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Legal & General Returner Programme

Legal & General 900 x 300

Location: UK: London, Cardiff & Hove

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into permanent & fixed term roles

Start date: September 2024

Apply by: 21 July 2024

Legal & General (L&G) is delighted to partner with Career Returners for a second year. The programme offers supported hiring into permanent and fixed term roles within Retirement Institutional, Retail, Asset Management. L&G welcomes candidates with a career break of 18 months or more to apply to the programme.

About the Programme

L&G is offering opportunities for career returners, starting in September. Alongside the Career Returners Coaching Programme from Career Returners, you will be allocated with a buddy for your day-to-day questions.  As part of the returner programme, you will also benefit from being part of an internal returner cohort.

Below you will find a bit more about their business areas, as well as several opportunities within each area that they have highlighted for the Career Returners programme.  However, if these don’t feel right for you, but you think the business area would be of interest, please do look through their website for other opportunities available.  If you find a role which better suits your profile, please continue to apply and drop a note to Laura Hale (email below) so she can associate your application with the programme.

Opportunities on the Programme

Retirement Institutional

Legal & General looks after around 700,000 institutional customers who have their retirement benefits secured with us. Operating continuously in the UK market from our entrance in 1987, we are the UK’s longest-running insurer.

Our Institutional Retirement division provides pension risk transfer (PRT) solutions for UK and US defined benefit (DB) schemes, and reinsurance solutions from our global hub in Bermuda. We work with companies, DB pension schemes and their advisors to help them secure and protect scheme members’ retirement benefits.

Joining us means you’ll support customers’ financial security in retirement; help companies to settle their pension liabilities and focus on growing their businesses; and enable investment for the long term to back our pension promises.

Finance Business Partner Role (London)

They are recruiting for an Actuarial Finance Business Partner to join their Retirement Division. They’re offering the opportunity to support L&Gs Retirement Division to optimise its financial performance and ensure that the financial implications of tactical and strategic decisions are fully assessed and understood under a variety of scenarios.

Group Functions

Our Group Functions provide the services that all areas of the business need. This requires a talented and diverse team behind the scenes, who enable everyone at L&G to do what they do best.

Joining us means helping to improve the lives of our customers and contributing to the success of the business every day.

Digital Product Analyst (Hove)

Group Function’s Digital Governance team is looking to hire a Digital Product Analyst to support in the management of the governance framework calendar, working closely with internal stakeholders to gather requirements and source relevant information to ensure the framework is appropriate.

This role would see you reporting on outcomes, creating reporting and MI packs for senior stakeholders and working closely with the Head of Digital Application Governance to develop an understanding and support in the ownership of financial management processes, investigating and resolving associated risks.

Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion (London)

The Group Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing is instrumental in delivering plans to make L&G more diverse, more inclusive, and a place where everyone can thrive. They are seeking someone with experience delivering practical improvements to organisations, their workforces, or cultures.

Business Analyst (Hove)

This is an exciting opportunity for a Business Analyst to join the innovative Discovery & Automation function at L&G. As the newly appointed Business Analyst, you will be delivering quality analysis, automation, and transformation services to their internal customers in Group Functions, whilst working collaboratively with their global external partners and suppliers.

L&G Retail

Legal & General supports the savings, protection and retirement needs of around 14 million people, through our portfolio of retail and workplace businesses.

Our Retail division helps people enjoy a more colourful retirement, both directly and through their employers, including Lifetime Mortgages, Retirement Interest Only Mortgages and financial advice on our range of lending products.

We are the UK’s number one individual life insurer, and also provide Group Protection products for employers – all helping people to plan for the unexpected. We support home buying through our Mortgage Club – the UK’s largest – and our award-winning Surveying Services team. And our fintech team finds and supports socially useful start-ups and scale-ups working in the workplace, home, insurance and wealth areas.

Joining us means helping create brighter financial futures for all our customers.

Risk and Controls Assurance Analyst (Cardiff)

They’re recruiting for a  Risk and Controls Assurance Analyst to join them in their Cardiff office. This role can be offered on a full time, part time and/or compressed hours contract and the team are generally in the office 2 or 3 days a month. In this role you will provide proactive risk management advice to various teams working on Retail Annuities.

They are looking for a risk professional or someone with a background in risk-based change. Ideally you will have some financial services experience and understand aspects of operational, enterprise, conduct and/or financial risks.

Life Underwriter (Remote or hybrid)

They’re recruiting for a Life Medical Underwriterto join the team. You will review customer applications to identify risk factors to assess whether they can offer Life, Critical Illness Cover and Income Protection applications. You can agree to offer the customer a policy, decide on what terms to offer or ask for more information from either the customer or their doctor.

L&G offer both home based or hybrid opportunities dependant on location, so will be happy to discuss at any stage of the application.

