Overall purpose of role
and managing change initiatives.
The role holder will provide support to all BBPLC Legal businesses and locations (including the Americas, Europe Middle East and Asia Pacific) and provide Chief of Staff support to senior management within BBPLC.
The role holder will work in support of senior Legal Management and BBPLC Legal Business Management in creating and delivering these projects.
This will also include developing materials and management information for and representing the department with external vendors (e.
g., law firms, recruiters, legal outsourcing providers) or regulators (e.g., SEC, NY Federal Reserve).
developing and deploying training programs (including senior training for management committees), and; managing internal communications and events planning.
Additional local technology or change projects may also be undertaken as required by the BM or General Counsel(s).
The role holder will be expected to assist in developing and reporting on internal Legal budgets and staff expenses for the BBPLC Legal EME Regional and Barclaycard Legal.
The role holder will also be required to manage the external spend of BBPLC on legal services for the EME regions and Barclaycard Legal which could include reporting, analysis and the identification, development and execution of initiatives to optimize or reduce such spend, e.
g., the Legal approved vendor list.
that all operational risk reporting is undertaken in a timely and accurate fashion. The role holder may also be accountable for ensuring the remediation of appropriate risk or audit issues identified in their region or globally.
the recruiting and allocation of the administration staff in the department and; ownership of office management type activities for Legal, e.
g., management of seating plans, office moves, etc.
The reports will be created for and used by senior management including the Global and Regional Legal Executive Committees and the Global General Counsel.
Examples of reports required are expected to include employee time utilization reports, regional overview reports, budgets, expense reports, risk reports and litigation reporting.
The role holder will be expected to use these reports to identify opportunities for Legal or the bank to improve performance and will present and suggest to senior Legal management as appropriate.
Stakeholder Management and Leadership
The role holder will provide Chief of Staff support to the EME General Counsel.
The role holder will assist the Head of Business Management BBPLC Legal in providing Chief of Staff support to the General Counsel, BBPLC.
The role holder will frequently interact with senior management within BBPLC Legal and other personnel in Legal Function Management (LFM), Legal Risk, Compliance, Regulatory, etc.
The role holder will establish mutually supportive working relationships with staff throughout LFM and BBPLC Legal.
Decision-making and Problem Solving
The role holder will be able to operate independently and as part of a team.
The role holder will have an in depth understanding of the operations of the bank and legal.
The role holder will demonstrate strong commercial and situational awareness.
Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.
The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to handle and prioritize numerous matters and have the ability to work independently.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to balance the need for further analysis and the need for timely decisions given commercial pressures.
The ideal candidate demonstrate sound understanding of legal, finance, operations, budgeting and make sound recommendations to senior management.
The ideal candidate will continously demonstrate Barclays’ values.
Essential Skills / Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Economics or related field
Desirable skills / Preferred Qualifications :
Strong analytical skills particularly with Excel and PowerPoint
Strong skills in accounting, financial planning & analysis, budgeting, etc.