• Head of Legal UK

    Job Locations UK-High Wycombe
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(10/8/2018 10:18 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Legal / Compliance
  • Overview

    About Us


    Opel Vauxhall Finance’s vision is to meet the mobility needs of our customers through financial services solutions for the Opel and Vauxhall brands.

    Our Strategic Priorities focus on the development of our people, performance delivery, penetration, efficiency, customer loyalty and protection - maintaining strong risk management and compliance practices.

    We promote a collaborative culture of people who actively contribute with integrity. We are agile, open minded and adaptive to deliver at pace, with customers at the heart of all we do.



    About the Role


    The Head of Legal Operations UK, will oversee and manage all legal work relating to the business activities of Vauxhall Finance plc and be a key member of the senior management team.


    The Head of Legal UK will be also a member of the European Legal Leadership Team which manages the entire Legal function of OVF.


    As OVF Legal is integrated into and forms part of the group wide BNP Paribas Legal function the Head of Legal UK is also responsible for implementing and maintaining the BNP Paribas legal risk management and governance framework.


    Key responsibilities:

    • Advise and support management, business and functions on the impacts of existing laws as well as prospective developments and changes
    • Advise on legal, regulatory or commercial driven transactions or projects, including enhancing existing or developing new products and services, drafting or reviewing partnership and distribution agreements
    • Manage corporate law and corporate governance related topics
    • Manage disputes, litigation and legal or regulatory investigations including analysis of relevant case law, identifying trends and potential general legal risks
    • Provide approvals on products and transactions, where required through the relevant committees or processes in place
    • Manage all major legal risk relating to Vauxhall Finance’s activities
    • Perform legal and regulatory watch for all proposed or enacted laws, jurisprudence and case law or any other regulatory or legal changes that could impact Vauxhall Finance or its activities, in coordination with the wider OVF Legal staff, other functions and BNP Paribas Legal
    • Participate in and contribute to market and industry wide trade associations and other initiatives
    • Manage the overall resourcing of legal activity, ensuring costs are appropriately controlled and within approved budget
    • Ensure adequate training and resourcing of the UK Legal team
    • Participate in and contribute to Vauxhall Finance management committees, e.g. Compliance Steering Council, local risk committees and strategic review meetings


    What we’re looking for

    • Strong knowledge and understanding of key UK laws and regulations relevant for the financial service industry, general understanding of EU banking and financial services regulation.
    • Familiarity with corporate transactions and corporate governance matters.
    • Aptitude for managing legal matters and projects, and reporting accountabilities within a larger legal staff operation
    • General practical knowledge of financial services industry and/or automotive industry
    • Foreign languages in particular French desirable but not essential

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Senior UK qualified solicitor
    • PQE (Highly experienced)
    • Relevant industry experience essential, either in-house or in private practice

    What’s on offer for you?


    A competitive salary

    27 days holiday

    Family Bupa

    X4 life assurance

    Discount schemes

    Excellent pension scheme


    This is an outstanding opportunity to work for an expanding organisation who invest in developing their staff to their highest potential.


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