Head of Legal & Governance & Company Secretary (on-site)

Expiring today

England, Lincolnshire
£ competitive + excellent benefits
19 Jun 2024
17 Jul 2024
Adele Callaghan
Job Title
General Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Hays Legal is exclusively retained by this leisure sector organisation seeking to appoint a Head of Legal & Governance and Company Secretary. Reporting to the CEO, this appointment to the senior leadership team would suit an experienced lawyer (8 years+) with an in-house or private practice background, to be the legal expert and trusted advisor to the organisation. Interest is welcomed from those with commercial litigation/regulatory backgrounds as well as the more typical commercial or corporate background.

You will be the first point of contact for all legal matters, finding commercial solutions and having a results-orientated approach. You will also manage the legal and governance team.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic legal advice and counsel to the organisation on a broad range of legal matters including commercial contracts, regulatory frameworks, risk management and litigation, also advising upon employment, IP, GDPR and data protection and property matters (supported by external counsel).
  • Company secretarial matters
  • Managing the legal and governance budget
  • Leading and managing the legal and governance team including setting priorities, delegating tasks, and ensuring professional development.
  • Managing external legal relationships with law firms and other advisors, ensuring cost-effective and efficient legal representation.
  • Proactively identifying and mitigating legal risks for the organisation.
  • Staying up to date on relevant laws and regulations, ensuring the organisation remains compliant.
  • Developing and implementing legal policies and procedures for the organisation.
  • Contributing to the development and execution of overall business strategy from a legal perspective.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced lawyer seeking a first "Head of" role or an existing Head of Legal seeking a new challenge.

You will have significant general legal experience, having advised on a range of matters. You will be able to evidence a strong track record of your ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a seasoned lawyer seeking a wide-ranging and stimulating role within a collegiate environment. Hybrid working. On offer is a competitive remuneration package. Only those with UK experience will be considered. Lawyers must live locally.

To learn more about this Head of Legal role, please send your CV to Adele Callaghan (specifying full details of your current remuneration package) or email for a return call to discuss the role. This role is being exclusively handled by Hays Legal and all direct or third-party applications will be forwarded to Hays for consideration.

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