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Head of Legal - Lending

Sydney CBD
Bank of Queensland

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  • Join ASX 100 finance leader!
  • Sydney based in-house legal role – Chifley office
  • Suits an influential and strategic leader

About the Role

As the Head of Legal - Lending, you will form close working relationships across BOQ's executive leadership team and the Group more broadly, and will require strong advisory and stakeholder management skills.

Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, you will be responsible and accountable for the strategic management of all lending (including subsidiaries) legal matters for the BOQ group.

More specifically, the purpose of this role is to:

- Lead and direct a team of senior legal professionals both internally and externally who are focused on partnering with the business to achieve commercially driven solutions to legal matters associated with the Bank's primary business activity (lending);

- Manage and be fully accountable in relation to legal servicing of all lending divisions of the Bank (excluding certain regulatory and resolution advisory matters) including all legal requirements across BOQ's business divisions (BOQ Business Banking, Corporate Banking and Property Finance, Agribusiness, Retail as well as BOQ Finance and BOQ Specialist).

About You

As the successful candidate, you will be an exceptional leader with the ability to think laterally around strategic issues, taking into account commercial outcomes and motivations in developing legal solutions.

It is essential that you have the ability to work, and lead a team, autonomously as well as a natural aptitude to inspire confidence and act as a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders in the business.

To be considered, you will have extensive experience in a senior legal role in-house and/or in private practice. A combination of both, as well as prior experience leading teams will be looked on preferably.

Expertise with all facets of banking & finance law including property finance, acquisition finance, asset finance and high value / high complexity corporate finance transactions is required.

About Us

BOQ is passionate about providing opportunities for you to develop your career as we continuously adapt and deliver in a transformational and collaborative environment with a strong focus on community.

We support a flexible workplace and we are committed to an inclusive and diverse culture where differences are embraced!

Our Benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Discounted financial products
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Purchase annual leave
  • BUPA Corporate Plan
  • Mentoring and leadership programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gym, shopping, technology and travel offers!

How to Apply

To apply for this role please follow the links or apply via our Careers Page.

The Bank of Queensland is committed to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

If you are successful for a role with the Bank of Queensland, it is a condition of employment that background screening is completed to ensure that the Bank complies with its obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act. These checks may include, but are not limited to: identity, verification, reference checks, criminal background checks, immigration checks, verification of academic qualifications, bankruptcy checks.

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