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Senior Legal Counsel

Affinity Water
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
£80,000 - £90,000
Closing date
29 May 2024

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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 for an experienced lawyer for the role of Senior Legal Counsel. You will have detailed knowledge and expertise in procurement and construction law, with the remit to develop and take to the next level the legal team's support to the business on its vital commercial contracts.

This role offers a unique opportunity to get involved with impactful and meaningful work in a dynamic and supportive environment, giving you autonomy to make independent decisions. As an essential legal team member leading the legal service provision in the commercial, procurement and engineering areas, you will be making a significant impact on the business and the have opportunity to shape and progress your career.

This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned lawyer to play a key role in a fast-moving and exciting environment.

As the Senior Legal Counsel, you will:

  • Act as a business partner to our Commercial, Engineering, IT and Procurement Teams, proactively identifying legal support requirements.
  • Provide advice on commercial, contractual, engineering, and procurement law matters ensuring alignment with business objectives.
  • Advise on compliance with applicable legislation, the Utilities Contracts Regulations and our regulatory framework.
  • Draft and review a variety of key contracts and agreements, ensuring appropriate protection for Affinity Water.
  • Leading day-to-day legal and compliance risk management in your business area.
  • Manage external legal advisers and handle contentious matters related to contractual or commercial law issues

Experience required:

  • Inhouse or private practice qualified lawyer with a minimum 5 PQE with expertise contract law with exposure to construction contracts (focus on NEC 3&4)
  • Experience advising on public procurement and associated contracts 


• Basic salary up to £85,000 plus car allowance £4305

• Hybrid Flexible working - Office based 2 days per week in Hatfield is expected

• Holiday entitlement 26 days plus a celebration day

• A generous pension scheme that doubles the contributions you make, up to a maximum of 12%

• Company annual bonus

• We offer enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Benefits

• Volunteering Days

• Life Assurance

• Further training costs covered.

If you are ready to take on a new challenging and rewarding role, apply now to join Affinity Water in contributing to the future of legal support in the water industry. 

Your contributions will be essential to our continued success and growth. 

You can find out what it’s like to work at Affinity Water through our career site 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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