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Sole Legal Counsel

Hays Legal
England, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
Closing date
24 Feb 2021

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Sole Legal Counsel Job - Cheltenham/Remote Working

Your new company
Our client is undergoing impressive expansion and are looking to make a first-time appointment for a Legal Counsel to join their team. The team are currently working remotely however post-COVID you will be required to commute on an as needed basis to their office in Cheltenham, therefore it is likely that you will live within commuting distance. This is an important role for them and they are committed to completing a remote recruitment process and onboarding during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Your new role
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Joint-Company Secretary, you will support the CEO, CFO and COO on a broad range of commercial projects, including any transactions such as acquisitions, financing, procurement contracts, offtake agreements, non-disclosure agreements etc. You will be responsible for supporting senior management on any legal, regulatory, litigation, reputational and risk management issues raised, including strategic initiatives, public statements, corporate governance and all on-going activities. You will also support the Company Secretary to ensure that all regulatory requirements/ corporate formalities are observed and will project manage the production of the Company's Annual Reports under the supervision of the CFO, as well as a advising on corporate communications, digital marketing and website content, including public statements, ESG strategy, reputational risk matters, vendor procurement agreements and relationships.

About You
You will have 3+ years of experience, preferably gained in-house. You should be comfortable dealing with corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance matters and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues across all levels, functions and teams. Experienced paralegals with substantial experience of working in-house are also encouraged to apply. Experience of public company compliance and company secretarial matters, including drafting of AGM and EGM notices would be beneficial, as would prior experience of working in a business subject to either the Combined Code, QCA Code or AIM Rules.

What you'll get in return
This presents as an excellent opportunity with a growing company offering flexible working and a high-quality collaborative team environment. A great role if you are looking for the next step up in your career. Please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further information on the role.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Understanding your needs

Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

To find out more about currently available jobs or for advice on your recruitment needs visit or contact your local Hays office.

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