LEGAL COUNSEL

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Legal Counsel Up to £80,000 + up to 25% Annual Bonus & Excellent Benefits Stratford upon Avon * Lead an in-house Legal team on a broad range of commercial projects * Opportunity to get involved in complex, high value projects * Hybrid role with 60% homeworking and 40% in Stratford-upon-Avon About the role: Due to internal progression and an exciting period of change, we have an opportunity for a commercial lawyer to join our NFU Mutual Legal team, where your expertise and leadership will drive success, and contribute to our continued growth and excellence. Our hands-on Legal team manage commercial matters right across NFU Mutual. With a proactive approach to their work, they truly partner our internal client base, drive efficiencies, and add real commercial value. As a Legal Counsel, you’ll play a pivotal role in leading the Legal team to provide advice and support to our organisation on a wide range of legal matters. Collaborating with senior internal stakeholders, you’ll identify and mitigate legal risks, ensure compliance with laws and regulations, and support strategic business initiatives. With a clear focus on the draft, review and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts, you’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in complex, high value projects. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, forward thinking commercial Lawyer seeking a new challenge or the opportunity to move in-house, where you’ll find the same calibre of projects you’re used to, within a different culture. This role is based in our Tiddington Head Office, just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon. However, we understand how important a positive work-life balance is, so to help you give your best, we offer great facilities when you want to be in an office environment and support to work up to 60% of your hours from home. About you: A qualified Solicitor, you have excellent corporate/commercial background, ideally from a leading national firm. Technically excellent, you have a proven background in drafting and negotiating a variety of documentations which include service agreements, facilities management contracts, software licenses, sponsorship agreements, proof of concept and consultancy agreements. A resilient and confident person, you effortlessly work with a variety of stakeholders and project teams to deliver timely legal advice to the business. To join our team, you’ll also have: • Experience of managing competing demands • Ability to manage stakeholder expectations at all levels • Proven ability to establish a high degree of trust and respect • A great eye for detail and ability to take a pragmatic approach to negotiations Experience of working in a regulated environment is desirable but not essential. At NFU Mutual, we support an inclusive workplace and value all the differences that make us unique. We celebrate the creativity and innovation that comes from diverse perspectives and experiences and share a common vision of doing the right thing for our customers and employees. We recognise that some candidates may experience barriers during the recruitment process. So, we encourage candidates to discuss any adjustments or accommodations they need to be the best they can be throughout our recruitment process. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, a Race at Work and Women in Finance Charter signatory and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, disability, neurodiversity, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Benefits and Rewards: When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including: * Salary up to £80,000 * Annual bonus (up to 25% of salary) * Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution * 28 days annual leave + bank holidays + buy/sell/save holiday trading scheme * A Family Friendly policy that helps you balance your work and family responsibilities * Private medical insurance + options to add family members * Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets * £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership – subject to T&Cs * Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more * Employee Volunteering - volunteer in the community for one day each year * Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme * Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary * Employee discounts of 15% on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies. Working at NFU Mutual: We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 57 companies across the globe, and one of only two organisations with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2023 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021, the Glassdoor Best Places to Work UK List 2023 and 2024 and were recognised as a certified UK Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute in 2023 and 2024. We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future. Closing date for applications: 3rd April 2024. Legal Counsel

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