Legal Counsel

Posted 6 May by Wilde Associates
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Job Title: Legal Counsel

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Salary: £55,000 to £65,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: LH10050

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have healthcare and / or IT experience.

A new opportunity has arisen in the legal team to support the company and its subsidiaries ("the Group") in their contracting activities with their customers and suppliers and to assist the Group’s General Counsel with a range of corporate affairs.

The role will be based in Stratford with periodic travel and out of hours work required. There is flexibility available for home working.

Knowledge / Experience:

This role requires the holder to possess a degree and to 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 fields). Some knowledge of public sector framework agreements and the formation of call off contracts would be helpful but not essential. The role requires experience in corporate legal affairs. Some knowledge and experience in commercial bidding, tendering, negotiation and sales skills would be very helpful. Experience in employment and property is desirable but not essential.

Skills required:

  • NHS and / or local government experience
  • IT / Software industry experience
  • Public sector non-NHS experience
  • UK public procurement law knowledge - legal and practical
  • Large corporation experience
  • 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 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; helping others achieve their goals; getting results from others; negotiation skills etc.
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to project manage contract negotiations
  • Time management and ability to set and adjust priorities and work to tight deadlines
  • PC skills - MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, DocuSign and SharePoint.

Responsibilities:

Customer contracting

  • Assist with and take the lead on customer contract formation working closely with sales and bid management teams’
  • Advise 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 procurement matters, contract issues, renewals (term extensions) and contract administration
  • Business partner contracting
  • Assist and lead on business partner contracting
  • Corporate legal support
  • To assist the General Counsel as required with the Group’s corporate activities which could include:
  • Corporate governance
  • Compliance
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment affairs
  • General corporate affairs
  • Property matters
  • Provide support and guidance with retention and licensing of IP
  • Provide support and guidance for purchasing activities within the Group
  • Provide training and support to the sales and bid team on matters such as procurement
  • Provide support to the DPO
  • Work closely with the finance team to support the contracting process
  • Assist the Group’s General Counsel

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Significant relationships both within the company and across other operating business units operating within the Group
  • Manage and maintain strong customer relationships at senior level
  • Manage and maintain strong relationships with corporate advisors
  • Relationships with other vendors /partners and suppliers

Wilde Associates are working in the capacity of an Employment Agency for this role

Required skills

  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • NHS

Reference: 42295249

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