Legal Counsel

We have a unique opportunity for a qualified Legal Counsel, to work in-house within Moneybarn’s Risk & Compliance function.  You will be a trusted advisor to the organisation; delivering first class legal affairs support on matters of key strategic, financial, regulatory and reputational importance to the business.

As the Legal Counsel you will also take responsibility as the Data Protection Officer, ensuring systems and controls are in place and our employees comply with the UK Data Protection Legislation.

You will be confident and commercially-minded with strong communication and interpersonal skills, have an engaging and influencing style and the ability to work with all levels of the business. including management and senior stakeholders.

You will be joining us at an exciting time of growth, whether you are in the early stages of your career or are an expert in your field, we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll be expected to do in the role
  • Ensure the provision of excellent drafting, negotiating and management of customer and supplier contracts in a timely and effective way to deliver the best outcome for the organisation and its customers
  • To write accurate, informative guidance notes and legal alerts on issues which are likely to affect the business or certain areas of the business
  • Working effectively with external counsel where required and actively managing the needs of all external legal advice required by the organisation. Including managing the cost and performance of external lawyers
  • To setup and implement a legal framework across the business
  • To arrange and implement a legal due diligence report for the business on an annual basis
  • To be the sole point of initial contact for all legal queries within the business
  • To assist in the escalation of key risk issues to business owners and advising on relevant impact to the business
  • Formalise and maintain relationships with the executive team and other key internal & external stakeholders
  • To promote and facilitate collaboration with the other teams
  • To provide appropriate challenge and remain robust in the face of challenge to deliver the best possible outcomes
  • To ensure regular, collaborative, interaction with all stakeholders to the benefit of the organisation
  • To represent the organisation in attending trade body events (Finance & Leasing Association) as required
  • Be the focal point for all activity within the organisation relating to data protection
  • Support and co-ordinate senior management focus on and promote a culture of awareness of data security throughout the organisation
What we’re looking for from you

Must have

  • You will need a strong academic background
  • You will have a deep understanding of the latest regulations and legislation within the consumer credit sector. Additionally, you will need a thorough understanding of the regulations and legislation regarding data protection and the role of Data Protection Officer

Desirable

  • Previous in-house motor finance experience
  • Gained financial regulatory experience in a large national or regional firm
Working at Moneybarn

Working at Moneybarn is rewarding in every sense, and we believe that if we take care of our people, our business will take care of itself. As a growing company, we are always interested in hearing from people with potential. Our head office is in Petersfield, Hampshire.

We’re the UK’s largest specialist vehicle finance lender, and we’re part of the Provident Financial Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of credit products to the non-standard market. To find out more about us, including our history and values, click here.

Reasons to join the Moneybarn team

Ensuring we have a dedicated team is essential to our success, and we’ve worked hard to create a friendly working environment, which allows individuals to share ideas and deliver positive outcomes.

We want all employees to be able to fulfil their potential and excel in their role, so we invest heavily in training and development throughout the business. This approach enables us to nurture talent and provide the very best outcomes for both our customers and the business.

The wellbeing of our team is incredibly important and we offer a gym, qualified instructors, keep-fit classes, Barney Bikes and regular fruit deliveries for employees to enjoy. We also run a range of regular in-house events and activities to promote interaction and communication within the company.

2017 marked Moneybarn’s 25th year of trading and we believe our continued success is driven by our values-based approach which underpins the way that we engage with our employees, customers and partners. Our values are: Fair, Approachable, Responsible & Progressive.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and a full employee benefit package, which includes a contributory pension, employee Sharesave and stock purchase schemes.

How do you apply?

Click on the "Apply now” button below. This will pop up an email which you can use to attach and send us your CV and covering letter telling us why this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Once we’ve received your CV and covering letter, if you’re successful at the first stage we’ll contact you to arrange an interview.

If you don’t hear from us within 7 days of sending us your application, this means you have been unsuccessful. We may not be able to provide confirmation and feedback to everyone who applies.

Important notes
  • We will keep your CV on our records for 12 months after your application. For more information about how we collect, use and share your personal data when you apply for a role with us, please see our Applicant Privacy Notice.
  • We will carry out full financial checks and Criminal Record Bureau checks as part of the recruitment process for all roles
  • As an employer that believes in the importance of cultural diversity in the workplace, we’ve signed up for the National Equality Standard (NES). You can find out more here.