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  • Senior Legal Counsel

  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: Legal
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive salary plus excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 16-May-2019
  • Job reference: 21755

Job Description

Are you an experienced and commercially minded strategic advisor Do you consider yourself to be a quick and clear communicator, able to identify business priorities and to influence with tact and discretion? Do you pride yourself on your ability to keep a real sense of focus and professionalism whilst taking the lead 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 Senior 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 trade-focused businesses and central and divisional functions in connection with the key strategic priorities of our businesses.


Utilising your excellent communication skills to work proactively, with the senior stakeholders in our business; to identify priorities, to make the complex simple, and mitigate contractual and legal risk whilst meeting commercial objectives. Partnering with the business and keeping its key strategic goals at the top of your agenda, you will focus on what needs to be done to achieve these goals. You can expect to leadon a wide variety of commercial legal issues, including major contract negotiation, high value dispute management.  You will also ensure the business has a clear understanding of how it gets complex regulatory and compliance issues right.


Alongside the above you will also be responsible for:

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

  • Supervising the work of Legal Counsel and Paralegals

  • Contributing to the wider development of the Corporate and Commercial Legal Services team, the General Counsel Office and their ways of working to meet the evolving needs of our businesses.

  • Networking and building relations with our businesses and central functions.

  • Preparing, delivering and maintaining training throughout our businesses.


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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