Director Legal and Governance

Closes: 18 March 2016
Location: London
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £80,000 – £120,000

Benefits package: 30 days holiday, 15 % employer’s pension contribution, life assurance, performance related bonus, long term illness protection and child care vouchers.

Director Legal and Governance Job Description


We are looking for a senior lawyer with in-house financial services experience to join the in-house Legal and Governance team at British Business Bank. In particular, we are looking for individuals with structured finance and banking experience. The job holder will provide support to the organisation by providing commercial and timely legal advice to the British Business Bank’s Product areas and Central Functions. It is essential the job holder has experience in providing advice on structuring and implementation of the Bank’s guarantee and structured debt products and providing the necessary in-house legal experience to contribute to the timely execution of transactions. The job holder will have extensive knowledge on general banking law and capital markets in order to be able to advice internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor (England and Wales) with at least 7 years’ post qualification experience. He or she will have knowledge and experience in securitisation, synthetic structures, derivatives, financial regulation. Knowledge of Public/State Aid law knowledge and experience of working on transactions with development organisations such as the European Investment Fund (EIF) will be desirable. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to build and manage successful relationships with stakeholder effectively and be able to work in a team to deliver strategic objectives and a mentor to junior team members.

Please note all candidates applying for this role should have the right to work in the U.K.

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