Offers “Aviva”

14 days agoAviva

Senior Counsel – Legal

  • London, UK
  • Sales

Job description

Senior Counsel – Legal

This is a great job for someone who has experience of dealing at senior management level, and who is a technical expert in areas of law relevant to specific responsibilities.

A bit about the job:

As a Senior Counsel your role is to act as senior legal adviser, providing first class legal service to relevant areas of the business and predominantly leading in complex legal initiatives and projects (including oversight and advice on key legislative and common law developments affecting the business). You will assist the Head of Legal in proactively monitoring and mitigating legal risks in accordance with the Group Legal and Company Secretarial Standard (“the Standard”). The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic thinking and direction in respect of legal advice for a particular area of the relevant business unit. Alongside this we are looking for someone who is confident in communicating to wide range of stakeholders and ensures communication is timely (written and verbal), and who is able to negotiate / influence outside of team and is comfortable to challenge at peer level. In addition to this you will play a key role in representing the legal team at project steering committees and other forums.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

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Proven ability to provide legal advice for major projects, negotiations and relationships with third parties and external advisers

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Broad understanding of the relevant regulatory environment.

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Strong oral and written communication

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Ability to provide technical leadership, and transfer knowledge to “up-skill” legal teams through coaching.

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A solicitor entitled to practice in the UK or a relevant jurisdiction.

What you’ll get for this role:

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Generous pension scheme - Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in

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Eligibility for annual performance bonus

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Family friendly parental and carer’s leave

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Generous holiday entitlement plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

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Up to 40% discount for Aviva products

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Brilliant flexible benefits including electric cars

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Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme

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21 volunteering hours per year

Aviva is for everyone:

We are inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way.  So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair.

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you.

Most of our people are smart working – spending around 60% of their time in our offices and 40% at home.

We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, send an email to  GlobalRecruitment@avivainvestors.com .

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