Head of Legal

Recruiter
Hays Legal
Location
England, South Yorkshire
Salary
£60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted
17 Oct 2019
Closes
14 Nov 2019
Ref
3699097
Contact
Adele Callaghan
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

My client, a South Yorkshire based national business, seeks a First Legal Counsel for a wide-ranging legal role and additional company secretarial duties.

The organisation is looking for a go-getting and commercially focused lawyer to work closely with the Board, providing strategic advice and ensuring a robust approach to governance and compliance. Legal matters will include general contract management, drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements, also giving general advice on additional areas such as procurement, employment, corporate, property and litigation. You will also manage the relationship with external counsel. As Head of Legal you will also have responsibility for company secretarial (previous experience is not essential), corporate governance and compliance.

Suitable lawyers will have a minimum of 6 years PQE (to more senior) and will have a strong track record in giving commercial legal advice. Lawyers coming from a private practice background will be of equal interest as those already in-house. You should be a strong communicator, very commercially aware and solutions focused. You should also possess strong influencing skills and be able to promote recommendations to all levels of the business.

This is a fantastic Head of Legal opportunity, for someone keen to perform a pivotal role within an organisation and make a real difference. On offer is a generous remuneration package offering a wide range of benefits.

To learn more about this opportunity please send your CV to the retained consultant, Adele Callaghan (specifying full details of your current remuneration package) or call me on 0113 200 3717 to discuss the role.

This role is being handled exclusively by Hays Legal and any direct or third-party applications will be forwarded to Hays Legal for consideration.

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