Senior Lawyer - ESG

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End Date Thursday 18 April 2024 Salary Range £107,508 - £126,480 We support flexible working – click here for more information on flexible working options Flexible Working Options Hybrid Working, Job Share Job Description Summary...

End Date

Thursday 18 April 2024

Salary Range

£107,508 - £126,480

We support flexible working – click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options

Hybrid Working, Job Share

Job Description Summary

If you’re an experienced lawyer advising on ESG related matters and looking for a new opportunity, we have an exciting vacancy for you! We are looking for our new permanent role of Senior Lawyer ESG to deliver influential insight, give proactive advice to senior stakeholders and operating as a senior level functional specialist.

Job Description

  • JOB TITLE: Senior Lawyer - ESG
  • LOCATION(S): Edinburgh, Halifax, Leeds, or Bristol
  • HOURS: Full-time
  • WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at one of our office sites.

If you’re an experienced lawyer advising on ESG related matters and looking for a new opportunity, we have an exciting vacancy for you! We are looking for our new permanent role of Senior Lawyer ESG to deliver influential insight, give proactive advice to senior stakeholders and operate as a senior level functional specialist

ESG is a key priority for our industry, including LBG. We're looking for a colleague who can bring external influence supporting the acceleration of the UK’s transition to net zero and LBG’s purpose of Helping Britain Prosper.

If you’re a strong performing individual and would like to work alongside the LBG ESG Advisory Forum and specialist ESG working groups, look no further! In this role, you’ll do just that and co-ordinate and provide legal support across the Legal & Secretariat function on ESG matters. This role will be varied and purposeful, acting as the primary Legal & Secretariat contact for the Group Sustainable Business function, developing a strong relationship and clear understanding of their priorities and what they mean for the Legal & Secretariat function.

Want to know more?

in this role you'll..

  • Develop a clear understanding of the priorities of Group Sustainable Business and their teams and what they mean for Legal & Secretariat.
  • Work with senior members of the Legal & Secretariat Community responsible for ESG, for example on the direction and strategy of the ESG Initiative and what they mean for our function.
  • Lead cross-functional work and initiatives to ensure end-to-end legal support across the many aspects of LBG’s sustainability agenda.
  • Review, advise on, and co-ordinate cross-Legal and Secretariat functional support (as required), on all ESG related activity, including public disclosures and reporting such as the External Sector Statements, Environmental Sustainability Report, half year and full year results.
  • Co-ordinate and lead L&S support for external engagement to positively influence and craft the external ESG conversation, collaborating closely with Group Corporate Affairs and Group Sustainable Business.
  • Build knowledge and awareness of ESG policy, industry and regulatory developments impacting the Group to support L&S through horizon scanning, sharing of house views, relevant updates and training, briefing Legal & Secretariat Senior Leadership Team and wider function engagement.
  • Maintain a forward-looking view of ESG developments, needs, and opportunities to formulate and drive strategy, innovation, and the adoption of new technologies to support the strategic direction and capabilities of the ESG Initiative and Legal & Secretariat as a whole.
  • Prepare briefings for senior partners at key governance forums.

This role will sit within the Corporate and M&A Legal team in Group Legal, with a dotted line to the ESG sponsor in the Legal & Secretariat Senior Leadership Team.

What you'll need:

You’ll need to be legally qualified in England & Wales or Scotland (or hold an international equivalent qualification) to be able to perform this role.

We're also looking for these key attributes:

  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Comfortable acting in a fast-paced environment and phenomenal at prioritising when faced with contending demands and partnering senior members of the business;
  • Strong leadership skills, which will involve task managing others, supporting their development, contributing to our strategy, role modelling our leadership behaviours, etc.
  • The ability to build effective links within and across teams and work collaboratively with others as well as also being self-sufficient.
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities, be inclusive and value diversity.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills to help you build your network.
  • Knowledge of UK corporate law and ESG laws and regulations.
  • A growth mindset, eagerness to deepen and broaden your skills and passion to contribute to our teams, Community and the Group.

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our colleagues to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A variety of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Do you want to do amazing work, that’s exciting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey!

We're driven by a clear purpose; Helping Britain Prosper. Our colleagues are passionate about making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where everyone is able to make a real difference!

If you're excited by the thought of becoming part of our team, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks.  We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person. 

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

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