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Commercial Legal Counsel

Hays Legal
£60000.0 - £70000.0 per annum + circa. £65,000
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House, Public Sector
Experience Level
Not Disclosed
Full Time
Practice Areas
Charities, Company/Commercial

Job Details

Your new company
We are working with one of the UK's most well-known children's charities to recruit an in-house commercial legal counsel.

Your new role
As a Commercial Legal Counsel, part of a growing legal and company secretariat team, you will provide strategic legal advice and support to enable the delivery of the charity's mission across a broad range of activities and functions. Your work will have a focus on drafting, negotiating and advising on key contracts, data protection, intellectual property, fundraising law and regulation and public procurement. You will also support the charity's governance and related legal and regulatory compliance, and the resolution of disputes and complaints.

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified England & Wales solicitor, ideally between 2-4 years' post-qualification experience, although those with more or less years' experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrable experience in commercial law and public procurement.
  • Thorough understanding of the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR.
  • A broad understanding of the legal and regulatory framework within which the charity operates.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

What you'll get in return

  • A salary commensurate with experience, c. £65,000
  • 1 office day per week (central London). Travel will be covered for those living outside of London.
  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays + the ability to buy up to another 5 days
  • Group Personal Pension Plan - the charity will match your contribution up to 6%
  • Death in service cover - up to 4x annual earnings

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Company info
020 3465 0139
107 Cheapside
United Kingdom

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