Sole Legal Counsel/Head of Legal Job Part-Time - Exeter/Flexible Working
Your new company
Our client are an employer of choice in the local market and are looking to make a first-time appointment for an In-house Counsel/Head of Legal to join their office in Exeter. This is a permanent, part-time role (circa 20 hours per week) and the company are flexible regarding working pattern. The team are currently working remotely however post-COVID you will be required to commute to their office in Exeter, 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 Finance Director, you will support the business on a broad spectrum of matters, including commercial contracts (suppliers and customers), property leases and employment/HR queries. You will be responsible for supporting senior management on any legal, regulatory, litigation, reputational and risk management issues raised, including strategic initiatives and all on-going activities. This is a standalone role and as such you will be comfortable working autonomously.
The successful candidate will have 5+ years of experience, gained either in-house or private practice. Ideally you will be comfortable dealing with commercial contracts, property and employment matters, however experience in one of these areas will also be considered; the aptitude to learn new skills and ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues across all levels, functions and teams will be equally important.
What you'll get in return
This presents as an excellent opportunity with a growing company offering flexible, part-time working and a high-quality collaborative team environment. A great role if you are looking for an autonomous in-house position. Please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further information on the role.
What you need to do now
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