In- house Lawyers

Rushden, Northamptonshire
17 Jan 2018
17 Feb 2018
Full time
Contract type

Due to company growth, Bright Horizons are looking for new people to join our highly varied In-House Legal Department. The roles will ideally be based full time (Monday to Friday) at our head office in Rushden, Northamptonshire, however if required we would consider opportunities at our Chesham office.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions specialises in managing high-quality nurseries that meet the needs of working families and provides work/life consulting services to employers now operating over 300 nurseries in throughout the UK and Ireland. Bright Horizons has been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

The work within the Legal Department is highly varied and covers all legal issues arising from operating a business in the early years, wellbeing and work/life sector.  We work in partnership with many departments covering a variety of legal areas such as contracts, commercial property, employment, acquisitions, risk mitigation, legal dispute resolution, litigation and general legal advice.

The roles will be required to support all areas of the business as needed but with specialist knowledge as set out below.

Employment Solicitor – this person must be a qualified solicitor and have a minimum of three years post qualification experience practising employment law.

Personal Injury – we are looking for a Paralegal/Legal Executive/Solicitor with a minimum of two years’ experience of practising personal injury law.

Commercial Contracts – we are looking for a Paralegal/Legal Executive/Solicitor with a minimum of three years’ experience in either private practice or an in hour role and an understanding of intellectual property, data protection and litigation.

Additional Essential knowledge, skills and experience required for all roles:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to translate complex legal concepts to non-legal audience;
  • Ability to give commercially practical legal advice that balances and protects the actual risks to the business;
  • Ability to work effectively to objectives with the personal sensitivity to manage negotiations with a range of stakeholders.

Due to the nature of these roles, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

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