Legal Council

Posted 15 February by Wilde Associates
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Job Title: Legal Council

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon or Maidstone

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000

Job Type: 18 Months FTC

Vacancy number: LH9680



  • Strong academic record at school and university in whatever courses taken
  • Writing ability - precise, succinct, simple but not oversimplified
  • Attention to detail
  • Negotiation ability - comfortable carrying the flag for the Business in contract negotiations with public sector customers who may be represented by experienced procurement advisers and/or IT-savvy lawyers
  • Demonstrated interest in legal and contract matters
  • Demonstrated interest in healthcare and/or information technology
  • People skills - e.g. teamwork orientation; helping others achieve their goals; getting results from others; negotiation skills; etc.
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Time management and ability to set and adjust priorities and work to tight deadlines
  • PC skills - MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Sharepoint, and similar applications


  • NHS and/or local government experience
  • Public sector non-NHS experience
  • UK public procurement law knowledge - legal and practical
  • Large corporation experience
  • Assist with and take the lead on customer contract formation working closely with sales and bid management teams across the different Alliance companies
  • Advise the Business on contract management (i.e. performance against the contract from initial signature to expiry or early termination)
  • Assist and lead on or support the negotiation and drafting of contract amendments (CCNs)
  • Support others in the commercial, sales and bid management teams as appropriate for example on contract issues, renewals (term extensions) and contract administration (archiving and database)

The Role Requires

  • Possess a degree - ideally a law degree
  • Hold a legal professional qualification - ideally as a solicitor
  • Experience in dealing with contracting or other matters in the IT field (particularly licensing arrangements, data protection /IG in healthcare IT or related field)
  • Some knowledge of public sector framework agreements and the formation of call off contracts would be helpful but not essential
  • Experience of working successfully with senior management and at board level
  • Experience in corporate legal affairs
  • Some knowledge and experience in commercial bidding, tendering, negotiation and sales skills for deals of individual TOV >£5m would be very helpful

Business Partner Contracting:

  • Assist and lead on business partner contracting

Corporate Legal Support:

To assist the Senior Counsel and General Counsel as required with the Business’s which could include:

  • Corporate governance
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment affairs
  • General corporate affairs
  • M&A, and
  • Property matters


  • Provide support and guidance with retention and licensing of IP
  • Provide support and guidance to purchasing activities within the Business
  • Participate and lead UK legal team staff meetings, process improvement initiatives, and other activities as required

Wilde Associates is working in the capacity of an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy

Required skills

  • Law
  • Legal
  • NHS
  • Solicitors
  • IT

Reference: 37300320

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