Specialist Lending Documentation Officer

16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Lending Documentation Officer
Circa £30,000 - £37,000 per annum (Depending on experience)

Lending Documentation provides legal documentation to the relationship teams within Corporate and Commercial Banking. The department is responsible for producing facility/ amendment letters and ancillary documents. The role demands drafting robust legal documentation which reflects the credit sanction and the pricing agreed between the relevant business and the customer. The role requires an exploration of the terms which have been sanctioned and any proposed by the business, by identifying discrepancies and/ or missing information in the instruction and underlying documents received from the business centres. Ensuring that the companies risk is minimised and that a dialogue is entered into with the business and Credit on complex instructions (together with other stakeholders, as necessary) is a key element of the role.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Educated to degree standard (preferably in law) or the ACIB.
  • Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) with more than 12 months' paralegal experience in a commercial area of law OR substantial experience as a corporate banker drafting facility documentation within a specialist team (including an element of non-standard documentation).
  • Full understanding of legal principles relating to different types of legal entity/ person (eg companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, ordinary partnerships, sole traders and trusts) including an awareness of constitution, capacity, authority and execution formalities.
  • In-depth knowledge of different facility types.
  • Comprehension of different security types and structures, together with an understanding of security principles.
  • Awareness of the legislative framework of the consumer credit regime in the UK.
  • Thorough appreciation of legal and operational risk.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Strong drafting and analytical skills.
  • Ability to use spreadsheets/ produce MI.
  • Ability to undertake searches at the Land Registry and Companies House.
  • Self-motivated/ proactive approach, commercial awareness and ability to work to tight timescales.
  • Customer focused.
  • Ability to build relationships with other stakeholders

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