Customer Care Advisor: Sensitive Claims and Bereavements (Cardiff)

They’re recruiting for Customer Care Advisors to join their Sensitive Claims and Bereavements team. Their teams are made up of professionals from different backgrounds including care and nursing. If you’re a caring and empathetic person, who loves nothing more than to support people during their time of need then they’d love to hear from you.  You will be speaking to customers or their loved ones in the instance a claim needs to be made, due to serious illness or bereavement.

Senior Claims Assessor (Remote)

If you’d thrive in a role that empowers you to make critical decisions regarding your clients then look no further! If you’re looking for a remote based role and you’re a Claims Assessor in critical illness or terminal illness claims, then they’d love to hear from you. The purpose of the role is to provide excellent customer service and claims handling. This will be through working proactively with Claims Assessors, claimants, medical professionals and 3rd parties, to obtain requirements to support claims assessment, meaning end-to-end time is minimised and customer satisfaction maintained.

Specialist Business Analyst (Hove)

They’re recruiting for a Business Analysis Specialist to join the team. This role will be an exciting extension of an existing Business Analysis team. This technical tier of Business Analysis translates business requirements into technical artefacts, which you will align to their company strategy and tailor to a technical audience.  You’ll be working closely with developers, architects and technical specialists.

Senior Reconciliation Specialist (Hove, 12 Month FTC)

They’re recruiting for a  Reconciliation Specialist to join their Retail functions. The role holder is responsible for the daily oversight of the reconciliation process for customer assets, including cash and investments held by Workplace Pension customers, to ensure these assets are safeguarded in accordance with regulations.

Finance Business Partner (London)

They’re offering you the opportunity to support the Retail Annuities Finance team in driving the profitability of the Retail Annuities business across the full range of financial metrics, all aspects of financial planning, financial management, financial control and supporting the business in making commercial decisions.

Asset Management

Legal & General is one of Europe’s largest asset managers, providing clients and partners with complex, responsible investment solutions, across public and private markets. As a global investor, we are present where our clients most need us – from Hong Kong and Singapore, to Chicago and major European financial hubs.

Created by combining our investment management (LGIM) and asset origination (LGC) capabilities, our Asset Management division works with our Institutional Retirement and Retail divisions to benefit our clients and customers – which include individual savers, pension scheme members and global institutions – and deliver enhanced shareholder returns.

Joining us means becoming part of a market-leading team, with capabilities across the full spectrum of asset classes, with an enduring commitment to responsible investment and creating long-term, sustainable value for our clients and partners.

Onboarding Exec (Hove, 12-month FTC)

L&G is recruiting for an  Onboarding Executive to join their expanding team in Hove as a 12 month FTC. This role is to support and take control of onboarding duties for their client base, covering segregated and pooled investment clients.

Client Reporting Analyst (Hove, 12-month FTC)

You will be responsible for delivering client and fund reporting services across their UK and international client base in a range of different investment products. 

Fund Controller- Infrastructure and Private Credit (London)

The role is designed to act as the principal financial expert for a portfolio of private market funds.

The incumbent will deliver superior financial insight and business acumen, aligned with the four central pillars of fund financial management: financial control, strategic financial guidance to the LGIM RA front office, management of financial risks, and engagement with clients on financial issues pertinent to the funds.

About Legal & General

As one of the world’s largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurances brands, L&G is diverse by its very nature. And it is a company that wants to use its diversity and influence to make society better in the long term – for everyone. To do this, L&G needs to be a company that welcomes everyone, where everyone can succeed. That means they are committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone can all perform at their best, no matter who they are, what they do or where they do it. So, whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, L&G would love to hear from you.

At Legal & General they look to hire people from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. They’re committed to equal opportunities, celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity.  They can offer a range of working patterns, including full time, part time and job share.  They have a hybrid approach to working, between their offices and home, but this can be flexible depending on the needs of the person and the role. They are always be happy to have a conversation around working patterns.

A bit about you

You will have a career break of at least 18 months and your career break could be for any reason. During your career break you may not have participated in any paid work, or you have chosen to work on a small-scale or self-employed basis to fit around other commitments.

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply to the programme.

They would like you to be clear about who you are and what motivates you. L&G recognise everyone has unique skills and personalities, that what unites them all is the fact that they are purposeful in how they deliver, collaborative in how they work, and straightforward in how they communicate. If that sounds like you, they’d love to hear from you!

How to Apply

To apply please click on the relevant links below:

Finance Business Partner

Digital Product Analyst

Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Business Analyst

Risk and Control Assurance Analyst

Life Underwriter

Customer Care Advisor: Sensitive Claims and Bereavements

Senior Claims Assessor

Specialist Business Analyst

Senior Reconciliation Specialist

Finance Business Partner

Onboarding Exec

Client Reporting Analyst

Fund Controller – Infrastructure and Private Credit

The closing date for applications is 21 July 2024.

If you have any questions about the role or a career with L&G, please email Laura Hale (

Commitment to equal opportunities

L&G is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.