Assistant Company Lawyer BLUA64999

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Competitive Salary
30 May 2018
27 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Company Lawyer BLUA64999

Leeds City Centre

Competitive Salary

Our client will be one of the largest pensions pools in the UK when established in 2018. They will be one of eight nationally pooled funds, and will oversee the investment of pensions assets, bringing together £43 billion investments of 12 likeminded Local Government Pensions Scheme funds.

They are building an FCA regulated investment company to manage these assets through both internal and external management with a number of investment vehicles, including an Authorised Contractual Scheme. Work on creating the company is well progressed to ensure the structures are in place to start to take on assets from mid - 2018.

They are looking for an Assistant Company Lawyer reporting directly to the Head of Legal & Company Secretary to be based at their modern headquarters in the centre of Leeds.  The environment is unique and offers a rich variety of interesting, challenging and pioneering work.

As a commercial lawyer you will very much be positioned within the very heart of the business as the legal function is integral to the whole operation. You'll need to be a qualified commercial lawyer who can work autonomously and a commercially minded pragmatist, who is likely thrive in an environment where the relationship between the legal and commercial issues are entwined.

The role will involve dealing with an array of contracts and procurement working with the Senior Managers and key stakeholders advising on providing legal support during the commercial tendering (often using public sector procurement frameworks) and negotiation phases to ensure implementation of relevant risk management policies. The role will also require strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence and engage at all levels, liaising on a regular basis with the CEO, COO and all senior management.

You'll take a lead legal role on projects, providing valid and commercial legal advice and viable solutions and will also be accountable for the implementation of policies and regulations such as GDPR and Freedom of Information Act requirements.  You will also have the opportunity to develop Company Secretariat skills by supporting key Governance Committee meetings.

A key requirement of this role is commercial experience, ideally in a financial services regulated sector. Due to the unique positioning of this company we would be interested in receiving applications from candidates who also have experience in Public Procurement, GDPR and/or Freedom of Information Act.

This role would suit a lawyer with circa 1-3 years PQE, and a strong business law focus to their career so far. You could be looking for your first move in house, or already be working in business, and will have a background of commercial, corporate financial services or regulatory work. Given the nature of some of the work crossing the desk, some experience or working in a regulated environment would be helpful but is by no means essential.

You will benefit from a good work / life balance, excellent mix of work, a friendly and supportive team, and a city centre location. The role carries a degree of responsibility and will present a great opportunity for an individual wishing to take it on.

In return, our client offers a competitive salary and benefits including 30 days holiday and support for professional development along with exceptional exposure to a wide range of interesting work within a dynamic business.

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