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Supervisory legal expert - De Nederlandsche Bank

Locatie: Amsterdam
As a supervisory legal expert at De Nederlandsche Bank, you can use your legal expertise to help safeguard the stability of the Dutch insurance sector.

Are you a pro-active supervisor with a critical eye and a persuasive personality? We offer a challenging position for an experienced supervisory legal expert, with a focus on strengthening the Dutch insurance sector.

Your impact
As a supervisory legal expert, you are responsible for the supervision of a diverse and socially relevant insurance sector with a total balance sheet of nearly 500 billion euros distributed across some 160 institutions. Each year, Dutch people pay tens of billions of euros in premiums to insure themselves against various risks. This sector is firmly in the public spotlight, and faces numerous challenges posed by technological innovations, changing consumer behaviour, low interest rates and developments such as consolidation and internationalisation. These circumstances create opportunities for institutions but also risks. As a legal supervisory expert, you ensure that insurers identify and manage all the risks that affect them. This means you will have a direct impact on the insurance sector!

This is what you will be doing as a supervisory legal expert at DNB
As a supervisory legal expert you have a curious mindset and are pro-active. You signal risks in the sector, assess their impact and convince others to address these risks. You are familiar with prudential supervision legislation and ensure consistent interpretation and implementation of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act and the Solvency II Directive. Your main areas of expertise are non-financial risks - such as legal, compliance and integrity risks. Based on your expertise you are also involved in areas such as for example mergers and acquisitions, governance, and behaviour and culture issues. Supervision is not a solo act but a team effort. You will therefore be working in a multidisciplinary team together with academically-minded colleagues. In the Insurance Supervision Division, you will be working with two other legal supervisory experts who are responsible for providing legal support and wide-ranging legal advice to other supervisors and the Division management This is a challenging position aimed at strengthening the insurance sector and protecting policyholder interests.

What exactly will your job entail?

  • You will identify legal risks and provide account supervisors with legal advice about life, non-life and health insurers.
  • You will deal with or oversee incoming formal requests such as exemptions, licence applications, portfolio transfers, mergers, spin-offs, DNOs and notifications.
  • You offer assistance on enforcement cases and provide legal counsel relating to the imposition of orders subject to a penalty and administrative fines.
  • You provide legal advice on new regulations.
  • You occupy a pivotal role together with other legal experts in the Division's legal cluster, and in the Legal Affairs and Supervision Policy departments.

Your work environment
The Health Insurers Supervision department is part of the Insurance Supervision Division. Based in our offices in Amsterdam, this Division conducts supervision of all national and international insurers in the Netherlands. A key principle of our supervision is to protect the rights of stakeholders, particularly policyholders. The Division works constantly to maintain the financial solidity of the sector, with Solvency II providing an important basis for supervision. The Division employs around 100 professionals across seven supervision departments. You will be working in a multidisciplinary team of supervisors from various backgrounds. Good cooperation is vital. We have an informal and amicable working environment, We emphasise professional drive and excellent opportunities for development.

Your profile
At DNB you will be working together with other professionals with high-calibre skills and expertise. That is why we believe it is very important for you to have in-depth financial economic knowledge so you can interpret and respond to legal questions from prudential supervisors. You have strong analytical skills, the ability to effectively influence others and you are able to act independently. You are able to conduct and coordinate a multitude of different activities effectively and efficiently. You are able to put supervisory questions in the correct legal context. You are a team player, you have a practical mindset, a hands on mentality, and you are able to clearly express a position.

What else are we looking for? 

  • You have completed a degree in law.
  • You have at least 7-10 years of relevant work experience in the insurance sector, legal profession or financial sector.
  • You have broad legal knowledge, with particularly detailed knowledge of the Wft, Solvency II directives and related legislation.
  • You have an overall understanding of the appropriate provisions in the Dutch civil code, and of the transposition of EU laws and regulations into national law.
  • Affinity with the insurance sector is a plus.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Dutch.

This is what we offer you
A 36-hour working week at the heart of today's financial and economic world. You will be working for a diverse, solid and socially committed employer which continually anticipates and responds to the changing requirements of the financial environment, and continues to innovate. This will offer you a wealth of opportunities to develop your professional skills and gain new experiences, both in the Netherlands and abroad. You will initially be granted an employment contract for one year, with the prospect of extension, provided your performance is satisfactory and there are no organisational changes.

Other employment conditions accompanying this position are: 

  • A gross monthly salary of between € 3.800,-- and € 6.000,-- based on a 36-hour working week. Salary scale will be based on your knowledge and experience.
  • A 13th monthly salary payment, and an 8% holiday allowance based on 13 months.
  • Your pension entitlements will accrue under a career-average scheme including provisional indexation, with a 6.1% employee contribution.
  • Full reimbursement of your public transport commuting costs.
  • Plenty of opportunities for professional and personal development through education and training.
  • A healthy work-life balance. This position allows you to divide your 36-hour working week into four 9-hour days.

On top of all of this, you will be working in the centre of Amsterdam, with excellent access by public transport. Depending on your position, you will be allowed to work from home part of the time, and we increasingly work according to agile methods.

Why not apply now? After all, working at DNB means contributing to financial stability and sustainable prosperity.
If having an impact as a supervisory legal expert appeals to you, then apply now. Please submit your motivation letter and full CV no later than 11 July 2019. If you have any questions before applying, Please contact Edwin Lambregts (manager) on +31 20 524 2441 or Saskia Janssen (recruiter) on +31 6 3102 8483 / s.a.g.janssen@dnb.nl. We would be pleased to tell you what makes working for DNB so unique!

We follow a very careful process when assessing candidates. For us as a reliable employer, this is only natural. The selection procedure therefore includes an e-assessment, and we require you to demonstrate your analytical skills in a writing test (case study).

This is a category 2a position, which means you are subject to a criminal background check. The selection process may also involve online screening. You can find more information about the screening process here (available in Dutch only).

The information in this vacancy must not be used for marketing purposes.

Location:
Amsterdam

Information and application:

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Please send your application for Supervisory legal expert at De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam including your CV and motivation letter via our website.

Job posted

26 juni 2019
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Contact:
Saskia Janssen
Recruiter
m. 06 3102 8483
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