*Group Financial Services Solicitor
Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Job Reference: 003555

Location: Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Closing Date: 05/03/2021

Salary £: Competitive plus benefits - Career Framework D2 - Legal

Employment Type: Fixed Term - Part Time

Division: Risk

Hours per week: 21hrs per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Financial Services Solicitor to join our Legal team. You will provide commercially aware, forward looking, efficient and effective legal services in relation to retail financial services and products, with particular reference to mortgages and property law, to relevant functions across YBS.

As an employer who encourages flexible working please get in touch if you wish to discuss flexible or reduced working hours. The Legal team are currently working from home so you will start your journey with us being home based with some potential travel to our Leeds office; going forward we will adopt a blended way of working with a mix of home and office working. 

What You'll Do
Providing expert and strategic legal advice on a timely basis as required across YBS  with particular emphasis on advising upon  financial services law and regulation, including mortgage  products.  Experience of advising upon the legal and regulatory regimes with regard to mortgages and property law is essential since this will be a key element of the role. 

Along with other lawyers in the team you will have responsibility for drafting, reviewing, maintaining and advising upon  product related terms and conditions and other relevant customer documentation and associated material across the Group and regularly reviewing to ensure ongoing compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

A key part of the role will be advising on transactional product queries whilst working with stakeholders to improve efficiency and effectiveness of processes involving referrals to the legal team.

You will use your excellent stakeholder management skills as our trusted business partner to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and business partners to embed a legally compliant culture.  Working collaboratively across the business in an agile way to be the best you can be in your role.

You will be an innovative thinker, someone who is aware of what is happening in the financial services sector and how this may affect our business, customers and our products.

You will be someone who is always looking for ways we can improve and engaging with key people across the business and challenging effectively.

How You’ll Do It
•    A minimum of 3 years’ experience (PQE) in financial services law.
•    Qualified Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive or other relevant legal qualification.
•    Mortgage and property law experience.
•    Understanding of how financial services organisations operate and the associated regulatory environment.
•    Utilisation of excellent written and oral communication skills to build and maintain internal and external stakeholder relationships.
•    Personally take on learnings and feedback constructively to take ownership for your own development and taking ownership to ensure your knowledge is maintained.
•    Experience of advising of digital solutions and how they affect the business would be an advantage, but not essential.

Life at YBS
In addition to the usual benefits such as competitive salary, annual bonus and healthcare packages we offer you…

Flexibility – Whether it’s picking up the kids from school or catching that early morning yoga session we have you covered. 

Celebrating Success – From everyday thank you cards, to our annual ‘Raising the Roof’ gala to celebrate our golden ticket winners we acknowledge our colleagues successes no matter how big or small.

Giving Back – Fancy 31 hours of paid leave a year to get involved in community activities? Together last year, we completed more than 11,000 hours of volunteering!

Inclusivity - We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Site Perks – Some of our sites have added little extras such as a gym, restaurant and free parking at our Bradford site, roof garden in Leeds, and on-site restaurant and free parking at our Peterborough site. 

If you’ve got a solid background in financial services law and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting business then why not join us?

Our people are our heart and soul; we’re commercial and caring, big enough to offer you a challenge and small enough for you to make a real impact. We’re devoted to putting people first and doing the right thing by providing real help with real life. 

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 our recruitment process will be either carried out digitally on a video platform or via telephone.

We’d love to hear from you so why not apply today and be Your Brilliant Self!


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.