Senior Legal Counsel - In-house

  • Job Reference: 00033395-1
  • Date Posted: 5 January 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £60,000
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Unique and broad ranging In-house Legal Counsel opportunity! (Home-based) Senior Legal Counsel – In-house

Temporary 12 Month Contract – Home Based (Regular travel to Birmingham and / or  Borehamwood)

Are you a qualified and experienced Legal Counsel looking to further your career in-house?

If so, we have an exciting high-profile opportunity available which could be a perfect fit!

Here at Signet Jewelers we're looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our business on a 12 month fixed term contract. This role can largely be based from home but applicants should be prepared to spend around 1 day per week in either our Birmingham or Borehamwood office once current Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

As Senior Legal Counsel you'll provide innovative legal advice and commercial support to all business functions of our UK operation, protecting our brands, H.Samuel and Ernest Jones, people and reputation. You'll perform a high-profile role within the UK business utilising subject matter expertise to become a trusted business partner and advisor to leaders across our departments and have direct exposure and interaction with our Executive Committee on a range of business-critical operations. You'll be providing high quality end-to-end legal support on commercial, customer, business development, IT and procurement matters.

Suitable Applicants will be experienced as follows:

Law Degree (or non-law degree with GDL) plus LPC
UK qualified solicitor with strong PQE experience ideally gained within an in-house commercial environment
Demonstrable experience of drafting and advising on commercial contracts / agreements
Demonstrable working knowledge of competition law, data protection, consumer law, e-commerce and outsourcing contracts
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the demonstrable ability to clearly and effectively articulate / summarise legal requirements to and for a non-legal audience
Credible and robust relationship building skills with outstanding negotiation, persuasion and influencing skills
Strong commercial awareness
Willingness to tackle new legal issues outside of core experience

We offer a fantastic job and more… We are passionate about our profession, and together we can help you realise your full potential. Come and be part of Signet Jewelers and enjoy the following fantastic benefits: 
*Competitive Salary
*185 Hours Annual Leave (excluding Bank Holidays)
*Generous Staff Discount across all brands
*Life Assurance
*Pension Scheme
*Real Rewards Corporate Discount
*Recommend a Friend Scheme
*Cycle to Work
*Shine with Signet – Recognition Platform

Be part of something special! Signet is the name behind H.Samuel and Ernest Jones – so altogether, we have 350 UK stores selling some of the most fashionable and exclusive watch and jewelery brands on the High Street. But that's not all. We also have stores in the US, Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands. In fact, we're the largest speciality retail jeweler in the world, by sales. Just imagine where your retail career could take you.

Signet Jewelers (H.Samuel & Ernest Jones) is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are proud to have achieved Disability Confident Committed status (Level 1).  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need