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Data Analyst

Employer
Document Risk Solutions
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About us

DRS is a legal consultancy specialising in commercial contracts relating to derivatives, financing and professional agreements. Trusted by banks, asset managers, hedge funds and trading firms across the globe, we provide solutions that deliver rapid and efficient negotiation and remediation of document portfolios.

Established in 2009, we have approximately 100 members of staff, operating both on-site and off-site from our bright and modern offices in London and Newcastle. Our market leading team is led by our directors who all have extensive legal and industry expertise within financial services.

Our ambition for the next five years is to grow to be the UK’s largest provider of outsourced contract management services to the financial services industry.

The Opportunity

This opportunity has an expected start date of May 2024, with offers given from March 2024.

You will join DRS as a Data Analyst; leading on analysis and data capture from a range of commercial contracts, reviewing and entering data within one of our DRS dedicated teams supporting your assigned client, a Tier 1 Investment Bank and, where required, escalating internally non-standard contract terms. You will be working alongside leading industry practitioners, senior lawyers and experienced colleagues.

This is a client-facing role, where you will be exposed to commercial arrangements with a wide range of financial institutions, from global banks to hedge funds and entrusted with a considerable amount of responsibility from the outset. You will be supported throughout by experienced colleagues and be able to continue to learn using the wealth of materials, including videos, presentations and guidance notes, available to you on the company’s learning management system.

This opportunity has the chance to develop into a legal role, which would consist of negotiating standardised master agreements.



Salary:
£22,000

Responsibilities

• Timely and accurate recording of data from financial contracts in our client’s contract management system.

• “Four eyes” checking the output of other DRS team members.

• Escalating cases and issues to senior members of the DRS team and/or client stakeholders.

• Manage your own workload.

• Manage and update project database; keeping track of the progress of contracts in a timely and accurate manner.

• Participate in meetings with DRS team and client stakeholders.

• Help provide information and wider reporting for internal DRS stakeholders and the client.

Requirements

• Undergraduate 2:1 degree in Law (other academic discipline will be considered - mathematics, physics, economics, finance, geography).

• Process driven with attention to detail and strong organisational and time management skills.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to work independently, whilst following a pre-defined process.

• Ability to build relationships with colleagues and clients.

• Ability to think creatively and solve problems.

• German and French speaking skills are preferred but not mandatory.

Benefits

Our Culture

We pride ourselves on cultivating an informal working environment by having accessible senior management, open plan offices and a real team approach. We are pleased to have received The Sunday Times 'Best Small Company to Work for' award 2019 and 2020. We have a flexible working culture and ask for staff to attend the office for 2 core days a week.

We’re a diverse firm; speaking over 20 languages, with staff from over 23 countries. Our inclusive, supportive and innovative team dynamic always strive to do the right thing for our clients, for our colleagues and for the business. We take pride in the work we do, in the decisions we make and in the interactions we have.

At DRS, we are dedicated to supporting your learning and development. As such, we offer an extensive career pathway to assist your growth and career goals, enabling you to envision a long-term future with us. To facilitate your progression through the career pathway, we provide a range of training material on our learning management system including, legal, technical and soft skills training. To help you settle into DRS, we have created support and coaching roles, as well as an in-depth training programme, so you feel fully supported in your role.

We offer a sociable and collaborative culture; the relationships we build, both with each other and our clients, are what set us apart. We aspire to improve ourselves by knowing and understanding more each day, sharing knowledge and insight. We are dedicated to creating a team environment and each Friday we hold the ‘Breakfast Club’ where everyone in the company gets together to discuss market developments, achievements and knowledge. We hold regular team meetings, weekly 1-2-1 sessions and quarterly company-wide updates from our CEO. We also offer a social side to coming to work; hosting regular social events, team lunches, activities and Friday drinks/snacks.

Benefits

• Health Insurance

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Perks and discount

• Free Mental Health Support

• Cycle to work scheme

• 5% Employer Pension Contribution

• Life insurance

• Long term sickness insurance

• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

• Training budget

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. Return to work and flexible working conversations are also encouraged and supported.

Our selection for recruitment does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or gender reassignment status (protected characteristics). If you require any adjustments for interview, please let us know and we'll be more than happy to accommodate.

We are dedicated to giving back and supporting our local community. As such, we have an annual charity plan that provides opportunities for our staff to take paid time off to help the local community. We are also an accredited living wage employer as we believe investment in our people is a true reflection of our company values.

Use of Data

If you apply to this position, we will hold personal data and your CV and/or application to DRS roles within our recruitment database (Workable) for a maximum of 24 months, for the purpose of considering you for this/ current and future roles. After this time your information will be deleted. If you wish for us to delete this information right away, please do let us know.

You can also view our prospective employee and all of our updated GDPR compliant privacy here: https://drs-als.com/terms-of-use

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