Vacancy: Senior Legal Adviser

We’re on the search for a talented, energetic and experienced Senior Legal Adviser to join our innovative team at Bidvest Insurance!

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
The successful appointee will be a member of the Exco and required to review and draft all agreements as needed by the business. They will investigate and review all complaints, liaise with the Ombudsman, monitor service and reporting of outsourced third parties as well as assist in all areas of the business with legal queries and interpretation.

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

  • Provide legal advice on business activities and reviewing legal documentation.
  • Responsible for negotiating sound contractual and commercial terms.
  • Investigate, review and provide feedback on the validity of complaints.
  • Manage and draft responses for complaints received from the Ombudsman and FSCA.
  • Liaise and prepare instructions to attorneys were required.
  • Review and assess claims received in accordance with Policy Wording and TCF Principles.
  • General administration and record keeping.

Qualification and Experience

  • LLB or similar qualification.
  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ post admission experience in legal practice or as a legal advisor.
  • Experience in Commercial contracts and Insurance
  • Advanced contractual drafting skills
  • Knowledge of the financial service industry and/or insurance law

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills (Verbal and Written)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Results and self-driven individual
  • Building partnerships and trust
  • Customer focus
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Highly Collaborative

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

Bidvest Insurance is an authorised Financial Services Provider – FSP46395