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Job Reference: 2 2 9 3 2 0 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Level 5

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 17th May

Recruitment Partner: Lizzy Parfitt

About the role

The Risk and Compliance Manager will provide critical support to the VP General Counsel, Boots and report to the Head of Compliance & Trading Law within the in‑house legal team at Boots. You will drive a robust compliance and ethics program within Boots and the No7 Beauty Company. You will also play a crucial role in helping Boots and the No7 Beauty Company to comply with applicable legal, regulatory and internal policy requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the VP General Counsel, Boots and Head of Compliance & Trading Law to drive a positive culture of compliance and ethics across Boots (Boots UK, Boots Retail (Ireland) and Boots Opticians) and the No7 Beauty Company.
  • Support the business to implement and document processes and procedures that demonstrate legal, regulatory and internal Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) policy compliance.
  • Being an active member of the Boots Policy Hub, overseeing WBA policy implementation within Boots.
  • Facilitating the documentation of internal policy governance processes, developing and maintaining template documents to ensure future consistency, including responsibility for maintaining a comprehensive compliance manual.
  • Playing an active role in the Boots and No7 Beauty Company Governance, Risk and Compliance meetings.
  • Be responsible for conducting periodic compliance risk assessments resulting in the identification of emerging business risks and quantifying any impact.
  • Being accountable for producing compliance reporting dashboards allowing the VP General Counsel, Boots to see an overview of all compliance matters at any point in time.
  • Producing a written update for the VP General Counsel to brief the Boots Executive team on the monthly basis.
  • Managing the internal “whistleblowing” system and ensure that all case handlers have access to a comprehensive training package.
  • Monitoring and managing completion of mandatory training packages for Boots and No7 Beauty Company team members.
  • Managing and updating the Boots Compliance Manual.

What you’ll need to have

  • A track record and experience in business governance, risk and compliance.
  • Attention to detail, including drafting internal compliance related policies and procedures.
  • Auditing experience with a focus on business processes and procedures would be advantageous, but not mandatory.
  • Logical thinking and the ability to implement compliance related processes and procedures.
  • Clear and effective communication skills, particularly when dealing with senior business leaders.
  • Ability to facilitate and drive the compliance and ethics culture within the business.
  • Strong reporting and analytical skills to provide the business with a holistic view of overall compliance matters at any point in time.

It would be great if you also have

  • A governance risk and compliance, internal audit or financial controls background / qualification would be beneficial.
  • The ability to interpret legislation and apply its principles.
  • The ability to automate compliance reporting via Microsoft Power Automate is desirable.

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

At Boots, we foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we change for the better.

What's next

If your application is successful, our recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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