Legal Advisor

ITV plc
London (Central), London (Greater)
£ Competitive
27 Nov 2019
25 Dec 2019
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Advisor, Group Legal Affairs 
£ Competitive 

ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen. We love telly, we’re passionate about content and most importantly we understand our audiences. As a growing international company, we’re commercially minded and have a global focus. We’re all about pushing the boundaries and being innovative.

Why you should join us…

ITV loves helping people build their careers. Every day we create quality content for different platforms, including some of the UK's best-loved TV programmes. Behind the scenes, our diverse team works collaboratively in a variety of different roles, thinking creatively and commercially to make an impact across the globe.
This role entails…

This is a broad role which provides support across all areas of the ITV business.  
Key stakeholders include:

  • Broadcast operations
  • Finance and tax
  • Risk including Health and Safety and Insurance
  • Pensions
  • Legal teams throughout the ITV group

Day to day the work is challenging and varied. The successful candidate will be required to predominantly support on commercial, technology, IP, and regulatory matters with the opportunity to assist in contentious, compliance and corporate issues where required.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Advising on a broad range of legal matters for the ITV business, in particular drafting and negotiating:
  • supplier contracts including framework agreements, professional advisor agreements, contractor agreements etc;
  • ITV channel carriage agreements  and EPG agreements on pay and non-pay platforms;
  • Non-disclosure agreements;
  • wide variety of other commercial agreements; and
  • ongoing monitoring and review of the ITV Purchase Order terms.

The role will also require:

  • commercial and IP litigation support to the Head of Group IP and Litigation as required;
  • assistance on corporate matters;
  • advising on relevant regulatory matters, including Ofcom channel licence compliance;
  • strategic project and compliance work as necessary; 
  • management of internal GIL (Governance, Information and Legal) group initiatives;
  • advising business stakeholders on new legal developments;
  • updating precedents; and
  • engaging with and managing external lawyers.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Qualified solicitor, with 4 years PQE
  • Strong academic record.
  • Team player who is willing to support others whilst managing a demanding workload.
  • Robust, versatile, commercially-minded lawyer.
  • Confidence and proven ability to conduct negotiations, whether as lead negotiator with relevant ITV representatives and/or with external advisers.
  • Experience of working in a professional legal environment (in-house or private practice) in a commercial role.
  • Ability to perform consistently at a high level. Highly resilient.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and negotiation skills.
  • Adaptable, positive approach to a varied workload and the ability to prioritise and multi-task when required.
  • Ability to show initiative and be proactive in dealing with issues.
  • Ability to take a practical, sensible approach and find commercial solutions to meet the objectives of the business.
  • Willingness to adapt and learn. Ability to assimilate new information quickly and effectively.

Closing date:  11th December 2019

We’re committed to offering flexible working options such as adjusted working hours and part-time working depending on the role, and we can chat about what would work best as part of your interview process.

 We love different perspectives and celebrate individuality. So, we look for the best talent from all walks of life. We're passionate about creating a diverse and creative team of people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Treating people equally and with fairness and respect is a way of life here. Our jobs are open to all.

At ITV we celebrate individuality. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and if you've a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role we'll guarantee you an interview. We're happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require additional support... 

At ITV it's your talent that matters and we want you to be the best you can be.

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