Head: Legal & Compliance (Ref: MEHLC)

Position in the Insurance sector in Umhlanga, Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Tuesday 29 September 2020
Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Head of Legal & Compliance to join their team. The successful incumbent will be responsible for identifying and implementing the requirements of new and existing legislation that governs the business; attending to all contracting matters and providing legal support and advice to the business. The individual should be an experienced legal and compliance specialist with experience in financial services regulatory compliance and managing all contractual matters.


Main job function

Contract Management

Drafting and/ or vetting of contracts and agreements, including liaising with legal firms where these activities are outsourced

Custodian of all final contracts and agreements

Ensure on-going management and review of contracts and agreements

Legal Matters and Advice

Assist with the legal activities in respect of debt recovery

Provide general legal advice and support to business channels

Liaising with legal firms where activities are outsourced and/ or where expertise is consulted

Compliance Responsibilities

Maintain high levels of knowledge on legislation applicable to the short-term insurance industry and assist with the identification of new legislation for implementation or changes to existing legislation

Assist with ongoing development and maintenance of the Compliance Risk Management programs to ensure on-going compliance with regulatory requirements

Assist with on-going compliance monitoring throughout the business as well as outsourced and binder functions

Provide compliance and regulatory training and/ or guidance and general assistance to all business units

Submission and monitoring of standard regulatory returns throughout the year



Assist with various Board and governance duties

Assist with various governance, risk and compliance projects as required


Relevant Legal Qualification

Any FAIS/ Short-term Insurance/ Compliance certifications an advantage


Minimum 5 years’ (post articles) legal and compliance experience in the Financial Services Industry (Short-term Insurance experience an advantage)

Problem resolution skills and analytical, with high degree of pragmatism

Interpersonal, negotiation skills

Self-motivated, ambitious, with good communications skills

Report writing and presentation skills

Ability to work under pressure, with good time management

High computer literacy, especially in Microsoft applications such as word, excel and power-point


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider

your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



Please contact Melanie Els