In House Legal Counsel

Location
England, South Yorkshire, Sheffield
Salary
£50000 - £65000 per annum + Car
Posted
31 Dec 2020
Closes
28 Jan 2021
Ref
BBBH12703
Contact
Robert Addy
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Commercial Contracts
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CRA Consulting have been exclusively retained by Synectics Sheffield office hire into their in house team legal team. We are looking for an experienced in house legal counsel / solicitor to join the team.

Company Overview:
Synectics designs integrated end-to-end surveillance control systems for the world's most demanding security environments. They excel at complex projects that require innovative tailored solutions with high reliability and flexibility, specifically for casinos, oil and gas, public space, banking, transport and critical infrastructure applications.

With over 25 years' of high security systems experience, field proven products, and expert support personnel in the UK, US, Europe, UAE and Singapore, Synectics offers its clients turnkey networked solutions for comprehensive protection and peace of mind.

 

Synectics plc is the parent company of an international business that provides complex security and surveillance software, products and solutions to clients working across high security, transport, critical infrastructure, oil & gas and gaming markets. Each of these market sectors are competitive, high value, tightly regulated and fast moving. The companies mission is to lead the creation of security and surveillance solutions that are precisely adapted for some of the world's most challenging environments. They do this by building a deep understanding of their customers' needs, create solutions they can rely on completely - helping to give peace of mind by securing the people, assets, and livelihoods they are responsible for protecting.

The companies values underpin everything they do and are totally customer focussed. Synetics..........

 

UNDERSTAND - listen, advise, respond and add value to all internal and external customers

 

INNOVATE - are flexible, creative, proactive people and deliver expert solutions using innovative technologies

 

RESPECT - embrace diversity, care, trust and thank each other. They are inclusive and we communicate openly and honestly."

 

DO THE RIGHT THING - act with integrity and collaborate to deliver on commitments. They challenge each other to improve.

 


Job Purpose:
The business is looking to recruit an experienced lawyer to join the Legal and Secretarial team as the Group Legal Counsel / Group Commercial Solicitor. This role would suit both existing in-house lawyers looking to develop their careers and those in private practice looking for a first move in-house.

 

The overarching duty is to provide commercial legal support and advice across the entire group (domestically and internationally). The Legal Counsel / Commercial Solicitor will work across all levels of the business. For example you will regularly interact with bid teams, sales, procurement, HR, senior leadership and the board of directors.

 

 

Principal Accountabilities:

 

  • Act as the Group's central point of contact for advising on non-employment legal matters Help negotiate and draft complex commercial contracts (for example framework agreements, SaaS agreements and licenses) Ensure robust processes are in place for reviewing and approving all Group legal agreements and comprehensive records of such are properly maintained Ensure that in all contracts and other agreements (e. NDAs) the Group's intellectual property is sufficiently protected and commercial risks are appropriately managed Act as the lead contact for the management of external legal counsel instructions Lead on the management and resolution of any litigation / disputes resolution as they arise Maintain the existing suite of 'standard form' contracts and template documents Work with the Company Secretary and Group Finance Director on other relevant areas such as real estate and insurance matters

Key personal attributes:

 

  • Committed business partner, highly motivated to deliver pragmatic and persuasive legal advice Excellent attention to detail with the energy required to see things through to completion Highly flexible and sufficiently adaptable to handle a wide range of matters Well-developed analytical skills Strong communicator - you will liaise with people at all levels in the business through all mediums You must be able to work both autonomously and within teams in a seamless manner The chosen candidate will be expected to demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and respect for their work and for colleagues

 

Qualifications and experience:

 

  • UK qualified lawyer (4 to 8 years PQE) in a commercial or corporate setting Experience working on commercial agreements of all complexities and values Strong knowledge of data privacy laws (including but not limited to GDPR), IT law and forms of construction model form contracts (eg NEC4 or JCT) would be particularly helpful Prior experience of working in the security / surveillance industry or any knowledge of the cyber-security industry and/or on the provision of cloud-based IT services would help in this role (but is not essential)

All applications will be considered on and before the closing date of Thursday 7th January. Please note CRA Consulting are directly managing this vacancy so all applications forwarded to Synectics will be forwarded to CRA. Please apply to this advert for a swifter response. If you require any further information on this post Rob Addy is on hand or call the office.

