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FAQ

Please find below some of our the most commonly asked questions we receive from candidates. If the answer to your question is not here, please contact us and we will gladly come back to you.

What markets do Lawson Chase have strong coverage of?

We are a specialist Corporate Governance recruitment agency and cover positions across the whole range of Risk & Governance disciplines. The roles we most recently fill are within Risk Management, Compliance, Audit, Legal, Forensics, Information Security, Resilience, Regulatory Change and Quantitative Analytics. We primarily place candidates within these functions within Banks, Financial Services organisations and Professional Services firms.


Why should I register with Lawson Chase?

If you have experience within the Corporate Governance markets, Lawson Chase is an invaluable career partner. We have access to some of the most interesting opportunities available in the UK and internationally, many of which we run on an exclusive basis. We are the recruitment agency of choice for thousands of Corporate Governance professionals across the world. If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of using Lawson Chase, please follow this link.


How do I register with Lawson Chase?

Registering with Lawson Chase couldn’t be easier! It will take just a couple of minutes to have a direct link with our team of recruiters here. You will have the opportunity to upload your most recent resume. Having a profile with Lawson Chase’s website will also allow you to search and apply for positions you are interested in with just one click. Please follow this link to set up your account with Lawson Chase.


Can I send my CV to you without applying for a live position?

Yes. If you follow the registration guidance above, your resume will automatically be flagged to the relevant recruitment team at Lawson Chase. If we believe we have live or upcoming suitable vacancies, we’ll contact you straight away to discuss your career aspirations. Registering with Lawson Chase ensures that we will keep you on the radar for positions that we feel would be of interest to you.


If I apply for a position, when will I receive feedback from Lawson Chase?

Where possible, we will always feedback to candidates. If you have attended an interview with one of our clients, we will do our upmost to get speedy feedback to you. If you have submitted your CV for a position but not head back from us, regretfully due to the overwhelming number of CVs we receive every day we are not always able to get back to those who we feel are not strongly matched with our client’s desires for an appointment. 


I am seeking international opportunities, is this something Lawson Chase could help me with?

Absolutely! We have recruited for positions across the world and are regularly asked by clients to support them with overseas appointments, most commonly in the US, Europe and Asia. 


Do you recruit for both permanent and interim positions?

Our clients use us to find both permanent and interim Corporate Governance professionals. Whether you are seeking a new permanent role or a contract position we are well poised to help. 


I am interested in understanding how my current remuneration package benchmarks against others with similar experience. Is this something you can help me with?

Our consultants spend 100% of their time recruiting within the Corporate Governance markets and have an excellent understanding of remuneration levels within their vertical markets. Our team will be happy to walk you through an independent evaluation of where you fit within the industry pay scales.


Can you provide me with some advice on how to best structure my CV or prepare for an interview?

Please see our Candidate Advice section for some useful information about writing your CV and preparing for an interview. If one of our consultants has recommended that you apply for a role through us, we can provide guidance of how best to tailor your CV to the position you are applying for. If you are confirmed for an interview with one of our clients, we will give you as much interview preparation as possible.


I am a contract worker and due to start an assignment with Lawson Chase. How frequently will I get paid?

Our standard agreement is to pay our contract workers on a weekly basis, although the specifics of your interim assignment will be discussed with you when appropriate. 


I am a graduate and looking to embark in a career within the Corporate Governance markets. Can you support my job search?

Occasionally clients ask us to support them with entry level recruitment, although the vast majority of positions we work on are at the mid-senior level. The majority of banking, financial services and professional services firms have excellent graduate attraction and trainee programmes and there are low levels of demand for specialist agency support.