Vacancy: Head of Legal & Risk

We’re on the search for a talented, energetic and experienced person to join our innovative team at Bidvest Insurance as Head of Legal & Risk!

Bidvest Insurance is a Short Term insurer within the Financial Services division of the larger Bidvest Group and operates alongside other great companies such as Bidvest Bank, Bidvest Life, FMI, Compendium Insurance Brokers and others.

Bidvest Insurance is one of South Africa’s fastest growing insurance companies and was founded in 1997. With the support of the larger Bidvest Group we have successfully expanded and evolved through our dedicated commitment to our values, customers, partners and staff. Interested individuals looking to join Bidvest Insurance can expect to join a young and energetic team that challenge convention and who are intent on building long term relationships with all stakeholders.

As one of South Africans largest diversified industrial companies, your career aspirations with us are only limited by your own imagination.

Position Overview
To manage and lead a Team of Legal and Risk personnel to provide legal and risks services and to monitor, manage and mitigate risk for the Organisation.
The incumbent will be responsible for leading and managing the Company’s Risk and legal functions, advising and reporting on strategic systems of internal control and risk management practises. This position will be tasked with the implementation of key legal and risk processes that relate to legal drafting, negotiations and commercial settlement agreements.

What You’ll Need

Our Values
At Bidvest Insurance, we’re all part of a ‘BE’VOLUTION where we live our values each and every day for the benefit of our colleagues, customers, partners, stakeholders and our enviroment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor Legal Risks and stakeholder relations
  • Take full responsibility of Legal and Risk Strategy and mitigate the risk for the business
  • Develop and implement the company’s risk charter, policy and strategy
  • Analysing and identifying risks and implications of all the business’s transactions, keeping senior management in all
    departments of the business informed of developments in laws and regulations that potentially affect the business
  • Oversee and ensure legal and risk across the business is at minimal
  • Maintaining the business’s integrity both internally and externally (reputational risks)
  • Assist and instruct external legal partners to identify potential risks and assess these risks, which could
    impact the business
  • Scrutinise insurance claims and factors that contribute to claims in order to reduce the claim costs
  • Must gather data, review procedures, identify ways to reduce risk and develop a strategy of implementing changes
    in the workplace

Qualification and Experience

  • The Candidate must have a LLB Degree with a Risk Management Qualification
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience within Financial Services
  • Experience in Risk Management, qualified attorney with experience in Commercial contracts and Insurance
  • Experience in leading negotiations on complex, high value, contracts and agreements
  • Must have proven experience in creating departmental priorities that align strategic direction of the department
    and the overall business objectives


  • Building partnerships and trust
  • Results and self-driven individual
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Highly Collaborative
  • Customer focus
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Developing others

Preference will be given to PDI candidates in line with our EE strategy.
Interested candidates to please submit their CV to:

Bidvest Insurance Brokers is an authorised Financial Services Provider