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Commercial Solicitor

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Anonymous

Reading, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Legal
Immediate Start
£35k - £50k Annual
Full-Time
Job Title: Commercial Solicitor

Location: Forbury Place, Reading RG1 3JH

Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

Our Role

Recently nominated for a number of industry awards and a recognised market leader in the provision of legal services for a FTSE 100 business, our in-house Legal team currently have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Solicitor to join them in supporting and advising SSE Enterprise Telecoms on a range of legal matters.

As a Commercial Solicitor, you will provide sound legal and commercial advice on all aspects of business transactions undertaken across the UK; providing proactive and practical options.

This will involve providing key legal advice to the sales and delivery teams on business opportunities advising on contentious matters, and on its regulatory and statutory obligations, which include contracts to support Enterprise's expansion into new areas.

Your Skills and Experience

A qualified solicitor with between 3 - 4 years PQE, you will assist the existing team to provide proactive and pragmatic legal advice on a range of legal, commercial and operational issues and ensure legal risks are understood and appropriately managed

This will involve dealing with a varied range of contracts and disputes in a timely manner and having a clear understanding of what is acceptable in the market. You must therefore have a proven track record of producing high quality and effective legal advice in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

Strong negotiation, drafting, communication and interpersonal skills will be vital to your success as is the ability to work well on your own and within a team. As periodic travel between our offices throughout the UK is expected, a full UK driving licence is desirable.

Utilities/Infrastructure experience would be advantageous but is not essential.

Our Company

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you'll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You'll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our "Be the Difference" scheme.

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn't take long.

Closing date for applications is: Friday 1 February 2019.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks

Reference: 628765462

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