Legal Counsel

Recruiter
Clifton Legal
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Excellent Salary plus Pension/Health/Generous Holiday
Posted
23 Nov 2020
Closes
04 Dec 2020
Ref
GB/CS/1568
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

In-House Legal Counsel | 1-2 PQE
Commercial | Oxfordshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Legal Counsel to join the in-house legal team of a Thames Valley business. Offered on a full-time, permanent basis, the role will see you deliver high value advice to a range of business sectors including retail, defence, healthcare, manufacturing and Aerospace.

This role has been newly created due to continued high growth across the business.

Your New Role

The Legal Counsel will work closely with the senior board members and project managers who require commercial legal input throughout the project life cycle. The legal team here play a major part in every facet of the business. They are involved from day one which is very much in keeping with the highly inclusive and team focused environment.

This is a business that has based its success on innovation and people. The value placed on its people is huge. 

The organisation has a rich history in working with household name clients solving complex and seemingly insurmountable challenges.

As the new In-House Counsel, you will have access to a variety of complex work while receiving some of the best in-house training and support available. You will be supported by a team of experienced lawyers who will be able to guide and shape your experience.

Key Responsibilities

The In-House Legal Counsel will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the wider senior management team on a wide range of matters including:

  • Supplier Contracts
  • Trademarks and IP
  • Public Procurement
  • Employment law and contracts
  • Software licenses and IT contracts
  • Looking after all company secretarial matters for the legal entities

Additionally, there is scope for the role to cover important quasi-legal and non-legal areas including:

  • Proactive project management of all aspects of client contracts from start to finish
  • Preparing and project managing tender frameworks and responses for public and private sector clients
  • Running procurement programmes as well as involvement in many internal improvement projects.

About You

Applications are invited from Lawyers looking to work closely with a business who may not have the classic general commercial background - you may have worked in Property, Employment or Litigation. We would like to speak with you if you feel your values and approach are closely aligned with what you read here.

Your commercial approach to problem solving will be as highly valued as your legal background. We would emphasise the key criteria - a commercial approach – above specific criteria listed in this role profile.

The perfect application to this Legal Counsel position will also demonstrate:

  • Strong knowledge of contract law
  • Good experience of drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Pragmatic, commercial negotiation approach
  • Organisational ability and multi-tasking
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure and be flexible as part of a small team
  • Sense of humour
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister with 1-2 years’ PQE
  • Ability to fit into a fun and sociable environment

The Future

The prospects for career development and personal development for the new In-House Counsel are significant. Future possibilities exist to move into different roles within the legal function as the business continues to grow rapidly, as well as other operational functions across the whole of the business support team.

Support will be available from day one. You will have a dedicated and consistent Development Manager to support your career progression and you will receive regular appraisals and reviews.

We are looking for someone who is driven and wants to progress their career.

Salary & Benefits

In return, you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package that includes pension, healthcare and generous holiday allowance.

Apply Now

If you would like to be considered for this In-House Legal Counsel role, please apply now. We hope to have the opportunity to discuss the role with you further.