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Regulatory Lawyer (Junior level)

Employer
Affinity Water
Location
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Salary
£50,000 - £55,000
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Practice area
Regulatory
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
2 years
Position
Solicitor
Sector
In-house

Affinity Water is the UK’s largest water only company, leading the way in innovation to reduce water usage and driving down costs for our 3.8 million customers whilst protecting our chalk streams and the environment.

We are looking to appoint a Junior level Regulatory Lawyer to join our in-house legal team. As part of our commitment to delivering high-quality water services to our customers, we need your expertise to ensure legal compliance and efficiency in the regulated and contractual / commercial aspects of our operations.

Your role will be to provide commercially aware legal advice and assistance in the regulatory and contractual spheres. It would be an advantage if you also have past experience of litigation matters. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business Partnering: Assist the Senior Legal Counsel in providing legal support to various teams including Regulatory, Commercial, Operations, and Engineering.
  • Legal Advice: Offer guidance on regulatory, commercial, and contractual matters, tailored to meet the needs and objectives of the business.
  • Document Drafting: Prepare, review, and advise on a wide range of legal documents relevant to our regulated activities.
  • Strategic Support: Support the development of strategic resource options necessary to fulfil our statutory management and business plans.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Provide legal advice and assistance to ensure compliance with licence and regulatory requirements.
  • Contentious Matters: Offer support on all contentious and litigious matters, including environment, health, safety, and related issues.
  • External Legal Management: Assist in managing external legal advisers, ensuring timely and budget-conscious delivery of legal services.

Role Capabilities (Technical):

  • Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 2 years PQE with experience in regulatory compliance or in a regulated sector
  • Experience in contracts/commercial and litigation law is desirable but not essential.
  • Comfortable presenting to diverse stakeholders
  • IT Skills: Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Builds effective relationships, applies analytical and problem-solving skills, works autonomously with minimal supervision.

Benefits include:

  • Salary circa £55,000
  • Annual leave 23 days, plus a celebration day, plus bank holidays, rising with length of service
  • A generous pension scheme that doubles the contributions you make, up to a maximum of 12%
  • We offer enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave. We also have a Carers’ policy and Menopause policy to help us support our people through different stages of their lives.
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Access to our Wellbeing Centre with support for looking after your physical and mental health
  • Hybrid working: Improve your home-work balance with two days per week in the office in Hatfield. 

You can find out what it’s like to work at Affinity Water through our career site https://www.affinitywatercareers.co.uk/ where our colleagues share their career development stories and you can get a feel for our company culture.

Affinity Water recognises the benefits of greater diversity in our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We are committed to building a more inclusive culture where every member of our workforce can thrive.

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