Legal and Governance at Hastings Direct

A high performing professional support function to the Group, ensuring an effective and efficient corporate governance and legal support framework for the business. 

An environment where inquisitive, analytical, pragmatic, insightful, commercial and solution-oriented people can thrive.

Being seen as an enabler rather than a blocker enables the team to provide practical, informed, and highly effective advice and guidance to our colleagues. Staying connected across all business operations ensures our advice remains relevant and valuable. 

A highly engaged and motivated team, working collaboratively with colleagues, constantly challenging itself and the business, we look for dynamic, articulate team players who take pride in their work, have an aptitude for a varied workload and can deliver to tight deadlines.

If that’s you, we’d like to hear from you!

Our Legal and Governance teams

Company Secretariat

Company Secretariat

A centre of excellence for efficient and effective corporate governance and compliance, meeting the needs of a publicly-listed group engaged in regulated financial services activity.


Meet some of our Legal and Governance team

Teresa King
Legal Assistant

In the Legal Team we have an extremely interesting and varied work load, but the best thing about Hastings is the people, it’s a very friendly working environment

Pamela Middleton
Head of Legal

Having worked in London as a lawyer, I wondered what it would be like to work in Hastings’ Head Office on the sunny south coast! I’ve not been disappointed – we provide legal advice to every part of the business which means the work is very varied as much as it is fast-paced. My colleagues across the business have energy, talent and focus and are genuinely great people who support each other. Join us and you too will see that there’s a great collaborative approach and energy working with our colleagues here at Hastings which makes our job in Legal enjoyable and fun!

Where our Legal and Governance teams are based

Not every one of our roles are available in all our Hastings Direct offices. Here are where you can find the roles you are interested in.

Latest jobs

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In-House Lawyer | Bexhill-on-Sea

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The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.

It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.

There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.

There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.


As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.

All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.

It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.

The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.