Head of Legal

Hays Legal
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£14 - £100000.00 per annum
17 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Navita Rooprai
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Senior Legal Appointment In House - Head of Legal job in Manchester paying up to £100k

Your new company
This UK Based technology business has an established client base, specifically within the financial services sector. Following significant capital investment, it is in an even stronger position for continued growth and is looking to make a senior appointment to work closely with the Executive team and lead a small legal department.

Your new role
You will join as Head of Legal, providing robust legal advice across a range of business and commercial matters, in a key strategic role with a direct reporting line to the Executive Team. You will lead on negotiating complex commercial contracts with a focus on providing pragmatic, commercial advice and minimising risk. You will be responsible for managing a high calibre team and promoting best practice across the group. This is a broad and varied role where you will provide strategic input for change within the organisation, support the business on regulatory projects in line with FCA and ICO requirements and engage with key stakeholders to develop policies and procedures.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK qualified solicitor, with a significant background in commercial law and proven track record for successfully delivering large scale legal projects. Given the nature of the business, it is helpful, although not essential, to have experience in working with the financial services sector or other regulated businesses. It is likely that you will have worked as in-house with a solid understanding of IT contracts, including software licensing and outsourcing agreements, so that you can add immediate value. You will have completed your training with a well-regarded law firm and have excellent relationship building skills in order to work effectively across the business and influence decision making at all levels.

What you'll get in return
This is a high profile role with a successful company where you can enjoy operating at a senior level. This Head of Legal role offers tremendous scope to continue the success of the legal department and make your own mark as the business takes a new strategic direction. The salary and benefits package is generous and is negotiable depending on your experience and the value you can add. This could be an ideal move for an experienced Head of Legal / Senior Legal Counsel, looking for flexibility in a positive working environment. There is an attractive benefits package including a company bonus scheme, car allowance, pension, free parking, private medical cover plus a range of tax free savings and discount schemes.

What you need to do now
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