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VP - Legal Risk, Governance & Control

London, United Kingdom | Barclays

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Risk Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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1. Supporting and managing delivery of multiple global firm-wide requirements relating to Legal Principal Risk and risks applicable to the Legal Function 

2. Supporting and managing delivery of multiple global firm- wide requirements in respect of reporting and financial impacts relating to contentious matters managed by Legal, including public disclosures

3. Supervise and manage junior colleagues to support deliver of the above and the objectives of the LRGC team

What will you be doing?

• Understanding the Group General Counsel’s risk and control responsibilities as Legal Risk Principal Owner and Head of the Legal Function

• Supporting and leading aspects of the planning, strategic execution and timely delivery of:

o Legal Risk and Legal Function Risk and Control Assessments (RCSAs) 

o Implementation of Barclays Control Framework

o Controls Testing 

o Refresh of the Legal Risk Management Framework and Legal Risk Policies and Standards

o Updates to the Risk and Control library

o Quarterly LRGC entity reports

o Board and Group Level Risk and Control committee papers

o LExCo LRGC meeting papers

• Acting as an SME in relation to the Legal Risk Policies, Barclays Control Framework and the Enterprise Risk Management Framework and manager of strategic solutions to risk and control issues

• Assisting with targeted training in relation to Legal Risk and working collaboratively with Legal Policy owners and their delegates

• Liaise with the Chief Controls Office (CCO) teams, Group Risk, Operational Risk, other Principal Risk teams and BIA as required in respect of requirements relating to Legal Principal Risk and risks applicable to the Legal Function. 

• Supporting the Legal Risk, Governance and Control Leads throughout

What we’re looking for:

• Degree or equivalent

• Legal qualification

• Quick learner with real attention to detail

• Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically

• Comfortable engaging stakeholders (of all levels of seniority), excellent communication skills and proven ability to flex style and form strong, effective and influential relationships 

• Ability to take decisions autonomously, with limited supervision and have the skill to understand when to seek support

Skills that will help you in the role:

• Line Management experience 

• Litigation experience

• Risk and control management

• Experience working in-house in a Legal Function

• Experience working within financial services industry

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