Salary: Up to £79,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Part of the General Counsel Function for the Society, the Senior Legal Counsel reports to the Managing Counsel for the Commercial team.

The Senior Legal Counsel provides legally sound and commercially pragmatic advice on a range of matters, helping to manage risk (legal, reputational or compliance) while supporting the Society’s wider goals.

The focus is on advising stakeholders on commercial contracts, ensuring each is negotiated in line with regulatory requirements and the Society’s risk appetite.

The role also entails responding to queries from stakeholders, engaging with external experts and collaborating closely with other teams from the General Counsel Function and wider Society.

Ensuring that the Society remains compliant with legal and regulatory requirements in the commercial arena and acts in accordance with internal policies and procedures, are among the key priorities.

Hours: 35, Mon-Fri
Location: Hybrid (At least one day p/w on Coventry site)
Closing date:8/12/23

Benefits include:

  • 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
    Annual pay review
  • Discretionary bonus scheme up to 20%
  • Buy and sell holiday allowance.
  • Personal pension with matched contributions
  • Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.
  • Extensive wellbeing support

You and your abilities

Accustomed to a fast-paced and complex working environment, you’ll have a sustained track record of advising colleagues in a commercially sound and common-sense manner.

As part of the Commercial team and the wider General Counsel Function, you’ll be able to identify areas for improvement and work with team members and impacted stakeholders to implement practical solutions.

You’ll have strong analytical, drafting and negotiating skills, ideally forged in a financial services or other regulated environment. Experience in outsourcing, business continuity, operational resilience and data protection would also be an advantage.

A natural leader, your ability to assess team capacity, delegate matters, guide and support, as well as act as an escalation point will result in high quality work from your team.

Our Society and its beliefs

As a mutual, we’ve always worked together to improve the lives of others. Now the second largest Building Society in the UK, over 3,000 of us share that goal, in our branches and Head Office. Our benefits go beyond basic pay, with a discretionary bonus scheme, a culture of reward and recognition and total support for our wellbeing.

We’re serious about equality, of race, age, faith, disability and sexual orientation, but also of personality and the way we think. By being yourself, you’ll make us stronger.

So come and do the most important work of your career, in a Society that’s been voted a ‘Great Place to Work’ by the people who work there.

Flexibility and why it matters.

We understand the need for flexibility, so wherever possible, we’ll consider alternative working patterns. Have a chat with us before you apply to see what the possibilities are for this role.

Location: Coventry-Binley Business Park

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