To effectively manage the back office administrative functions of the legal department and provide operational and administration support to the legal advisors; General Counsel Litigation and Chief Legal Advisor in order to assist them to fulfil their duties in line with their mandate.
Contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in Nedbank Culture building initiatives (e.g. staff surveys etc)
Participate and support corporate social responsibility initiatives for the achievement of key business strategies.
Identify and recommend opportunities to enhance processes and support implementation of new processes.
Ensure the correct issuing and remitting of invoices by receiving; checking accuracy; and getting them signed off and submit to accounts timeously.
Ensure that targets are reached within service level agreements by administratively assisting and supporting the legal team in the fulfilment of their duties.
Manage client expectations through responsiveness; professionalism; friendliness; receptiveness and availability when dealing with clients.
Collaborate well and develop / maintain excellent relationships with all stakeholders and their assistants; and all colleagues in generalthrough on-going communication.
Thorough knowledge of applicable law: Intellectual Property: Relevant processes relating to Intellectual Property Law and administration.
General legal enquiriesIntellectual Property: Timely and accurately attend to full spectrum of Trade Mark and other IP administration support e.g. capturing and circulating of reports; registers; lists; litigation schedules; projects etc. Maintaining updates of internal trade mark register on an ongoing basis.
Liaising with attorneys.
Thorough knowledge of applicable law: Court Processes: High Court and Magistrate Court rules; court documents and processes.
General legal enquiries.
Court Processes: Timely and correctly accepting and recording of all legal documents such as Summons; Notice of Motions; Subpoenas and Court orders.
Timely and correctly allocating these documents to the appropriate legal advisor or department for action and confirming receipt and action.
(Utilisation of NTE and Banking Platrorm to correctly allocate matters).
Maintain accurate monthly statistical reports of court documents received.
Providing administration support to legal advisors.
General: Organise records and files through logical filing; keeping files up to date with relevant information; ensuring that files are maintained in a safe environment; are easily accessible; and electronically backed-up (physical and electronic files).
Ensure availability and accuracy of information by updating and consolidating various reports.
Compile meeting packs.
Understand and embrace the Nedbank vision and demonstrate the values through interaction with team and stakeholders.
Improve personal capability and stay abreast of developments in field of expertise by identifying training courses and career progression for self through input and feedback from managers
Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities by ensuring all learning activities are completed; experience practiced and certifications obtained and/or maintained within specified time frames.
Keep abreast of legislation and other industry changes that impacts on role by reading the relevant newsletters; websites and attending sessions.
Contribute to team success and team work by sharing knowledge with the team.
Matric / Grade 12 / National Senior Certificate
National Diploma in Law
Type of Exposure
Working with clients to solve client problems
Investigating and reviewing processes to improve client satisfaction
Building and maintaining effective relationships externally and internally
Integrating information from various HR database source
Comparing two or more sets of information Working with a group to identify alternative solutions to a problem
Working in a fast-paced and changing environment
Working with spreadsheets
Drafting legal agreements; opinions; letters
Minimum Experience Level
3-5 years Banking and or debt collection
Technical / Professional Knowledge
Administrative procedures and systems
Business terms and definitions
Governance, Risk and Controls
Relevant regulatory knowledge
Relevant software and systems knowledge
Business writing skills
Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
Driving for results
Employment Equity Statement
Preference will be given to underrepresented groups