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  • Posted: May 14, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Legal Advisor

    What will you do?

    • Provide legal and technical advice and support to the Group Benefits staff on all legal matters pertaining to the business, TCF, policy provisions as well as general advice relating to products, operational practices and scenarios related thereto.
    • Draft and amend contracts, policy documents and other legal documents (Intermediary Agreements, Binder Agreements, Administration Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Reinsurance Agreements, Lease Agreements etc.)
    • Analyze legislation, industry codes etc. and provide guidance to the business regarding the impact on the business and assist with the implementation thereof.
    • Identify and communicate current and anticipated legal issues.
    • Sign off on all client facing documents (advertisements, marketing campaigns, application forms etc.) to ensure compliance with legislation.
    • Cultivate and manage working relationships with a variety of stakeholders within Group Benefits and Sanlam Sky.
    • Provide monthly and annual reports to the Legal Manager.
    • Provide Legal training and development in terms of gaps identified in the business.
    • Draft legal newsletters to educate internal staff as well as external stakeholders that do not have legal background on the regulatory dispensation.
    • Keep in safe custody legal documents and ensure that the legal registers are up to date.
    • Ensure that all legislative frameworks are up to date and reviewed annually.
    • Identify instances where notifications should be submitted to the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and compile the notifications for submission: for example notifications relating to material changes to existing products, new products and terminations of group schemes.
    • Have an in-depth understanding of Applicable legislation (Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, Long Term Insurance Act, Long-term Insurance Act Regulations, PPR, Retail Distribution Review, Insurance Act, Financial Section Regulation Act, Protection of Personal Information Act, OPIA, Financial Intelligence Centre Act).
    • Attend to ad hoc tasks (including but not limited to: attending workshops, assisting with complaints if needed etc.).

    What will make you successful in this role?

    Qualification & Experience

    • LLB or equivalent legal Degree with extensive drafting and/or legal advisory experience

    Knowledge And Skills

    • Min 5 years’ experience in Long Term/Life Insurance space or group life insurance (Group Risk and/or Funeral products)
    • Min 5 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry
    • Have an in-depth understanding of the following legislation: - Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, Long Term Insurance Act, Long-term Insurance Act Regulations, PPR, Retail Distribution Review, Insurance Act, Financial Section Regulation Act, Protection of Personal Information Act, OPIA, Financial Intelligence Centre Act
    • Proficiency in MS Office is essential
    • Well-developed communication skills both written and verbal

    Personal qualities

    • Communication (verbal and written)
    • Planning and organizing
    • Problem solving
    • Analytical thinking
    • Decision making
    • Initiative
    • Confident and decisive
    • Results driven
    • Adhering to principles and values
    • Quality and detail orientated
    • Pro-activity
    • Achieving personal work goals and objectives
    • Teamwork
    • Coping with pressures and setbacks

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on careers.sanlamcloud.co.za to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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