The Legal Advisor: Governance and Corporate Legal will be responsible for providing an effective and efficient Legal Advisory service to the company with a primary focus on drafting and reviewing business and commercial agreements in line with policies and procedures and relevant legislation.

Qualification & Experience Required:

Legal Degree or equivalent qualification i.e. LLB or B Proc

Admission as an attorney or advocate

4 years working experience in a financial sector legal environment (post admission)

Key Responsibilities:

Draft, review and vet business contracts

Maintain and update contracts register for accuracy

Facilitate contractual disputes

Effectively manage records and documents

Prepare documents for Executive and Board Committee submission when requested by Manager

Draft and review of policies and procedures

Manage and oversee the resolution of commercial legal disputes

Liaise with internal and external stakeholders

Provide all business units with commercial legal support

Assist with Compliance and Risk Management actions for the Company Secretariat office

Assist with ad hoc requirements including filing and submission of regulatory returns and applications within the Company Secretariat office 

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies Required:

Knowledge and experience in drafting, reviewing and vetting commercial and other contracts

Knowledge of business policies, processes and procedures, legal compliance

Practical knowledge of applicable insurance, FAIS and related legislation

Practical knowledge of the Companies Act  

Ability to interface with staff and service providers

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Attention to detail

Problem solving


Verbal and written communication

Presentation skills

Building relationships

Planning, Organising and Follow through

Stress handling

Attention to detail

Judgement and Decision-making

Analytical thinking

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