LEGAL COUNSEL

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

What you need to know about the role Here at British Steel we require a Legal Counsel to join our Business Services Function and support the Legal Director. Times are changing in the steel industry and we’re moving with them. Our steel has been fundamental in creating iconic, awe inspiring structures around the world, structures that take your breath away. Our steel has helped people travel, eat and enjoy themselves! This all adds up to make British Steel a special company and a great place to develop your career. You will support the Legal Director in providing legal advice across a full range of commercial legal issues and corporate support work. This will include the following activities: * Negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial transactions. * Reviewing and/or preparing a wide range of contractual documentation, including sale and purchase agreements, IP licenses, confidentiality agreements and similar. * Managing early stage disputes and working with external counsel on litigation matters. * Support to other functional departments (estates, human resources, finance, R&D) on legal issues affecting these areas. * Managing external advisers where appropriate, ensuring service levels and value for money * Advising on changes in relevant law and regulation and providing training to support business activities. * Supporting compliance activity * Having an awareness of the Company’s policy framework and how it is implemented (in some cases, it will be the responsibility of the Legal Counsel to monitor and uphold that framework) What we need to know about you This is an exciting opportunity for appropriately qualified professional who is able to practice law in England and Wales. You need to have sufficient experience in core areas of company and commercial law. Previous in-house experience is an advantage but not essential for committed candidates who are willing to learn. You will also ideally have experience in working across a variety of jurisdictions and practice areas. Communication is critical to the success of this role and you need to be someone who is capable of operating at all levels of the organization working with colleagues of all disciplines. The ability to travel within the United Kingdom is essential. British Steel is part of the Chinese Jingye industrial group so Mandarin Chinese language skills will be a significant advantage for this role. The sheer scale and complexity of our organisation means the legal work is diverse, technically challenging and requires good judgement and innovative problem-solving skills. This is a chance to apply your experience and skills to support the transfomation of this new company, which has a rich history and heritage. What we can offer you We know our employees are our greatest asset and alongside the great benefits packages we offer, we continue to invest in their careers by providing a huge range of training and development opportunities. Whatever your stage in life, you'll find a range of benefits to complement your work-life balance. The benefits you'll enjoy include: * Defined contribution company pension scheme * 27 Personal Holidays + Statutory Bank Holidays * Life Assurance * A comprehensive Company sick pay scheme * Health Cash Plan via our partnership with Simplyhealth * Employee Assistance Programme * Standby and call-out payments * Family friendly benefits including maternity, paternity and adoption leave What you need to know about us Here at British Steel we’re undertaking the biggest transformation in our history – and you could play a vital role. Our new owners have invested £330 million in just 3 years to improve our operations. And further major investments are planned as we focus on building a clean, green and sustainable future for British Steel. People are at the heart of our exciting plans and we’re looking for more talented colleagues to drive our journey to net zero. Are you up for the challenge? Apply now

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