Lawyer, Group Legal, Group Operations & Commercial Legal - flexible working options
At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose - to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.
The team provides strategic legal advice to support stakeholders across the organisation, particularly the Group's Sourcing, Payments and Property teams. The work is varied, fast paced and will provide great insight into the operations, technology and strategy of the Group!
Could you help us make this possible?
This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercial contracts lawyer to join a collaborative and friendly team which works on projects central to delivering the Group's strategy. This will include delivering: transactions with FinTechs to increase the digital capability of the Group, supporting cyber security projects to help protect our customers, advising on material sourcing arrangements and major regulatory programmes.
With increased regulatory focus on operational resilience and oversight of banks' supply chains, alongside customer facing business areas, this role will involve working closely with Group Sourcing, the Chief Information and Security Office, the Chief Operating Office and Business Risk teams to ensure we achieve robust terms with third party suppliers.
As a GOCL lawyer you'll:
- negotiate, draft and advise on a variety of key Group-wide supplier contracts for both IT (including SaaS and Cloud arrangements) and other services, such as business process outsources. These contracts are often with globally recognised suppliers;
- be giving close support to business partners to help resolve performance or other contractual issues arising from ongoing supplier arrangements;
- Provide in-the-moment legal advice with a strong focus on pragmatic solutions and commercial realities;
- have the opportunity to work closely with senior leaders across the business;
- support the team's initiative to provide training to internal teams;
- be responsible for the selection and management of external counsel;
- support the Group's strategy by ensuring that key legal risks and their implications are considered; and
- be encouraged to identify inefficiency and supported to try out new solutions and ways of working!
What we'll need from you:
- Applicants must be a fully qualified lawyer with a current practising certificate for a UK jurisdiction or equivalent legal qualification;
- experience of working on commercial contracts such as outsourcing arrangements and technology agreements gained either in an established in-house legal team or private practice firm;
- Strong commercial awareness together with a customer focussed approach; and
- Excellent influencing and communication skills and a pro-active approach!
- an awareness of the regulatory requirements for supplier contracts in the financial services sector.
The role provides an opportunity to develop a number of transferable skills - including a strong business acumen and negotiation skills.
You'd get a benefits package that includes;
- A discretionary performance related bonus
- Generous pension contribution
- 30 days leave plus bank holidays
- A flexible cash pot (4% of base salary) to spend on benefits
- Private health cover
We're dedicated to giving you opportunities and support to develop you both expertly and personally to optimise your potential.
We're committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We support the principles of agile working and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.
Together we have a key role to play in shaping the bank of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll continue to have opportunities to learn, grow and develop.
As part of the Group's commitments as a result of ring-fencing legislation, colleagues based in the Islands are required to be exclusively dedicated to the non-ring-fenced bank and its subsidiaries. This means that colleagues who are based in the Islands would not be able to undertake roles for the Ring Fenced Bank from their existing location and would need to consider relocation when applying for roles.