Senior Legal Counsel (12 Month FTC)
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Your new company
An internationally respected rail development organisation in the heart of the City of London. The company has grown its UK presence quickly to become one of the leading players in the supply of new trains to the UK's infrastructure. The organisation has a rich, international culture and offers career and self-development encouragement at all levels.
Your new role
A 12-month fixed-term contract, with the possibility of progressing to a permanent position within the team. The role is a commercially orientated generalist, Senior Legal Counsel position, reporting into the General Counsel. You will be involved in negotiating and drafting a range of commercial agreements, including supplier, stock, distribution and construction agreements, as well as advising on matters arising from the UK public procurement regime. You will additionally advise across the business on corporate, legal compliance and governance matters, adding value wherever you see the opportunity. You will liaise with senior management on a regular basis, and be central to the continued growth of the organisation.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be mid- to senior level in-house lawyer with knowledge of the UK rail sector and a strong commercial mindset. You will be an excellent negotiator with demonstrable exposure to high-value commercial agreements and knowledge of the UK Public Procurement regime. You will be able to integrate across the wider business in an international environment, and operate to strict deadlines in a fast-moving atmosphere. You will be able to perform a generalist role, with respect for different cultures and backgrounds. You will have the confidence to step in for the General Counsel when necessary and the gravitas to effectively represent this notable brand externally.
What you'll get in return
You will be involved in a rich quality and variety of work from day one, as part of a small but highly respected team. You will not be compartmentalised into a particular area, and will instead be given the bandwidth to make a holistic contribution across the business. You will work in state of the art offices in the heart of the City, and you will be rewarded with a generous benefits package.
What you need to do now
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