Compliance & Legal careers in the UK


Compliance and legal careers at Nationwide

As a Financial Services organisation there are many legal and regulatory requirements that we must comply with. But we're different from some financial organisations in the way we work. As a mutual we truly focus on the best outcome for our customers. We do this because they are not just our customers, they are also members, and have a say in how we operate. 

As a business we think we're edging closer and closer to being an exemplar organisation. And we do this by working together to provide the best possible solution for both our members and our employees.

Our compliance and legal teams

Group Compliance is made up of Compliance Oversight, Financial Crime, Compliance Advice, Secretariat and Legal.

In turn there are 6 separate legal teams that make up Group Legal at Nationwide; Retail, Commercial Lending, Corporate & Treasury, Business & Employment, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Risk. Each of these teams are led by a General Counsel, the senior lawyer who reports directly to the Group General Counsel. The lawyers in each of the teams generally report directly into a senior lawyer.

What are compliance and legal teams do

We work very closely with the whole business and with regulators to help Nationwide achieve its corporate goals, and the work we do has more impact than you might think. Whether it's the small print in our advertising, the design and pricing of our products, or the processes in our branches and contact centres. 

Having a voice on the Board, and being involved in the customers' end-to-end journey gives us a unique opportunity to make sure we as an organisation do the right thing.

Who we're looking for

Whether you currently work in a legal or compliance role or you're looking to move into this area you'll find it a challenge.

You need to use your judgement and interpret rules and regulations. Conflicting priorities and deadlines need to be managed, and you'll need to be confident and able to stand by your views.

“ Influencing the business is a large part of what you'll do, alongside keeping up-to-date with industry wide regulation. ”

The senior management will provide support when needed but also challenge you to grow and develop. We provide plenty of in-house learning and training through our award winning Business School to help you be the best you can be and to progress. And if you want to work towards a relevant professional qualification we'll support you with that too.