Legal Counsel Job Opportunity – Barclays Bank UK

Job Title:       Legal
Counsel
Organisation: Barclays
Bank UK
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Legal
About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a
British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in
London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and
investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit
cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48
million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42
trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary:   The Legal Counsel will be developing and
delivering strategic legal risk management initiatives. The incumbent will be
ensuring best practices are adopted and guidelines complied with, and that all
activities comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations. The jobholder
will also assist the Company Secretary in the management of Board. The
incumbent will provide support in management of litigation and non-litigation
matters, report the status and ensure there are clear strategies to resolve
each case. The jobholder will also be ensuring that all aspects of legal risk
are identified covered and controlled in the implementation of new projects,
systems, procedures and products.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Legal: 70%
  • Developing and delivering strategic
    legal risk management initiatives.
  • Ensuring best practices are adopted and
    guidelines complied with, and that all activities comply with applicable
    laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ensuring that changes and developments
    in legislation, regulations, guidelines and practices affecting the
    business are analyzed, evaluated and reported as required.
  • Supporting the Business in the long-term
    growth of the business by providing pragmatic and effective legal advice
    to manage legal risk across the business and assist in the design and
    implementation of procedures to manage, at an appropriate level, this
    risk.
  • Ensuring that all aspects of legal risk
    are identified covered and controlled in the implementation of new
    projects, systems, procedures and products.
  • Positively adapts to change and adjusts
    approach to provide solutions.
  • Develops strong networks across the
    organization to get things done.
  • Exhibits ability to negotiate and
    influence positively to get things done.
  • Clear and confident communicator who
    tailors message according to audience.
  • To assist the Company Secretary in the
    management of Board.
BBS & CR and
Retail Collections: 30%
Barclays Business Support & Corporate Recoveries (BBS
& CR) and Collections:
  • Supporting the Business in the long-term
    growth of the business by providing pragmatic and effective legal advice
    to manage legal risk across BBS & CR and Retail Collections and assist
    in the design and implementation of procedures to manage legal risk.
  • Ensuring that all aspects of legal risk
    are identified covered and controlled in the implementation of case
    management strategies, new projects, systems, procedures and products.
  • Monitoring performance on external
    lawyers supporting BBS & CR and Retail Collections.
  • Managing and controlling external legal
    resources in terms of cost. 
  • Act as liaison between banking personnel and
    external legal advisors as appropriate.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Barclays
    Bank Legal Counsel job placement should hold a Bachelor of Laws (LLB);
    qualified advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
  • Five years of experience in Commercial,
    Conveyance and Contract law.
  • Experience of a significant number of
    those areas of law relevant to the role namely Company Law, lending,
    products, litigation, and commercial contracts.
  • Strong technical legal ability.
  • Knowledge of Financial Services sector.
  • Wide experience and full understanding
    of legal risk management.
  • Strong commercial focus
  • Analytical, problem solving skills with
    the ability to develop imaginative solutions
  • Networking skills
  • Good communication skills – oral and
    written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Good report writings skills
  • Administrative skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Excellent computer skills.
How to Apply:
If you feel
challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key
deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current
curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment
website detail below:
Barclays is an equal
opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and
rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
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