In- House Legal Advisor, Warwick (Permanent)

30 Nov 2018
28 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
telent In-House Legal Advisor, Warwick, (Permanent)

We're looking for a pragmatic, commercially focused, legal professional to join our fun-loving and hard working team.
• You'll be in charge in supporting our procurement team on all things legal. You will:
• Draft and negotiate a wide range of contracts and other commercial documentation;
• Advise and support the team at all stages of our projects from concept, through bidding, contract negotiation, contract delivery to contract closure;
• Develop the team with training and coaching;
•bAdvise on compliance matters relating to telent's supply chain, such as the Modern Slavery Act and Data Protection Act;
• Where needed, provide advice and support to all of our functions including estates/facilities, finance and HR.
We work in a wide range of market sectors and offer a wide range of different types of communications related projects and services.

What about us?
• We are proud to be one of the largest providers of communications services in the UK with an annual turnover in excess of GBP550m. Every time you pick up the phone, surf the net, travel on a motorway, catch a train, bus or tube, or even dial 999: chances are we have enabled the communications infrastructure to make this happen.
• We provide communications project and maintenance services to customers in many market sectors, including Rail, Metro, Traffic, Telecoms, Emergency Services and other Public Sector organisations and local authorities.
• Our key customers include BT, Network Rail, Highways England, Transport for London, Vodafone, Sky, Level 3, London Underground, London Bus, Airwave, and numerous Fire and Rescue Services. We will bore you with a longer list when you come in to meet us!
Interested? - see full details below:

Job Summary:
• To provide non-contentious and contentious legal advice and support. The role will primarily support telent's procurement team, but you may also be asked to support all areas of telent's business including HR, estates, corporate and finance.

Key Objectives:
• Provide high quality general commercial advice to telent's procurement team as required. This may include:
• preparation, review and negotiation of supplier contracts, including customer contract flowdowns;
• advising on compliance matters relating to telent's supply chain, such as the Modern Slavery Act and Data Protection Act;
• management of external advisors to ensure quality of advice, value for money and accurate budgeting/cash forecasting; and
• providing training and coaching to the procurement team.
• This role will also include advising all other aspects of telent's business in contentious and non-contentious matters as needed.

Essential Skills:
• English qualified solicitor/barrister (QLTT accepted) 1-3yr PQE
• Excellent communicator, able to provide pragmatic, commercially sound written and oral advice
• Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships across all disciplines and seniority levels
• Flexible approach, able to adapt to change rapidly

Desirable Skills:
• In-house experience
• Construction contracts experience; knowledge of NEC and JCT suites of documents

Excellent employee benefits:

telent is committed to ensuring that we offer industry leading career opportunities, salary and benefits packages. Join us and you can expect to receive:
• 33 days holiday, including public holidays, plus the option to buy or sell five days each year
• Company pension scheme
• A range of family friendly policies including childcare vouchers
• An employee-funded car leasing scheme
• Occupational health support
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.
telent is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion

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