Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Birmingham


Legal Counsel - 90220743
Primary Location:UK-West Midlands-Birmingham
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:11 Mar 2019 - Ongoing
Job Title            Legal Counsel, AVP
Location           Birmingham
IAR                    no
About Us
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-term sustainable returns.
About Legal
The Legal function provides legal advice to all of Barclays’ businesses and infrastructure functions, including areas such as transactional support, litigation management, commercial contract support and general legal advice, and provides dedicated business-aligned support to all divisions of the Group.
About the Central Legal Team
The CLT was established in July 2015 and forms part of the wider legal function at Barclays.  It provides a range of legal services to colleagues across the world.  The team takes pride in building strong relationships across the bank, facilitating the provision of a collaborative, highly efficient and quality legal service. The CLT is a strong community of legal professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds including in-house and private practice with experience in sectors including financial services, energy, chemicals, renewable energy, and real estate.  The team has a focus on collaboration, support, empowerment, quality, excellence and opportunity.
Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.
Overall purpose of role
To support the Barclays Group General Counsel in identifying and managing legal and regulatory risk across the Barclays businesses.
Stakeholder Management and Leadership
The key stakeholders for this role are:
•              Relevant members of business teams across the organisation and the Procurement function.
•              The General Counsels, Heads of Legal and appropriate members of the legal teams supporting business areas across the organisation.
This role will require highly effective interpersonal skills and both presence and impact, as well as the ability to effectively and concisely communicate legally complex concepts and key issues and ideas in written and oral communications.  Also necessary are the ability to listen well and interface with all levels and departments effectively to ensure timely and effective delivery of information.  The ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with legal and business stakeholders as well as manage stakeholder expectations effectively are all key skills. 
Decision-making and Problem Solving
The following are essential skills for the role:
Strong analytical ability, solves complex problems creatively and effectively, and proactively maintains specialist skills and knowledge at leading edge standard in order to fulfil the role.  Proficient use of technology.
Organisational awareness – the ability to see the “bigger picture” and recognise the impact and opportunities of activities across the organisation.  Explicitly seeking to understand and support the goals and objectives of others. Removing duplicated effort. Making cost effective procedural changes to improve customer experience.
Is focused on client and solutions and has the ability to create an effective network within the legal function and broader business.
Pre-empting problems and creating innovative business solutions and communications as well as the ability to evaluate financial implications.
Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.
Displays a strong understanding of the risk & control framework (especially legal key risks), exercises sound risk based judgment, complies with policies, focused

About the company

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date.

Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.

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