In House Solicitor

Salary up to GBP50,000
02 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a fast-growing digital education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. They have been supporting educators worldwide for over 100 years.
Due to an increase of work load they are looking to recruit an In House Solicitor. As their In House Solicitor you will be responsible for delivering a professional in-house service as Legal Counsel in your capacity as a qualified lawyer to provide legal advice on all commercial aspects of the organisation.
The role will be based at their offices in Sheffield city centre however home working a few days a week would be available.
In House Solicitor- Key tasks and responsibilities
1. To provide commercial and fit for purpose legal advice on all commercial aspects of the role.
2. Negotiation, reviewing and drafting commercial contracts for the Group to ensure consistency.
3. Support the business with legal compliance and rights management for the group, including bribery act, data protection, advertising and promotions, e-commerce, and ad hoc queries.
4. To assist the business in understanding and complying with commercial legal agreements and legal requirements, and to provide regular updates of developments in the legal and regulatory environment.
5. Dealing with Intellectual Property issues.
6. Facilitate advice from overseas legal providers regarding relocations, secondments and foreign entities where appropriate.
7. Managing instructions to external counsel (including, property, employment, litigation, banking and other specialist areas of law).
8. Provide day to day assistance to the General Counsel.
Company Secretary to the Board, Committees and subsidiaries.
1. Responsible for compliance with Company Law, the Listing Rules and DTRs, Corporate Governance Code and Remuneration Principles, and advising the Chairman and Committee Chairman on issues arising.
2. Responsible for establishing and managing procedures for sound corporate governance.
3. Arranging and managing General Meetings, and liaising with proxy voting advisory agencies and shareholders to ensure compliance with all reporting filing and documentation requirements.
4. Provide an effective service to the CEO and the board, keeping them fully informed of their responsibilities.
5. Acting as signatory for required legal documentation.
6. Preparation of relevant sections of the Annual Report.
7. Managing share incentive plans.
Education and experience requirements
* Qualified Solicitor or Barrister in England and Wales with 3 years+ PQE
* Strong academic education and qualifications
* In house experience beneficial but not essential
* Previous experience of operating at senior executive level with a demonstrable ability to gain trust and influence at Board and senior leadership level.
In House Solicitor- Key Competencies & Behaviours
* Demonstrate general business awareness and strong commercial acumen
* Excellent communication skills, oral and written, and ability to communicate with employees at all levels within the organisation
* Ability to work on own initiative and offer a pro-active problem solving approach
* Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively with other business functions to understand the business needs and complexities of legal issues as they arise to ensure pragmatic outcomes are achieved
* Ability to organise self to work efficiently and manage conflicting priorities and multiple deadlines

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