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Legal Counsel – Financial Services

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London


Category : Consulting - Audit

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

At a glance:

This is a blended working role, therefore your time will primarily be split between working from home and the London Head Office. However, there will also be an expectation to visit other locations as the need arises.

Contract type:

This position is a permanent role

About the role:

This is a fast paced role in a busy in-house legal team. This role will act as a business partner to the JLFS team, providing strategic legal advice that contributes to implementing John Lewis' ambition to significantly grow the JLFS business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand UK financial services regulatory framework
  • Ability to interact and advise senior stakeholders on current and new JLFS products.
  • ability to deal with a broad range of commercial issues including an understanding of consumer law, data protection and competition law.
  • Organisational skills, and a self starting mentality are paramount as the candidate needs to be able to work proactively and prioritise their workload
This role reports to the Senior Legal Counsel, Financial Services.

Essential Skills:

  • Qualified to practice as a solicitor in the United Kingdom
  • A track record of expertise of working in an FCA regulated environment
  • Commercial awareness
  • Contract review and negotiation
  • Strong project management and time management
  • Experience of working with law firms to procure legal advice
Benefits of the Partnership and the role:

  • - Hybrid Working
  • - Full - time working holiday entitlement 25 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays
  • - Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy
  • - Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years' service, you'll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not
  • - You'll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete Probation. That's 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% off electrical products) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners. You'll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount
  • - Simple cycle to work support scheme
  • - We're really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain's most beautiful areas and once you've been with us for three months, you're welcome to explore them
  • - Learn more about our extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us, visit - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/benefits/
Next Steps:

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").
  • Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 1 stage virtual interview
  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.
  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP.
  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early
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