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  • Posted: Aug 13, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Santam Limited is the largest short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share in excess of 22%, providing short-term insurance products through broker networks and direct sales channels. The company was established in 1918 and offers personal, commercial, and corporate insurance solutions. Santam is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited and has been listed ...
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    Legal Advisor

    What will you do?
    A position for a Legal Advisor exists in the Corporate Services, Legal team, based at Santam Sandton (Johannesburg) or Bellville (Cape Town) offices.


    The purpose of the role is to render legal and regulatory support and compliance solutions services to the business taking into account commercial demands.


    • Lead the business in achieving legally and commercially sound outcomes and support business interactions with external service providers and stakeholders.

    • Anticipate and manage the legal risks connected with or resulting from the business strategy and operations, ensuring minimum legal exposure for the organisation.

    • Manage the negotiation and implementation of commercial legal projects and transactions.

    • Assess the impact of legislative and/or regulatory developments on business and ensure overall compliance of business operations with all relevant and applicable laws and regulations.

    • Provide commercial legal advice and solutions to all areas of the business (including its subsidiaries and affiliates).

    • Provide effective and practical legal solutions aligned to business needs.

    • Draft and review complex commercial and insurance legal agreements.

    • Facilitate regulatory/legislative compliance.

    • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authorities etc).

    • Manage non-claims litigation matters

    Qualification and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree and admission as an attorney.

    • Minimum five years’ experience in a Commercial / Corporate / Commercial Litigation / Insurance Litigation Attorney capacity.

    • Experience in Financial Services environment advantageous.

    • Experience in technical legal interpretation, application and implementation. 

    Knowledge and Skills

    • In-depth experience and expertise in insurance, commercial or business law (preferably mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance or banking and finance).

    • Legal strategist with business acumen.

    • Reviewing and drafting of complex commercial and insurance legal contracts.

    • Interpersonal skills.

    • Microsoft Office Suite.

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders.

    • Ability to interpret and analyse information.

    • High degree of self-management, displaying an organised and measured approach.

    • Leadership skills - ability to give direction to achieve desired outcomes and objectives or purpose.

    • Attention to detail.

    • Risk management skills



    • Collaborates – building partnerships and working collaboratively and inclusively with others to meet shared objectives. 

    • Client focus – building strong client relationships and delivering client centric solutions. 

    • Drives results – consistently seizing opportunities and achieving results even under tough circumstances. 

    • Flexibility and adaptability – rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

    • Cultivates Innovation – creating new and better ways for the organisation to be successful.

    • Decisiveness and solution orientation.

    • Manage Complexity.

    • Commercial/ enterprising thinking.

    • Analytical thinking.

    Our commitment to transformation


    Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia. 


    Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centered on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. We are about people. People drive our business so it follows that we want to recruit the best people possible whether they work for us permanently or for a short time as temporary employees. 


    At Santam we are committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society. In achieving our employment equity goals, we give preference to applicants from the designated groups in alignment with the Divisions Employment Equity targets.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Santam Insurance on to apply

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

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