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Legal Advisor

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A leading financial services provider is looking to employ a Legal Advisor to provide legal advise to business unit to mitigate risk to the business.


  • Build and sustain business relations to ensure satisfied internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure continued satisfaction of stakeholders by meeting turnaround times for requests and identifying and addressing issues or concerns through the provision of risk advice
  • Optimise new product development policy execution by ensuring alignment between all stakeholders and relevant business processes.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations by providing management information risk, analytics, insights and strategic motivation resulting in the optimal management of these risk disciplines
  • Participate in and provide advice to board, Executive Committee, Management Committee and sub committees on governance, regulatory, procedural and practice matters by attending, preparing and submitting papers, challenging and monitoring
  • Manage the relationship between Old Mutual and the Business Group to ensure alignment and embedding by Business Group of Old Mutual policies and the Group Operating Manual
  • Contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in the Business Culture building initiatives (e.g. staff surveys etc.)
  • Research and provide training to staff on risk
  • Participate and support corporate responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy
  • Seek opportunities to improve business processes, models and systems by identifying and recommending effective ways to operate and adding value to the Business
  • Optimise the risk management performance of the Business Group by assisting business to identify, recommend (through reporting, insights and risk analytics) and execute risk management strategies within the Group's defined risk appetite
  • Provide risk advice to assist and enable business to achieve its risk objectives by developing, managing and executing policies, procedures, practices of a risk nature
  • Provide strategic recommendations that are well supported through insights to relevant decision-making body to improve risk management processes and practices
  • Manage risk by developing mandates for an effective risk management structure
  • Meet internal stakeholder requirements by providing governance, policy and advisory services
  • Report on the risk management process by generating and presenting risk reports
  • Ensure the requirements of risk, governance and compliance are addressed by embedding a risk culture within the Business
  • Provide advice by responding to ad hoc risk requests and queries
  • Support the achievement of the business strategy, objectives and values by reviewing the Business and Business Unit Plan and ensuring delivered systems, process, services and solutions are aligned
  • Improve personal capability and stay abreast of developments in field of expertise by identifying training courses and career progression for self through input and feedback from managers
  • Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities by ensuring all learning activities are completed, experience practiced and certifications obtained and/or maintained within specified time frames
  • Enable skilling and required corrective action to take place by sharing knowledge and industry trends with team and stakeholders during formal and informal interaction
  • Obtain buy-in for developing new and/or enhanced processes (e.g. operational processes) that will improve the functioning of stakeholders' businesses by highlighting benefits in support of the implementation of recommendations


Essential Qualification

  • BProc / LLB / equivalent legal degree.
  • Admitted attorney or advocate
  • Admission as a conveyancer would be beneficial

Preferred Certifications

Type of Exposure

  • Coaching and mentoring others
  • Identifying business risks
  • Making legal decisions
  • Assessing legal compliance
  • Drafting legal agreements, opinions and letters
  • Managing legal risks
  • Networking and building relationships
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with peers / subordinates / managers

Minimum Experience Level

  • Minimum 3 years in commercial drafting relating to secured lending, with a working knowledge of Specialised Lending transactions
  • Good knowledge and understanding of conveyancing and mortgage bond registrations
  • Working knowledge of the National Credit Act, Companies Act, Deeds Registries Act, Sectional Title Act, Trust Property Control Act, Insolvency Act and Rules of Court
  • Experience in a banking litigation or banking recoveries environment and understanding of civil procedure, particularly working with Private Banking or Specialised Lending transactions, would be advantageous

Technical / Professional Knowledge

  • Business principles
  • Business writing
  • Governance, Risk and Controls
  • Relevant regulatory knowledge
  • Relevant software and systems knowledge
  • Stakeholder management
  • Management information and reporting principles, tools and mechanisms

 Behavioural Competencies

  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Managing Work
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
  • Continuous Learning
  • Innovation

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North