Director and Head of Debt and Guarantee Schemes

Permanent opportunity to join the established legal function of a government-owned economic development bank
Your new company
Government-owned economic development bank. It aims to increase the supply of finance (and alternative finance) dedicated to small and medium businesses (SMEs) through Government money and advisory services backed by partnership with banks, leasing companies, venture capital funds and online platforms. They believe finance is vital to growth and the scaling of innovation so tend to invest very early on in founders and entrepreneurs who have come up with phenomenal ideas or propositions across a range of industries.

Your new role
Exciting opportunity for a senior level Lawyer to join as Director and Head of Debt and Guarantee Schemes within the Legal team. The core responsibility will be to manage and oversee legal support, and to provide oversight of legal risk, to the product teams within the Bank delivering on Guarantee Schemes, funding, debt. The role will also support the activities of the wider Legal and Governance team and some national travel may be required from time to time based on business needs.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified Lawyer or Barrister in England and Wales with at least 15 years' post qualification experience, however, applicants with greater or fewer years' PQE will also be considered. Ideally, you will have a background in private practice, or in-house (for example public sector, central government department or an arm's length body) with a desire to use your legal know-how in a different, and more unique setting. You will have proven experience and knowledge in one or more of these areas: corporate, commercial, financial regulation/funds and finance, and will be confident advising on and managing complex projects and transactions within the financial services or commercial sector. The behaviours and competencies that the bank will be looking for, include, but are not limited to trust and integrity, performance and development, execution and results and innovation. Good technical and managerial skills are essential.

What you'll get in return
This is a great opportunity for a senior level Lawyer to operate at a senior level within an in-house legal team that is influenced by both the public and financial services sectors. In addition to a competitive salary, the package includes 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and the opportunity to buy and sell holiday), 15% employer pension contribution, performance related bonus, healthcare cash plan and life assurance, as well as a range of voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle. Flexible working options are also available.

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Flexible Working,Full-time
Banking & Financial Services
In-house Legal
£Competitive in-house salary + benefits
Closing date
30 May 2022

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Lottie Williams, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in London-City
4th Floor, 107 Cheapside

Telephone: 020 3465 0141

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