Head of Legal, Sole Counsel


Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

Sole Counsel \/ Head of Legal role, with travel across Manchester, Leeds and York; paying c\u00A370k-\u00A385k
Your new company
This UK Based transport organisation is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation. Following significant investment from the government, it is in an even stronger position for continued growth and is looking to make a Head of Legal appointment, initially in a sole counsel role with a view to potentially grow the team\/function in the future.
Your new role
You will join as Head of Legal, providing robust legal advice across a range of business and commercial matters, in a key strategic role with a direct reporting line to the Finance Director. You will lead on negotiating complex commercial contracts, including logistics and technology agreements, with a focus on providing pragmatic, commercial advice and minimising risk. You will work alongside a high calibre and driven team, promoting best practice across the group. This is a broad and varied role where you will provide strategic input for change within the organisation, support the business on regulatory matters and engage with key stakeholders to develop policies and procedures.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK qualified solicitor, with a significant background in commercial law and proven track record for successfully delivering large scale legal projects. Given the nature of the organisation, it is helpful, although not essential, to have experience in working with public procurement law or public sector clients, ideally on infrastructure projects. It is likely that you will have worked as in-house and hold a broad knowledge and understanding of all functions across the business, with in-depth commercial awareness so that you can add immediate value. You will have completed your training with a well-regarded law firm and have excellent relationship building skills in order to work effectively across the business and influence decision making at all levels.
What you'll get in return
This is a high-profile role with a successful organisation where you can enjoy operating at a senior level. This Head of Legal role offers tremendous scope to establish the legal department and make your own mark as the business takes a new strategic direction. The salary and benefits package is competitive and is negotiable depending on your experience and the value you can add. This could be an ideal move for an experienced Head of Legal \/ Senior Legal Counsel, looking for autonomy and a new challenge in a positive working environment. The benefits package includes a defined benefit pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, enhanced parental leave, plus a range of savings and discount schemes.
What you need to do now
Are you ready for a new challenge? If you're interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV , or call 0161 228 7770 \/ 0333 010 5495 and speak to Navita Rooprai. This vacancy is being exclusively managed by Hays Legal.
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