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Senior Legal Advisor

Zoek Pin Pakhru-in, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 40 days ago

Role Profile:  Telent specialises in the design, build, support and management of a large proportion of the UK’s critical digital infrastructure. To continue to support our business growth we need a pragmatic, commercially focussed legal advisor to ensure the provision of contentious and non-contentious advice to all areas of our business. This role will be really varied and you will be involved in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be one of the largest providers of critical infrastructure technology services in the UK. 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. Our markets include transport, emergency services, network providers and the public sector. Our strategic focus is to continue to grow by offering new services and solutions to existing and new clients. Reporting to the Legal and Commercial Director you will be responsible for advising on legal matters relating to all areas of Telent’s business, managing the legal team and external legal advisors. The role will require a breadth and depth of legal experience and creative thinking. You will work flexibly across all areas of Telent’s business and be able to rapidly establish relationships with different teams. Key deliverables include: •The provision of: -Contentious and non-contentious legal advice to the Telent business including M&A, restructuring, financing and the establishment of joint ventures -Drafting, negotiation, risk analysis and mitigation in respect of customer, suppliers and other contracts -Management through to resolution of contentious insured and uninsured claims and matters -Legal compliance matters including the Companies Act, Bribery Act and Modern Slavery Act -Support for regulatory reporting, enquiries and investigations including whistleblowing -Identification and delivery of legal training needs to the business -Development and management of standard templates and other information to support good practice -Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation, and communicating relevant updates to our businesses •Select and manage external legal advisors to ensure quality of advice, value for money and accurate budgeting, including in respect of: -Litigation -Property matters -Human resources matters -Matters in foreign jurisdictions -Other specialist or high volume legal matters as well as instruct and liaise with other relevant professions, such as notaries and liquidators Typical Deliverables : Deliverables include: •Giving pragmatic, business focused legal advice and counsel, principally to the Telent senior executive and the senior management team •Completing strategic legal projects proactively and within stipulated timescales •Ensuring that external legal advisers are instructed appropriately and fees are managed proactively Business Operations Skills – Experience: Skills/qualifications (essential): •English qualified solicitor/barrister (QLTT accepted) Experience (essential) •+7 years of post qualification experience in company and commercial law in an in-house environment Behavioural Requirements: Ability to prioritise a busy and varied workload Flexibility and good judgment Problem solving skills and ‘can do’ attitude Verbal and written communications skills Influencing, negotiation and presentation skills Self motivation and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision Comfortable with ambiguity and taking a risk based approach 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 Occupational health support Discounts on Cinema, Restaurants and Shopping with telent Reward scheme

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