Job Description

Salary: Competitive

AWE Legal is seeking an Employment Law & General Commercial Counsel to join its dynamic team of lawyers supporting the Company on a wide range of legal matters. Location: Hybrid and flexible working, with our offices based in Berkshire between Reading, Basingstoke and Newbury with onsite parking and public transport services. Salary: Starting at Pay range £57,540 up to £90,00 depending on experience. A typical day for an Employment Law & General Commercial Counsel could look like this: Key Accountabilities: Informing the Company on the legal effects of its relationships with others, including staff where applicable, and advising the Company on the most effective legal structures and contracts to achieve its aims. Advising the Company on the resolution of disputes with others. Briefing the Company on its legal and regulatory requirements, and with relevant internal processes and governance. Managing the provision by others (including other staff and external advisers) of such advice. Key Responsibilities: Drafting standard and bespoke contracts and other documentation for use by the Company. Negotiating contracts and other engagements with third parties, directly or with other functions. Conducting the resolution of disputes including through litigation and arbitration. Analysing legislative and case law developments and considering their effect on the Company. Assessing and implementing improvements in legal and related processes in the Company. We would like you to demonstrate or have experience of: Currently admitted as a solicitor or barrister to practise in at least onejurisdiction of the United Kingdom. Working knowledge of English law especially in relation to contract law. Applying legal oversight at appropriate levels to complex situations. Experience of advising on one or more areas of law relevant to the Company. Why work for us? AWE has been voted one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK again this year. So, when you work with us, you can take advantage of a great package of benefits and development opportunities on top of your salary including: 25 days annual leave Every other Friday off (AWE works a 9-day fortnight) Generous pension contributions of between 9% and 13% (defined contribution on your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution) Flexible working arrangements can be considered so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle Excellent personal development opportunities including annual membership to relevant professional bodies, training and mentoring Everyday spending discounts - access to savings on a wide range of shops and services exclusive to AWE employees Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family You can find out more about our benefits To apply: Please log into to submit your CV and a covering letter. Make sure that you highlight all relevant skills and experience for this job. Give us a clear view of what you can bring to the role and also why you want to work with the team here at AWE. You must be willing and able to obtain and maintain Security/ Developed Vetting Clearance (funded by the AWE) in order to start with us in this role. It can take several months for clearance to come through. This job role is suitable for hybrid working, which is an informal, non-contractual and voluntary arrangement, blending a balance of attendance in the workplace (your permanent duty station) and working from home as a personal choice. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post. The successful candidate is required to carry out all their duties from a UK location and cannot do so from an overseas location at any time. Important things you need to know: Interviews will be scheduled during working hours Interviews will be 90 minutes on TEAMS If we receive an exceptionally high level of applications, this vacancy may close early. For more information about the role or the recruitment process, get in touch with me (Sunflower) at: (Sorry agencies - all recruitment for this role is being managed by our internal resourcing team here at AWE) #LI-SM

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