NatWest Group

Head of Legal, Asset & Invoice Finance

NatWest Group

Sep 23rd, 2022
We’re a business that understands when our customers and people succeed, our communities succeed, and our economy thrives. As part of our purpose, we’re looking at how we can drive change for our communities in enterprise, learning and climate.

As one of the leading supporters of UK business, we’re prioritising enterprise as a force of change. We’re focusing on the people and communities who have traditionally faced the highest barriers to entry and figuring out ways to remove these constraints.

Learning is also key to our continued growth as a company in an ever changing and increasingly digital world. By setting a dynamic and leading learning culture, our employees prosper, and our customers are given the tools to continue to improve their financial capability and confidence.

One of the biggest challenges we all face in our future is climate change. That’s why we’ve put it right at the core of our purpose. We want to champion climate solutions with financing and entrepreneurial support, fully embed climate into our culture and decision making, and be climate positive by 2025.

We’re committed to using our purpose to break down barriers, drive change and ultimately create a great place to work.
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Our people work differently depending on their jobs and needs. From home working to job sharing, visit the remote and flexible working page on our website to find out more.

This role is based in the United Kingdom and as such all normal working days must be carried out in the United Kingdom.

Join us as a Head of Legal for Asset & Invoice Finance

  • In this high-profile role, you’ll lead a team to deliver the legal strategy and provide expert, accurate and cost-effective legal advice
  • Your role will sit within our Commercial & Private Banking business area, so we’ll need you to have an understanding of associated legal issues
  • More specifically, you will support our asset and invoice finance businesses
  • You’ll be recognized as an expert in asset and invoice finance, and be exposed to stakeholders across the bank and externally

What you’ll do

We’re looking for an experienced Legal Counsel to manage and coordinate the delivery of legal advice to our asset and invoice finance businesses. You’ll work closely with stakeholders and legal colleagues to ensure the timely, effective and efficient delivery of all issues, projects and initiatives, either directly or through a team.

Additionally, you’ll be:

  • Leading, managing, motivating and developing a small team of SME lawyers
  • Making sure that legal advice is readily understandable to non-lawyers, delivered within relevant timescales, and manages and minimises legal risks
  • Delivering continuous improvement in operating practices and processes, including identifying efficiencies, improvements and opportunities to reduce costs
  • Making sure that your team provide the communication of internal and external legal advice and help to deliver transactions and projects to stakeholders in a commercial way
  • Managing legal costs and driving a culture of disciplined cost management and controls

The skills you’ll need

We’ll expect you to have in depth knowledge of asset and invoice finance and general knowledge of banking law and practice, with significant experience in the financial services industry. We’ll also expect you to have the ability to manage stakeholders and establish strong relationships across the bank. Strong leadership skills are a must, coupled with experience of organising and motivating teams of professionals.

You’ll also need:

  • Industry level knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment and issues within commercial and private banking
  • The ability to keep up to date with and share relevant legal and market developments
  • Expert knowledge of asset and invoice finance business activities and products
  • The ability to recognise issues of strategic, legal or reputational importance and evaluate and direct how they should be addressed and resolved
  • Significant experience of navigating and leading others through periods of change and uncertainty
  • Significant experience of understanding and navigating complexity to provide holistic support and advice – to businesses and teams Experience of providing governance support and related advice to legal entities in a financial services context

You’ll be based in and around London and join a highly regarded team which works on a remote first basis and has excellent relationships across internal stakeholders.

If you need any adjustments to support your application, such as information in alternative formats or special requirements to access our buildings, or if you’re eligible under the Disability Confident Scheme please contact us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach NatWest Group directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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