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Legal Counsel - Mortgages Lawyer

Glasgow, Scotland

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Legal Counsel - Mortgages Lawyer

Glasgow, Scotland

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Date live: May. 21, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Legal

Reference Code: 90388760

Contract: Permanent

Legal Counsel - Mortgages Lawyer
Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham

As a Barclays Legal Counsel - Mortgages Lawyer, you will work with existing members of the Barclays UK (BUK) Legal team to provide assistance and legal advice on all aspects of Barclays’ current and proposed product offerings in the BUK Secured Borrowing business, as well as to help businesses across the Barclays group in connection with secured regulated lending (mortgage) products. This is an opportunity to be involved in identifying and managing risk, and planning for change brought about by developing regulation.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. 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.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?
•    Assisting the Treasury team at Barclays in relation to the securitisation of regulated mortgage products
•    Advising on the implementation of the FCA’s Consumer Duty and the implementation of the Mortgage Charter
•    Advising on BUK Secured Borrowing’s sustainability strategy (including financing the transition for our customer base)
•    Providing consistently excellent, pragmatic and commercial legal advice with appropriate supervision and guidance from line manager or team member
•    Adhering consistently to risk and control policies including communicating, advising on, and escalating legal and regulatory risks, and assisting with implementing solutions
•    Advising on the FCAs proposed changes to the Mortgage Conduct of Business Rules designed to provide tailored assistance for customers in financial difficulty

What we’re looking for:
•    Solicitor or barrister qualified in the UK or equivalent commonwealth jurisdiction
•    Experience of working in a law firm and/or in-house with a financial services organisation
•    Technical expertise and competence in secured lending regulation (mortgages) and/or banking and regulated products more broadly, such as secured debt, etc

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Regulatory technical expertise in wider financial services (for example, Consumer Protection, Consumer Credit, Data Protection)
•    Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
•    Experience of contributing to the creation of policies and controls

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.

Based in our Manchester office, which is in the heart of the city centre. Offering a modern working environment, with restaurants, bars and gyms just a stone’s throw away from the office.

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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Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises 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.

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