Group Legal Manager

Able UK
08 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Legal Manager
Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees
About Us
As a key strategic player, the Teesside based Able Group is at the forefront of tackling some of our society’s most pressing sustainability challenges.
In the pursuit of a fourfold increase of the UK’s offshore renewable energy output, Able is providing and developing new bespoke port facilities on both the River Tees and the River Humber, with the latter set to establish one of Europe’s most extensive new industrial offshore wind clusters. These activities are fully supported by the Government and the Humber facility has secured Freeport Tax Site status.
The Group also remains as a European market leader in the receipt and disposal of redundant oil and gas structures -achieving a 98% + recycling rate at its Able Seaton Port, near Hartlepool.
As a major landowner across the north of England – including one of the UK’s largest vehicle storage and distribution centres, near Immingham - the property development arm of the Group is committed to delivering environmentally friendly solutions that best serve the needs of supporting communities.
The privately owned Group can demonstrate a long and considerable track record of investment and this is further underwritten by its overriding and passionate approach to making a positive difference in every sphere of its activities.
The Role
We’re currently looking for a Group Legal Manager to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis.
We are seeking an individual with legal expertise, ideally in commercial, property or construction disciplines, who is keen to contribute to an entrepreneurial business by delivering a trusted and reliable support function.
Reporting to the Group’s Legal Counsel, you should be highly organised with strong attention to detail and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. In this support role, you must be able to build trust and credibility as well as fit into our company culture and share our values and governance objectives.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in a varied in-house role, gaining experience in high value projects, business critical commercial matters and a range of contracts. Experience in commercial insurance and claims handling would also be advantageous.
Key Responsibilities
- General legal advice, support and research on a wide range of matters
- Preparation and review of legal documents
- Delivery and/or co-ordination of legal support required on a variety of projects and transactions
- Ongoing development of internal policy, governance and processes
- Collation and maintenance of high-quality company records, including in relation to an extensive property portfolio
- Supporting senior members of staff
- Co-ordinating the relationship with our external legal advisers
- Management support regarding the Group insurance portfolio
- Administrative support to Legal Counsel
Personal Attributes
- Highly organised, motivated and disciplined
- Strong attention to detail
- A concise, logical approach
- Willingness to learn and confidence to work outside of usual comfort zone
- Good communicator and team player
Qualifications And Experience
This role may be suitable for candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds ready for the next move in their career, from a law graduate working within industry to a solicitor with 1-3 year’s PQE or a legal executive or paralegal with experience in practise or a similar in-house role in relevant industries.
Key Information
- The position will be based at ABLE Head Office, Billingham (with travel as required to other Able UK locations)
- The position will command a competitive package
- Applicants need to demonstrate a successful track record and experience of working within a similar role
- Hours: 08:00 – 17:00 (16:00 Friday)
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