Legal Counsel - Enterprise

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. Legal/Regulatory
Posting date:11 Jul, 2018
Legal Counsel - Enterprise - Newbury/London

About the role

The future is exciting, Ready to join our Legal Team as our next Legal Counsel?

Just as you would suspect, our legal teams look after Vodafone's legal estate across the UK and play a big part in ensuring Vodafone’s compliance with recent regulatory laws. Pushing our own agenda, we look to limit regulatory impacts. An adaptive individual, you’ll have the chance to work on high/medium risk acquisition activities across your chosen business area. Oh, and you’ll also cover commercial contractual arrangements. 

Key Accountabilities:
  • Drafting and negotiating a range of commercial contracts for the Enterprise Business Unit of Vodafone UK.
  • Providing legal advice, assistance and support (on both a proactive and reactive basis) to relevant business areas in writing, orally, by presentations and in meetings.  
  • Providing legal advice, assistance and support (on both a proactive and reactive basis) to other members of the UK legal team on relevant legal issues.
  • Monitoring advice given by external solicitors and ensuring it is appropriately disseminated to internal customers.
  • In the case of disputes, working closely with the dispute resolution team to determine position and strategy, advise the relevant internal customers and achieve resolution.  
  • Reviewing a wide range of sources of information for new and proposed legal developments which impact relevant areas of responsibility. Raising new and emerging issues with the UK legal team and the UK business as appropriate, including providing advice and comment in writing and/or in presentations/workshops.
  • Keeping contract templates and internal briefing notes up-to-date and providing ongoing training so that the business can operate as efficiently as possible and in a way that manages key legal risks.
  • Liaising with legal teams in Vodafone Group and other Vodafone operating companies to share ideas, learnings and best practice.

Must have technical / professional qualifications:     
  • Qualified Solicitor with high quality post-qualification legal experience in the commercial field. 
  • Solid grounding in commercial law and a good level of general legal knowledge.
  • Proficient drafting skills.
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Able to take ownership of projects and drive them to successful completion.

This role can be based in our Newbury or London (Smale House) offices with 1 day in Newbury per week.

Corporate at Vodafone

Well – we work within the heart of our business, providing top notch support, expertise and guidance across our UK and Group operations. In a nutshell, we’ve been trailblazing the way to our next stage of digital growth. Here at Vodafone we’re always moving, always growing and adapting. It’s this attitude and approach that has allowed us to create a continuous culture of development – ensuring we’re always streets ahead of our competitors and continue to attract and secure the best talent around. 

What makes our corporate function a great place to work? It’s simple really.  We challenge the business to move forward, and in return can offer you no shortage of exciting projects designed to encourage growth and success. Hard work is valued and rewarded with us and we can offer you a world of opportunities for future development, and a culture that makes you truly proud to work here.

Sound like the corporate function you’d like to be part of?

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Commitment from Vodafone
Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. 

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