Reed Specialist Recruitment (NEW) London, UK
Jan 24, 2017Full time
Senior Legal Counsel £65,000 - £70,000 Pensions & Savings Trust Central London An excellent opportunity has arisen with a Pensions & Savings provider in Central London. They are a public body who specialise in delivering workplace pension schemes. They aim to offer a high-quality and straightforward way to save for retirement. They are currently seeking a Senior Legal Counsel who will specialise in intellectual property, data protection and supplier & outsourcing contracts. The ideal candidate will have experience in these areas from in-house or from a secondment. The successful candidate will be responsible for: - Advising on procurement risk, providing guidance on the appropriate procedure and reviewing tender documentation; - Negotiating, drafting and importing contract variations and assisting the procurement team with queries - Taking the lead in advising on other contract terms and assisting in or leading negotiations - Proactively identifying legal risks to the business and developing strategies to mitigate them - Directing the paralegal in managing legal precedents, assisting in collating appropriate know-how and managing non-disclosure agreements with third parties The successful candidate will have: - Approximately 5+ years PQE (but other levels of PQE will be considered) - Strong academics from a top university - Experience of working as legal counsel in-house, either on secondment or in a permanent role - Good understanding of IT outsourcing, public procurement and IP/data privacy - The ability to make effective decisions quickly sometimes with limited information whilst understanding the need to be able to objectively justify the reasons for those decisions; - An aptitude for reviewing complex legislation, legal texts and case law and summarising the content accurately and concisely - The ability to learn new areas of law quickly and to appreciate the wider concerns of the organisation as a public body Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.