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Date live: Mar. 02, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Legal

Reference Code: 90357877

Contract: Permanent

Global Contract Services Master Documentation Negotiator 
Glasgow/ Birmingham

As a Barclays Global Contract Services (GCS) Master Documentation Negotiator, you will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and executing various master trading documentation in support of the Barclays Markets business, including but not limited to Rates, Foreign Exchange, Credit, Equities serving, inter alios, established European, Asset Management Emerging Markets, Corporate, and Risk Solutions Group clients. You will also be involved in the negotiation of master trading documentation for the firm’s Markets business.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
•    Drafting, negotiating and executing capital markets contract documentation with an assigned portfolio of Barclays counterparties
•    Ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and documentation risk controls, and adhering to associated guidelines and procedures 
•    Maintaining up-to-date, working knowledge of the products covered and applicable regulations
•    Conducting independent legal research and manage relationships with external counsel, where necessary, in accordance with Barclays requirements on external legal spend
•    Leading and identifying processes that can be improved around data capture, technology and documentation
•    Helping team members in managing negotiations with clients, including advising on know-how on possible approaches 
•    Drafting of variations and working closely with Markets lawyers on issues associated with those variations
•    Establishing and maintaining solid partnerships with relevant internal stakeholders (e.g. Sales, Credit Risk, and Compliance) to ensure seamless completion of requests

What we’re looking for:
•    Bachelor’s Degree
•    Financial services experience, in legal or as a negotiator 
•    Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Experience and knowledge of the ISDA Master Agreement, the financial industry and Legal roles
•    French, Italian, Spanish speaker
•    Qualified lawyer in Scotland, England & Wales or other jurisdiction
•    Knowledge of current regulatory requirements affecting investment banks in the derivatives space and familiarity with regulatory project implementation

Where will you be working?
Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one - by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.

Barclays Snowhill is at the heart of the professional district and commands a workforce of around 1000. With great transport links to Birmingham Grand Central and Snowhill train stations as well as the local metro. Our office has a dedicated staff coffee shop and deli and break out areas for staff. There is also a presentation theatre for client and staff events. Our office boasts a great working environment as well as opportunities to network across the city.


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