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Legal Counsel – Part Time – (9-12 month contract) – Remote

Employer
Performance Consultants
Location
Homeworking
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Mid Level
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
PQE
1-3 Years, 4-6 Years

Job Type: Part-time, Contract 

Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 pro rata depending upon experience, based on a 35 hour full time working week 

Expected hours: 15 – 18 hours per week 

Experience: 3-6 years+ PQE

The Opportunity 

We are looking to recruit a Legal Counsel on an interim part-time basis for 15-18 hours per week to cover maternity leave. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is inspired by our vision and ethos to join a respected and growing company to support on a wide range of legal matters.  

This is a fully remote role (UK) with a requirement for occasional travel to London. This role will therefore suit somebody who is comfortable with a remote style of working and company culture. 

Who we are 

Performance Consultants is the home of culture transformation and performance coaching, and our purpose is to inspire a revolution in global business culture that empowers transformational leaders to positively impact the lives of people globally. With a reputation for transformational behaviour change and impact on business outcomes, our founders are the ‘godfathers’ of the world’s exploding coaching industry. 

Our clients are ‘future-focused’ global businesses and organisations that understand the value of culture transformation. Clients include Ikea, MasterCard, Medtronic, Nandos, EasyJet and Linde. 

Our Culture 

Performance Consultants is a close-knit but growing team that shares the same values: Purpose, Potential, Authenticity and Trust. Our culture has been built around the core principles of transformational leadership and is on a journey to becoming an ‘interdependent’ culture. 

What You'll be doing 

  • Supporting the business on the client contracting process, including RFPs and contract negotiation - leading negotiations and with support from commercial and finance teams; driving agreements through to signature  
  • Supporting with supplier contracts - including; for data management, cyber security, marketing and PR, systems and technology suppliers.
  • Supporting the business on intellectual property matters including the consistent use of trade marks, copyright advice, management of trade mark applications and registrations (with external counsel)   Providing legal advice on data protection and confidentiality queries
  • Assisting on legal matters relating to our website and marketing communications including in relation to book launches 
  • Updating and maintaining our client and supplier contract templates  

Please note that this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. 

About You 

To be successful in this role you will be a Qualified Solicitor of England & Wales with 3-6 years+ post qualification experience - we may also consider candidates outside of this range who possess the relevant experience.  

You will have excellent contract drafting skills and a sound knowledge of intellectual property law (specialist IP experience is not essential, but a good working knowledge of IP law is useful), as well as good research skills and the ability to analyse and advise on diverse matters of which you may not have specialist prior experience. This role is also ideally suited to someone who enjoys supporting and working with individuals who have no legal background. 

You must also be available to join us by Monday 10th June 2024. 

You will also be: 

  • Personable and engaging 
  • Confident influencing at all levels 
  • Able to prioritise and flex to accommodate business needs 
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and autonomously
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Inspired by our vision and ethos
  •  An active listener  
  • A Team Player – ready to get stuck in 

Desirable Skills/Qualifications 

  • Previous experience working in-house
  • Previous experience with clients in the training or learning sector 
  • Experience working on multi-jurisdictional matters (many of our  clients are based overseas including in Europe, the US, Middle East) 

You will benefit from 

  • Remote working 
  • Access to WeWork locations
  •  Access to industry leading Coaching and Leadership training
  •  Access to an Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Access to various discount opportunities 

To be considered for this role please apply with your CV and a covering letter to Laura Borner, Head of People, lauraborner@performanceconsultants.com

Closing date for applications Friday 26th April 2024.  

 

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