Legal Counsel, Structured Finance

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This is a wide role within the Treasury and Structured Finance Legal team at Santander UK, where you will be working with a wider team of lawyers supporting our structured notes programmes, as well as the securitisation, derivatives and securities finance business.

The difference you'll make.

  • Providing legal advice and support in relation to structured finance transactions, including securitisation transactions, loan linked derivatives and securities finance transactions, structured notes, structured deposits and securitisation swaps.

  • Producing, reviewing, negotiating and delivering the legal documentation relating to Santander UK's structured finance transactions.

  • Identifying and managing legal risk in relation to activities of the Structured Finance Legal team, whilst facilitating the development and execution of the activities of the businesses supported.

  • Working with the Funding, ALM, Risk, SCCB, SCIB and Finance teams on the structuring, documentation and maintenance of structured finance transactions.

  • Analysing the implications of, communicating and embedding or reflecting in programme documentation and transactions, legal and regulatory developments or changes in Santander Group and Santander UK policies and procedures.

  • Developing and maintaining policies and procedures and templates for BAU activities related to Santander UK's structured finance activities.

What you'll bring.

  • Experience gained in private practice or in-house in a wide range of structured notes and deposits, securitisations, derivatives and securities finance transactions.

It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Proactive approach and great time management skills

  • Ability to work autonomously without supervision and actively collaborate with others in the team

  • Strong drafting and communication skills providing clear and simple advice and guidance

  • Analytical approach to transactions, demonstrating good attention to detail and understanding of the wider commercial requirements of transactions.

  • Exhibit good project management, taking on a higher profile in internal and external projects

What else you need to know.

This is a 12-month fixed term maternity cover position, based in our Triton Square, London offices. We have a hybrid approach to work between the office and home, with a flexible approach depending on business and personal needs.

How we'll reward you.

As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy a benefits package that you can tailor to your needs. For part-time / contract roles, your salary, bonus (where eligible) and certain benefits will be prorated to reflect your working hours / contract duration.

  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us

  • 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

  • £6,000 car allowance per year

  • Company funded individual private medical insurance

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans

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A bit more about Santander

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

What to do next

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