Paralegal - Commercial Contracts

£20,000 - £30,000 plus company benefits package
14 Jun 2019
09 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Paralegal - Commercial Contracts
Wisborough Green, Billingshurst RH14
£20,000 - £30,000 plus company benefits package

As a Digital Transformation Partner, we accompany companies into the digital future. Our range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Our Customers benefit from our extensive expertise and our innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation.

Worldwide, we employ over 3,000 employees and have offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, The UK and The U.S.A.

We are recruiting for a Paralegal to join our UK Legal team to provide support with contract administration. This is an exciting opportunity to gain commercial legal experience whilst developing your skills in reviewing, drafting and amending legal documents. In this role you will report directly to the General Counsel whilst working closely with our in-house Legal Team. If you are looking to develop your legal skills within a fast-paced environment, then we would love to hear from you. 

Previous experience of working as a Paralegal or working within a corporate legal setting would be beneficial, however, you must have a Law Degree or alternative legal qualification including the Legal Practice Course.

As a Paralegal, you'll work with the team to handle a variety of commercial matters including day-to-day queries from the wider business. You will be ambitious, driven and actively work towards building your caseload as your experience within the team grows. Given the nature of the role, you will have strong attention to detail to ensure that you are confident drafting and negotiating simple commercial agreements. You will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to build excellent working relationships across the wider business as well as working with external institutions and customers. In order to develop yourself and others, you will be helpful and prepared to assist your team members as and when required.

Key Responsibilities: 

+ Review and interpret contracts and other legal documents
+ Process documents for signatures
+ Drafting documents using in-house templates 
+ Managing contract registers
+ Conduct legal research
+ Amend legal documents as necessary and provide comparisons of changes
+ Tracking outstanding legal items for the team
+ Scanning, filing and organising documents in electronic/ physical filing system for team members
+ Providing general support on an as-needed basis

Skills & Experience:

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills
+ Ability to be flexible to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
+ High attention to detail, strong organisational skills, and good analytical skills
+ Ability to build effective relationships both internal and external
+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office and working knowledge of Adobe Pro
+ Ability to work both independently and within a team
+ Experience working with DocuSign 
+ Law degree or alternative legal qualification including the Legal Practice Course is essential
+ Previous experience as a paralegal would be advantageous
+ Experience working in a corporate legal setting would be advantageous

+ Location: UK Headquarters at Wisborough Green (Guildford 30 minutes, Horsham 20 minutes). 
+ Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm / Monday to Friday. (37.5hrs per week)
+ Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 depending on experience.
+ Benefits & Perks: Includes: 25 days annual leave, long service award, life assurance, healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme, on-line discounts & savings platform, free parking, spot bonus scheme, recruitment bounty scheme, free fruit Monday, dress down Friday, Fundraising, Sports & Social club. 

Start date: ASAP 

Additional Information:

+ Must have the right to live and work in the UK. 
+ Due to our location, access to own transport is essential.

Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Commercial Contracts Executive, Junior Commercial Legal Advisor, Commercial Contracts Paralegal, Commercial Legal Trainee, Junior Legal Counsel.

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