Legal Services Adviser - Flexible Working Available

London (Hybrid Working)
Competitive plus benefits
14 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
Part Time
Contract Type

Job Description

When meeting us, you’ll quickly find out we are united in our belief that the best thing about the ABI is the people

We’re hugely proud 100% of colleagues feel the ABI care about their health and wellbeing and 99% feel colleagues within their team respect each other. If that sounds like your kind of culture, read on to find out how you can join us.

We’re looking for a part-time Legal Services Adviser to join us. You’ll be responsible for supporting the ABI’s Legal Team in co-ordinating the ABI’s legal activities, including managing the ABI’s own legal risk, reviewing contracts and providing legal input and support to ABI policy work. As a guide this role is at the level of 2+ years’ post qualification experience (or equivalent).

Please note this is a part time role working 2.5 days/17.5 hours per week. We are open to a discussion on preferred working pattern, however, we would like there not to be more than a 1.5 day gap between working days e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday morning.

What’s the job?

  • Drawing up, reviewing and advising colleagues on contracts between the ABI and third parties, with oversight from the Assistant Director, Head of Legal Services.

  • Co-ordinating, drafting and producing content for the ABI’s Legal Newsletter.

  • Ensuring the smooth running and co-ordination of the ABI General Counsel Steering Group.

  • Providing expert advice and guidance to ABI policy colleagues on ongoing legal and regulatory issues.

  • Ensuring the legal risks of the ABI are effectively managed and mitigated; in particular, through the consistent implementation of the ABI’s competition compliance processes.

  • Developing and providing training to ABI colleagues on internal compliance policies and legal issues.

  • Responding to legal queries raised by ABI Members and their legal counsel.

  • Managing ad hoc legal projects and providing legal expertise for ad hoc and cross organisational policy projects.

What skills do you need?

  • Legal expertise – you’ve worked as a commercial lawyer and have experience drawing up, reviewing and advising on contracts.

  • Trustworthy and able to build credibility – you can quickly establish yourself as a trusted partner and source of expert legal advice among your colleagues and relevant external stakeholders. You’re also willing to respectfully challenge others when you need to.

  • A team player - we work in a collaborative and open plan environment, so you’ll need to build positive and constructive relationships with internal stakeholders

  • Excellent communication skills – you communicate effectively and can adapt your style to work with a  range of stakeholders and personalities.

  • Incredible attention to detail – you pick up on things in contracts your colleagues don’t spot and identify why they’re important to consider.

While not essential, ideally you will have some experience/knowledge of the insurance industry.

Throughout the interview and assessment process, we will be looking for you to demonstrate the ABI’s values; We are Brave; We take Ownership; We are Appreciative; We are Human and We are Curious. For more information about what these mean to us, please click here.

At the ABI, we feel empowered to bring our whole self to work without fear of judgement and embrace all our differences as every voice matters. To find out more about the work we do on inclusion, please visit our website and Vercida page.

More detail on our company benefits can be found here.

How can I apply?

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on 27th September 2021.

You can find out how we use your personal information by reading our candidate Privacy Notice:

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer and as such, we:

·         Are partnered with Vercida who provide an accessible website accredited by The Shaw Trust. Our jobs can be viewed on Vercida here.

·         Are committed to making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process as required for disabled candidates. To discuss in more detail, please contact We will also check this with you should you be invited to interview

·         Offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for a role. If you believe this may apply to you, you will be able to indicate this on your application form. Please note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate for us to interview all disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. In certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, we may need to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

About us:

The Association of British Insurers is the voice of the UK’s world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive and inclusive sector, our industry supports towns and cities across Britain in building back a balanced and innovative economy, employing over 310,000 individuals in high-skilled, lifelong careers, two-thirds of which are outside of London. 

Our members manage investments of over £1.7 trillion, collect and pay over £16 billion in taxes to the Government and support communities across the UK by enabling trade, risk-taking, investment and innovation.

We are also a global success story, the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.  

The ABI represents over 200 member companies, including most household names and specialist providers, giving peace of mind to customers across the UK. 

If you would like to know more about the ABI and the work we do please visit You can find us on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram too.