Assistant General Counsel


Birmingham Hybrid







Posted: 31 Jan 2024

Ends: 24 Jul 2024


Assistant General Counsel.

Birmingham Bank is seeking an experienced lawyer to support the Bank’s General Counsel and the wider business in it’s commercial aims and to continue to ensure we meet out regulatory obligations.

The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for advising on customer and third-party arrangements, supporting internal stakeholders on a wide variety of contract and engagement related issues and advising on legal matters ranging from Commercial Contracts, Employment, Privacy, Corporate, and Tax.


Founded in a melting pot of ideas, with the power to make others shine. At Birmingham Bank we exist to make impossible dreams become possible. Empowering people’s ambitious journeys. Through work. Through life.

Birmingham Bank prides itself on being a collaborative and diverse workplace where staff are supported to bring their full selves to work. We offer hybrid working options, a modern office space located in the heart of Birmingham and a range of benefits designed to allow you to operate at your best.

Our mission lies in empowering individuals on their ambitious journeys, both in their professional and personal lives. Birmingham has been called the city of a 1,000 trades, that has grown through constant diversification. We originated to serve those trades, like our city, our successful evolution stems from embracing the variety, adaptability and changes that now influence all of us.

For over six decades, Birmingham Bank has been a trusted source of funding to customers who have sought support for their individual growth ambitions. Despite the ever-changing landscape, our commitment to our customers remains steadfast to prioritise their needs and goals.

Trustworthy, Ambitious and Dedicated are the values we live by and through which we support our customers ambitions.

It’s been said in Birmingham, “they make useful things and make them well.” At Birmingham Bank we only do useful banking and always do banking well.

Birmingham Bank. Better Banking, Made For You

Responsibilities & Key Tasks

  • Prepare, review, and negotiate commercial contracts (e.g., service agreements and confidentiality agreements) and advise on customer and/or third-party arrangements
  • Support the Bank on a wide variety of contract and engagement related legal issues in collaboration with or under the direction of the General Counsel
  • Advise on all legal matters addressing potential legal, professional, or reputational risks to the Bank in a forward-thinking manner
  • Collaborate with team members to develop more effective and efficient ways to review and negotiate complex agreements or address new issues (e.g., master consulting agreements)
  • Develop and maintain standard form contracts and related documents
  • Continuous implementation, review and update of applicable policies in our risk and compliance frameworks
  • Supporting general legal matters – typically commercial contracts or employment issues
  • Work with other members of the Bank on projects in support of broader initiatives
  • Provide training across the organisation on legal matters and compliance.


• Knowledge of banking products and direct experience of Corporate Banking sector with a preference for recent experience in the ‘challenger’ sector.

• Commercial common sense, product knowledge and technology experience, ideally with some regulatory experience.

• Good understanding of privacy/employment legislation.

• Excellent communication and analytical skills.

Qualifications & Personal Characteristics

• Qualified solicitor or barrister with 1-3 years PQE

• Ability to influence, engage and advise across departments.

• An energetic, self-starter attitude with the ability to work with limited oversight.

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