Legal Counsel- Commercial & Data Privacy

Thomson LRC
Uxbridge, London/ Hybrid-Working
£Excellent + Benefit
18 Mar 2023
15 Apr 2023
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting Legal Counsel opportunity has arisen within the UK & Ireland Legal team of a major global workforce solutions business due to growth, diversification and digitisatio. As a Legal Counsel, you will play a vital role in this journey by being a true business partner and providing high quality, forward-thinking and practical legal support to key lines of the business. The role is full time and will report into the UK&I Legal Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing timely, practical and commercially-focussed legal advice and support to key lines of business.
  • Negotiating, drafting and supporting on the data and technology aspects of a broad range of customer and supplier agreements, which could include recruitment services, IT services and HMG/regulatory frameworks.
  • Identifying and articulating legal risks and issues around the use of data and technology in a recruitment context, and working with key stakeholders to help the business assess and manage the same.
  • Translating current trends and challenges in workforce solutions into a legal context and supporting the business accordingly.
  • Working to a mindset of being an integrated, “trusted adviser” to the business, and offering an appropriate balance of reactive and proactive legal support.
  • Working closely with the business sales and operations teams, as well as other Business Support teams, as required, to ensure a strong understanding of requirements.
  • Provide support to the Legal Director.
  • Working closely with, and contributing to, the wider legal function, through participating in knowledge sharing initiatives and being able to leverage and offer capability and collaboration.

Key Skills:

  • 5+ PQE qualified solicitor in England and Wales with experience either in private practice or an in-house legal team environment.
  • Excellent understanding of the laws relating to technology, data privacy and information security;
  • Knowledge of the recruitment sector would be helpful but not essential.
  • Self-starter with a proactive, collaborative can-do approach.
  • Excellent analytical skills, commercial judgment and attention to detail.
  • Professional and approachable.

On Offer:

  • Competitive salary. Generous & flexible company benefits.
  • Work within a global organisation who, has been named the most ethical for 12 years running. Remote hybrid working and flexible hours available.

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply, please click on the apply button or contact Thomson Legal directly for further information.










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