CRA Consulting have been exclusively retained to help Synectics Sheffield office hire into their in house team. We are looking for an experienced in house counsel / solicitor to join the team.

Company Overview:
Synectics designs integrated end-to-end surveillance control systems for the world's most demanding security environments. They excel at complex projects that require innovative tailored solutions with high reliability and flexibility, specifically for casinos, oil and gas, public space, banking, transport and critical infrastructure applications.

With over 25 years' of high security systems experience, field proven products, and expert support personnel in the UK, US, Europe, UAE and Singapore, Synectics offers its clients turnkey networked solutions for comprehensive protection and peace of mind.

 

Synectics plc is the parent company of an international business that provides complex security and surveillance software, products and solutions to clients working across high security, transport, critical infrastructure, oil & gas and gaming markets. Each of these market sectors are competitive, high value, tightly regulated and fast moving. The companies mission is to lead the creation of security and surveillance solutions that are precisely adapted for some of the world's most challenging environments. They do this by building a deep understanding of their customers' needs, create solutions they can rely on completely - helping to give peace of mind by securing the people, assets, and livelihoods they are responsible for protecting.

The companies values underpin everything they do and are totally customer focussed. Synetics..........

 

UNDERSTAND - listen, advise, respond and add value to all internal and external customers

 

INNOVATE - are flexible, creative, proactive people and deliver expert solutions using innovative technologies

 

RESPECT - embrace diversity, care, trust and thank each other. They are inclusive and we communicate openly and honestly."

 

DO THE RIGHT THING - act with integrity and collaborate to deliver on commitments. They challenge each other to improve.

 


Job Purpose:
The business is looking to recruit an experienced lawyer to join the Legal and Secretarial team as the Group Legal Counsel / Group Commercial Solicitor. This role would suit both existing in-house lawyers looking to develop their careers and those in private practice looking for a first move in-house.

 

The overarching duty is to provide commercial legal support and advice across the entire group (domestically and internationally). The Legal Counsel / Commercial Solicitor will work across all levels of the business. For example you will regularly interact with bid teams, sales, procurement, HR, senior leadership and the board of directors.

 

 

Principal Accountabilities:

 

  • Act as the Group's central point of contact for advising on non-employment legal matters Help negotiate and draft complex commercial contracts (for example framework agreements, SaaS agreements and licenses) Ensure robust processes are in place for reviewing and approving all Group legal agreements and comprehensive records of such are properly maintained Ensure that in all contracts and other agreements (e. NDAs) the Group's intellectual property is sufficiently protected and commercial risks are appropriately managed Act as the lead contact for the management of external legal counsel instructions Lead on the management and resolution of any litigation / disputes resolution as they arise Maintain the existing suite of 'standard form' contracts and template documents Work with the Company Secretary and Group Finance Director on other relevant areas such as real estate and insurance matters

Key personal attributes:

 

  • Committed business partner, highly motivated to deliver pragmatic and persuasive legal advice Excellent attention to detail with the energy required to see things through to completion Highly flexible and sufficiently adaptable to handle a wide range of matters Well-developed analytical skills Strong communicator - you will liaise with people at all levels in the business through all mediums You must be able to work both autonomously and within teams in a seamless manner The chosen candidate will be expected to demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and respect for their work and for colleagues

 

Qualifications and experience:

 

  • UK qualified lawyer (4 to 8 years PQE) in a commercial or corporate setting Experience working on commercial agreements of all complexities and values Strong knowledge of data privacy laws (including but not limited to GDPR), IT law and forms of construction model form contracts (eg NEC4 or JCT) would be particularly helpful Prior experience of working in the security / surveillance industry or any knowledge of the cyber-security industry and/or on the provision of cloud-based IT services would help in this role (but is not essential)

All applications will be considered on and before the closing date of Thursday 7th January. Please note CRA Consulting are directly managing this vacancy so all applications forwarded to Synectics will be forwarded to CRA. Please apply to this advert for a swifter response. If you require any further information on this post Rob Addy is on hand or call the office.