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  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: Legal
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive salary plus excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 16-May-2019
  • Job reference: 21757

Job Description


Are you an experienced and commercially minded lawyer with a solid background in contract negotiation and drafting? Do you consider yourself to be a quick and clear communicator, able to influence with tact and discretion? Do you pride yourself on your ability to keep a real sense of focus and professionalism in an extremely busy and ever-changing environment? If so, then we have the role for you!


We, at Travis Perkins, have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Solicitor to join our dedicated in house Corporate and Commercial legal Services team as Legal Counsel in the General Counsel Office. In this role you will be based at our head office in Northampton and will be responsible for providing commercial and pragmatic legal advice to support and mitigate the risks to our trade-focused businesses and central functions.


Utilising your excellent communication skills, you will be advising all levels of management on legal issues and business problems. You will work proactively, with the necessary stakeholders, to make the complex simple, and mitigate contractual and legal risk to the business whilst meeting commercial objectives. Partnering with the business, you will provide advice on a wide variety of commercial legal issues, including contract drafting and negotiation, dispute management and regulatory and compliance issues, keeping in mind key strategic goals.


Alongside the above you will also be responsible for:

  • Instructing, when appropriate, and managing any outsourced work with our external legal panel.

  • Contributing to development of the commercial legal team, the General Counsel Office and their ways of working to meet the evolving needs of our business.

  • Networking and building relations with central and divisional functions.

  • Preparing, delivering and maintaining training throughout our businesses.

  • Opportunity to work with Head of Legal and Senior Legal Counsel on more complex projects.


You'll need to have a demonstrable desire to work in-house and a genuine commitment to be the very best you can.


But what can we offer you?

As one of the UK's most trusted names in building materials and home improvements we believe in being the best at everything we do. Travis Perkins Plc is a strong team with market-leading businesses (including Travis Perkins, BSS, Keyline, CCF and Benchmarx.


Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers: offering you the opportunity to fulfil your potential in a forward thinking company that still believes in upholding family values - and putting our colleagues and customers at the heart of our growing business whilst ensuring we are making decent returns. Despite our size, we’ve got the values of a family run business and the mindset and ambition.


Joining Travis Perkins as a new member of the General Counsel Office means joining a reputable and expanding business offering great company benefits such as discounts across our businesses and the support of an employer who values your development as much as you do.
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