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GCS Prime Negotiator

Posted 22 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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As a Barclays Global Contract Services (GCS) Prime Negotiator, you will be part of a global team within Markets Legal that is primarily accountable for the negotiation and execution of master trading documentation for Barclays’ client-facing Markets business. Your primary focus will be to draft, negotiate and execute various capital markets contract documentation supporting the Prime Services and Prime Derivatives Services (PDS) businesses of Barclays.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

Assisting in the prime brokerage, futures, and related financing businesses by drafting, negotiating and executing capital markets contract documentation

Ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and documentation risk controls and adhering to associated guidelines and procedures

Conducting independent legal analysis and managing relationships with external counsel where necessary and within Barclays requirements on external legal spend

Advising senior stakeholders in Sales, Trading, Risk, Compliance and Operations with respect to risks, controls and complex legal issues

Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with senior stakeholders to establish client trading relationships and drive business priorities

Identifying processes that can be improved around data capture, technology, and documentation guidelines

Seeking pro-actively resolution to blockages in negotiations by working with other colleagues or stakeholders.

Providing creative and pragmatic solutions to progressing the negotiations, and providing succinct and clear explanations of the legal issues and the rational of decisions reached

What we’re looking for:

Substantial experience, competence and knowledge of the suite of prime services agreements within the Financial Services industry

Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent

Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Skills that will help you in the role:

Subject matter expertise in prime services agreements (futures agreement, OTC Clearing Agreement, ISDA/CSA, intermediation agreements (e.g. FXPB), repurchase agreements)

Solid grasp and competence of the importance of legal risk management in the context of document negotiation & regulatory developments in prime services and derivatives industry

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as: a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.


Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

Finance & Banking
55,000 employees