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Head of Legal and Company Secretary



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Lead the Legal Charge at a Trailblazing Digital Bank Committed to Positive Change and Environmental Responsibility


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Blackpool, United Kingdom

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Tandem is the UK's innovative green digital bank on a mission to change the way we interact with our finances while contributing to a sustainable future. They boast a dynamic culture, driven by a team of over 500 professionals dedicated to creating a positive impact. Tandem also pioneers with their secondary app Loop, enhancing the way people share money. Joining Tandem now means being at the forefront of banking innovation with a focus on environmental consciousness.

  • Provide legal advice and support across the bank's operations.
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations, notably from the FCA and PRA.
  • Oversee corporate governance and Company Secretary duties.
  • Manage regulatory audits, compliance policies, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Handle litigation and legal proceedings, coordinating with external and internal teams.
  • Significant legal/compliance experience in the financial sector.
  • Qualification as a solicitor or barrister with a strong background in financial services law.
  • Knowledge of banking regulations, and adept at risk management and problem-solving.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven leadership qualities.

Job Title: Head of Legal and Company Secretary 
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week 
Salary: £dependent on experience, plus bonus and benefits 
Location: Flexible – ideally North West based hybrid work from Manchester or Blackpool office

At Tandem, we're not just a bank; we're a movement for positive change. If you're an ambitious and dedicated Head of Legal and Co Sec, ready to make an impact, we've got a space with your name on it!

This role would encompass various legal responsibilities, ensuring that the bank operates within the bounds of applicable laws and regulations while also mitigating legal risks.

We are Tandem - Where impact meets innovation 

Tandem is the UK's greener digital bank on a bold quest to revolutionise the way we save, borrow, spend, and share – all while nurturing our planet, our people and our customers. As one of Europe’s fastest growing digital banks, our values of being Brave, Enterprising, Simple, and Together (BEST) ensure our 500-strong team collaborate to drive a brighter, greener future. 

Tandem also leads the way with a secondary app called Loop. Loop gives customers a simpler, hassle free and awkward free way to share money among friends.

Your team: Collaborators in change 

Tandem is proud to offer a workplace with diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds which leads to a unique company culture for our people and a better experience for our customers. 
As the Head of Legal & Company Secretary at Tandem Bank, you'll serve as the legal advisor to the bank's Executive Team and Board of Directors. You'll be responsible for providing legal guidance on a wide range of matters affecting the bank's operations, including regulatory compliance, corporate governance, contractual agreements, and litigation management. Additionally, you'll fulfil the duties of the Company Secretary, overseeing corporate governance processes and ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Your Impact: Building a greener tomorrow 

As a Head of Legal and Company Secretary at Tandem your focus will be on:

  1. Legal Advisory:
  • Provide strategic legal advice to senior management and the Board of Directors on all aspects of the bank's operations, including regulatory compliance, risk management, and corporate governance.
  • Review and negotiate contracts, agreements, and legal documents to protect the bank's interests and minimize legal exposure.
  • Stay abreast of changes in laws and regulations affecting the banking industry and advise on their implications for Tandem Bank's business activities.
  1. Regulatory Compliance:
  • Ensure that Tandem Bank complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, including those set forth by financial regulatory authorities such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
  • Develop and implement compliance policies and procedures to mitigate legal and regulatory risks.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to conduct regulatory audits and examinations and address any findings or deficiencies.
  1. Corporate Governance:
  • Serve as the Company Secretary and oversee corporate governance functions, including board meetings, annual general meetings, and shareholder communications.
  • Maintain corporate records, ensure timely filings with regulatory authorities, and monitor compliance with corporate governance best practices.
  • Provide guidance to the Board of Directors on corporate governance matters and facilitate director training and education initiatives.
  1. Risk Management and Litigation:
  • Identify legal risks and potential liabilities associated with Tandem Bank's business activities and develop strategies to mitigate such risks.
  • Manage or oversee litigation, arbitration, and other legal proceedings involving the bank, including the selection and supervision of external legal counsel.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as risk management and compliance teams, to address legal and regulatory issues proactively.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Demonstrable experience in a senior legal or compliance role within a regulated financial institution is highly desirable.
  • Experience serving as a Company Secretary or familiarity with corporate governance practices is preferred
  • A qualified solicitor or barrister with substantial experience in financial services law, preferably gained within the banking sector.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant laws and regulations governing banks and financial institutions, including consumer protection, data privacy, and anti-money laundering regulations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex legal issues and provide practical solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and the ability to influence decision-making processes within a dynamic and fast-paced environment.  

Rewards that reflect your value, what’s in it for you? 
At Tandem, your hard work is rewarded in many ways and we have an enhanced employee benefits package on offer from your very first day with us: 

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 days Bank Holiday  
  • An additional day off for a ‘celebration dayincluding, but not limited to, birthdays, weddings, religious holidays, graduations etc
  • Buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a year
  • Healthcare cash plan through Westfield Health worth a minimum of £750 per year
  • Electric Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme and a free helmet
  • Salary sacrifice Pension contribution*, 4% employee contributions matched with 4% Tandem contribution (*Subject to salary eligibility)
  • Smart Tech scheme (buy goods with 0% interest)
  • 10% discount on solar panels
  • Tandem Hub for treats, cash back and discounts on UK retailers   
  • 2 days per year paid volunteering   
  • Free cereal, snacks and drinks in all offices
  • Quarterly team social budgets  

Our Green Deal: Your Impact Amplified

A little welcome gift from us to you, we’ll plant a tree in the Tandem Grove and you can enter into our “Green Deal” below:

  • Volunteer 2 days a year for charity > receive an early Friday finish 
  • Raise £200 per annum for charity > Tandem provide PR and marketing support 
  • Have renewable energy at home > receive an additional 1 day annual leave 
  • Drive an electric car > receive £500 towards a home charger  

Ready to make your mark? 

Apply now and let's pave the way to a greener world, together. Our approach to DE&I is reflected in our hiring process so please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments. 
Sourcing Model

Recruitment at Tandem works primarily on a direct sourcing model and does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list. We are not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company. You can find our Applicant Privacy Policy on our Careers page. 
Tandem is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to meeting our responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010). We respect the diverse experience and talents that every individual brings to our Company, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. 

Please be aware that background checking (including credit and criminal records checks) form part of our recruitment process. We will adhere to our duties under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


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