Corporate Legal Counsel (12-month FTC) – Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire
Corporate Legal Counsel sought by FTSE 250 on a 12-month fixed term contract basis initially (with strong potential for either an extension or conversion onto a permanent contract next year).
The role requires courage, a commercial and corporate mind-set and the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders within the Treasury, Strategy, Procurement and Technology departments over the legal matters relating to corporate finance, M&A and other complex contracting required to support these functions.
The Corporate Legal Counsel will provide guidance and leadership in all matters that might impact or affect the business, including:
Corporate – Financing arrangements, M&A, JV’s, restructuring
Contract negotiation - Digital, Commercial, IT Service and other operational business issues
Procurement – supplier selection, outsourcing contracts, drafting bespoke agreements
The successful candidate will be a qualified Solicitor with a proven track record of Corporate experience either within Practice or working as an In-House Counsel covering similar topics. Previous exposure to consumer businesses (or other sectors following the same fast-paced, multi-site environment) is an advantage but not a requirement. A minimum of 3 years PQE is required to develop the level of skills and experience they are seeking, but candidates with significantly more PQE than this should still apply if they are comfortable with the budget available to get your foot in the door to such a fantastic employer.
If you have great attention to detail, the type of experience described above and are willing to start the next stage of your career in a contract capacity for an opportunity as marvellous as this, we’d like to hear from you ASAP to take this forward.