Legal Consultant – Chepstow

Recruiter
TSR Legal
Location
Chepstow, Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
Salary
Competitive & Excellent Benefits
Posted
07 Aug 2018
Closes
07 Sep 2018
Ref
RP7818
Position
Paralegal
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Legal Consultant – Chepstow

Our client, a leading management consultancy covering the whole UK, specialising in helping businesses to achieve and maintain certification to ISO standards.

The company has a market-leading proprietary software product to identify the specific legal requirements that apply to them in the areas of Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety, Information Security law and the GDPR.  The legal content is developed and maintained via their in-house legal team.

The firm are experiencing a period of growth and are looking to double capacity in the legal team by taking on another full-time team member.

The candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in law and have passed the Bar Professional Training Course, or have a master’s degree in law. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to move away from private practice into a close knit team.

The role

The legal team currently comprises one full-time member, who covers two distinct areas of activity:

  • maintenance of the legal database
  • providing Data Protection Officer (DPO) services to clients

Day-to-day, the work involves:

  • Checking daily for changes to Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety and Information Security legislation applicable to the UK, and updating/maintaining the in-house database accordingly
  • Analysing new legislation to extract the legal requirements applicable to businesses and presenting these in layman’s terms
  • Adapting the structure of the questionnaire to incorporate changes to legislation as and when they occur
  • Responding to queries from clients regarding the interpretation of specific legal requirements
  • Preparing the content of the monthly forward-looking briefing on future-dated legislation (Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety and Information Security and the GDPR)
  • Supporting consultants who have legal specific queries on Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety, Information Security law and the GDPR relevant to their clients
  • Providing DPO services to clients
  • Experience of contract review

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post-qualification practical experience of at least 12 months is essential.
  • Direct experience working with Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety, Information Security law and the GDPR is not essential but would be a bonus.
  • Ideally, the candidate will be able to cover the full spectrum of day-to-day activity. However, candidates who do not currently have relevant experience/qualifications to cover GDPR and DPO services will be considered.

Personal Qualities

  • Conscientious
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Works with minimal direction and takes full ownership of the role
  • Ability to maintain standards while working quickly under pressure
  • Professional, approachable manner with clients
  • Must live within comfortable commuting distance of Chepstow or have your own transport

As well as a competitive salary, the firm offer some excellent benefits including:

  • 24 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 5% pension
  • Free parking
  • Training and course assistance
  • Discretionary firm wide bonus

Should you be interested in applying for this role or would even like to have a more general chat to find out further information please contact Rachel Phillips at TSR LEGAL for a confidential discussion or apply directly for the role below: