The expertise of a strong analytical & strategic-thinking Intermediate Legal Advisor is urgently sought by a dynamic Financial Service Group to join its team. Your core role will be to ensure the company is protected, compliant and current across all legal relationships in order to manage and mitigate risk. You will also support the Legal team to ensure that staff and business stakeholders are given the necessary aid in respect of relevant legislative, internal policy, regulatory obligations & best practice standards. You must be an Admitted Attorney with strong drafting & advisory experience, knowledge of SA Laws applicable to Financial Services, have 5 years’ post-articles work experience & expert knowledge of governing legislation including the NCA, FAIS, Companies Act, etc.
Please note this is a Contract role.
Timeous and accurate drafting, vetting and updating of legal documentation such as contracts and correspondence.
Advising internal stakeholders on applicable legislation, including but not limited to the National Credit Act, relevant Insurance legislation, Debt Collectors’ Act and Protection of Personal Information Act.
Ensuring the implementation and monitoring of the contract conclusion and sign-off policy.
Providing legal support to the HR department by advising on Employee Relations matters throughout the employee lifecycle and representing the Company at the CCMA where required.
Management of legal watch process through research and reporting on legal developments.
Assisting with legal risk management in accordance with the company’s Legal Risk Framework.
Attending training seminars and workshops on relevant legal topics and implementing best practice.
Training and educating staff to ensure a culture of compliance with applicable laws and best practice.
Representing Legal at selected committees and forums.
Assisting with internal reporting and shareholder management.
Management of functional projects.
Contracts administration and assisting various business areas with contracts management.
Good understanding of South African laws applicable to Financial Services.
Strong drafting and advisory experience.
Minimum of 5 years post-articles experience preferably within a top tier law firm/s and/or financial services.
Expert knowledge of governing legislation (e.g.: NCA, FAIS, Companies Act etc.).
Previous experience in the Financial Services industry – advantageous.
Able to think and act systemically.
Strong analytical, strategic and creative problem-solving skills.
Confidentiality and maturity to manage sensitive information.
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
Self-motivated and solution orientated.
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at all levels.
Ability to build sustainable and credible working relationships.
Comfortable working in team environment.
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.
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