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Senior Legal Counsel and Compliance Mgr in Peterborough


Job description

175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'  Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.  Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.  Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.



Based in Peterborough


About the role

In this role you’ll effectively develop, implement and maintain the strategic approach to all aspects of regulatory compliance  on behalf of the UK&I business.  Providing practical advice, delivering effective solutions and ensuring that all UK&I employees are aware of the legal framework in which the business operates and the obligations in respect thereof.  The scope of this role will include all aspects of legal compliance, with a specific focus on UK & EU data protection legislation for all parts of the UK business and supporting the Group Data Protection Officer; legislative obligations relating to AML and CTF as they impact on the UK Retail network and Foreign Exchange operation and UK and EU Competition legislation, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and our Group Code of Conduct.


What will you bring to the role?

  • A relevant degree 
  • Significant compliance and commercial experience, preferably in a consumer environment
  • English qualified lawyer with proven post qualification experience having trained and/or worked in a UK law firm and/or in-house in a UK listed company
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to work under own initiative
  • Resilient and able to work at a fast pace whilst managing multiple priorities and stakeholders
  • Analytically astute and able to demonstrate an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system, able to handle situations and problems with innovation & creativity
  • Excellent technical legal knowledge with a keen commercial focus
  • Adept in combining compliance and risk management requirements with delivery of an ambitious business transformation agenda
  • Strong financial awareness, able to control costs and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value
  • Keen focus on customer satisfaction and delivery of high quality compliance (incorporating legal aspects) service to the business segments/markets
  • Knowledge of data protection requirements in Europe highly desirable
  • Experience of working in a travel or other relevant retail organisation would be useful, but not essential
  • Experience of preparing and / or delivering training and advice to various business areas would be useful


What can we offer you?

In return for your valuable contribution to the business you’ll receive a competitive salary, bonus, car allowance, private medical insurance, excellent holiday concessions, industry leading training, a contributory pension and a great flexible benefits package.  As a large global travel business with employees based throughout the world; including overseas, tour operations and an airline, the sky really is the limit for your career progression.


Who are we?

Thomas Cook is the largest high street travel business in the UK.  Our timeless spirit of innovation started in 1841 and it is this that makes us stand out from the crowd.  We are very proud to serve more than 20 million customers who choose to travel with us each year.  Thomas Cook Group plc. is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of £7.8 billion in the year ended 30 September 2015. Thomas Cook is supported by 21,813 employees and operates from 15 source markets; it is number one or two (by revenue) in all its core markets.  Thomas Cook Group plc.’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (TCG).


Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.  As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.  We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Further Information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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