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Senior Legal Counsel

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £80,000 - £100,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 months ago

  • Sector: Compliance, Risk Management
  • Contact: Michael Ayres
  • Contact Email: mayres@merje.com
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2758
  • Expiry Date: 21 September 2023
  • Job Ref: MA/10743

 

Experienced senior legal counsel required to join an in-house legal team to provide strategic direction as well as general commercial legal advice.  The role is a 12-month fixed term contract, and will be based out of the firms UK head office in Manchester.  Hybrid working is available with 1 - 2 officer days per week required.

As the role is employed on an FTC basis, all benefits are included such as: Non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and 2 volunteering days, Buy / sell holidays, Life assurance, Medical and dental insurance and a range of optional flexible benefits.

Responsibilities:

Manage and lead the legal team (In-House Legal Counsel and Paralegal), ensuring high-quality service delivery.

Provide legal advice and guidance.

Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Manage relationships with external stakeholders, including customers, regulators, and other legal professionals.

Oversee management of legal cases and ensure timely and effective resolution.

Provide training to the wider business.

Applicant requirements

You will be a qualified solicitor and have significant post qualification experience.

Strong commercial acumen.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong leadership and people management skills.

Proven experience managing a legal team and providing strategic direction.

Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure.

ABOUT US

Securing Energy for Europe - it's a simple statement, with a bold ambition. SEFE is not just our name, but also encompasses everything that drives us. To accomplish this, we're taking immediate action to secure gas supply - but also looking forward, to explore our role in the European energy transformation and how we can contribute to a stable and sustainable future.

As a fully-integrated energy company, we serve our customers with an end-to-end energy value chain - from sourcing and trading to transport, storage and sales. Together, we ensure the security of gas supply in Germany and Europe and drive the green energy transformation. Our international teams work across locations in Europe, Asia, and North America. We're passionate about energy and the important role it can play in shaping a better future.

Our Manchester office is home to over 320 employees in a diverse array of roles and specialties - from sales and operations, to technology, data science and more. As a key location for our Sales operations, we deliver a reliable supply of energy and a fantastic experience to more than 50,000 non-domestic energy consumers in Europe.

OUR BENEFITS

We're committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience. Whatever your role, you'll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, and recognises your contribution.

We offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive, and broad reaching benefits package which includes:

- Non-contributory pension

- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and 2 volunteering days

- Buy / sell holidays

- Life assurance

- Medical and dental insurance

- Range of optional flexible benefits

Based from our offices in Manchester, you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home. We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.

Join SEFE and help us secure gas supply across Europe and shape a better, more sustainable tomorrow.

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Job Title

Senior Legal Counsel - 12 Month FTC

 

 

Job Description

 

Experienced senior legal counsel required to join an in-house legal team to provide strategic direction as well as general commercial legal advice.  The role is a 12-month fixed term contract, and will be based out of the firms UK head office in Manchester.  Hybrid working is available with 1 - 2 officer days per week required.

 

As the role is employed on an FTC basis, all benefits are included such as: Non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and 2 volunteering days, Buy / sell holidays, Life assurance, Medical and dental insurance, and a range of optional flexible benefits.

 

Responsibilities

Manage and lead the legal team (In-House Legal Counsel and Paralegal), ensuring high-quality service delivery.

Provide legal advice and guidance.

Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Manage relationships with external stakeholders, including customers, regulators, and other legal professionals.

Oversee management of legal cases and ensure timely and effective resolution.

Provide training to the wider business.

 

Applicant requirements

You will be a qualified solicitor and have significant post qualification experience.

Strong commercial acumen.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong leadership and people management skills.

Proven experience managing a legal team and providing strategic direction.

Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure.

 

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.

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