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14 days ago
13 October 2021
Inhouse Group Solicitor – Cardiff Central 12 Months FTC
We are looking for a qualified lawyer from private practice or in-house who is able to provide legal advice in an accessible and pragmatic way to a broad range of stakeholders. The role is a 12 month fixed term contract, to cover a maternity leave.Strong commercial contract and negotiating skills are essential. Experience of working in a regulated environment (such as financial services) would be advantageous, along with previous data protection or outsourcing experience.The successful candidate will have an interest in regulatory issues and will keep on top of legal developments.
What you will do:
Provide both project and day-to-day legal advice to a variety of stakeholders across the group including the Data, Commercial, Procurement and Product teams.
Lead on contract negotiations, working closely with the Procurement team to negotiate contractual terms with a range of suppliers (including IT, Marketing, Recruitment, External Legal) advising on associated legal risk and ensuring compliance with regulation (such as the outsourcing/operational resilience requirements).
Review and revise product documentation including terms and conditions, supporting documents and marketing material.
Work closely with the Commercial team, including assisting with LIBOR transition work and commercial security reviews.
Assist in the management of complaints and claims, working closely with colleagues in the Customer Services team.
Provide supervision and support to other team members, including supervision of more junior colleagues, and support where colleagues require a second opinion.
Proactively partner with assigned areas of the business to provide legal support, and prepare a regular legal update to be shared with the business on a monthly basis.
Input into the Legal team strategy and contribute to the training, learning and development of both the Legal team, and colleagues across the group
What we are looking for:
The successful candidate will be a practising solicitor/barrister NQ or more post qualification experience, sound knowledge of contract law and supporting regulations, and experience in a financial services organisation, other commercial organisation or in private practice (advising on financial services law or general commercial law).
The role holder will take ownership of their own workload, and will need the ability to work independently with limited supervision and have excellent written and oral communication skills. They will be able to translate technical legal concepts into understandable advice, which is both technically sound and shows an understanding of the relevant commercial context.
The successful candidate will be invested in their own and the team’s development, and will be able to work closely both with the Legal team, and colleagues across the wider business.
Who are the firm?
With 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the borders, the firm is one of the largest financial institutions in the UK.
It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re currently on transformational journey that will see their brand, technology, colleague and customer offerings updated and enhanced to really put the firm on the map and make them a brand and employer of choice within Wales and beyond
As a business, the firm is keen to recruit talented individuals who are interested in joining a company in which they can really make a difference. Although they have been established for nearly 160 years, they pride ourselves on a progressive culture, which encourages its employees to thrive.
What can they offer you?
As well as a great working environment with a strong family feel and plenty of opportunities for development and growth, you can expect a generous package that includes pension, bonus and incentive schemes, free life assurance cover, critical illness protection, private healthcare and the option to buy extra holiday each year. You can also be a part of their Sports & Social club which gives their colleagues access to discounted theatre, sporting and family events and to top it all off, they always have tickets up for grabs for the latest sporting events plus many more.
Are you up for the challenge?
If you are looking to pursue the next step in your career, we encourage you to apply by contacting Sarah Castle