  • Leading the management of insurance, licensing arrangements and UK Visas and Immigration for staff and pupils.

About you

You will be a qualified lawyer with ideally a minimum of 5 years post qualified experience gained in an in-house leadership role.

You will also need experience of working in a similar or related role, managing legal, risk and compliance.

Good working knowledge of Health and Safety principles is equally important.

About the school

Westminster is one of the UK’s leading academic institutions and is the only ancient London school to occupy its original site. Situated close to Parliament and Westminster Abbey, together with the stimulating diversity of the South Bank and West End, the school has a special atmosphere.


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and discretionary Christmas stand-down period
  • Pension – Contributory Defined Contribution Scheme
  • Private medical health scheme
  • Free school lunch is provided
  • Use of school gym (restricted hours)

For further information and to apply, please click the apply button.

The deadline for applications is midday, Friday 14th June 2024.

Interviews will follow shortly after the closing date.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation.

The School is a Registered Charity (no 312728).