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Sole In House Counsel/Head of Legal

Hays Legal
England, Devon, Exeter
Closing date
20 Apr 2021

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Practice area
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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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.

About You
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
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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Network of Experts

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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