Legal Advisor

January 7, 2023

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£35k – 40k per year + 10% Bonus

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24 days ago

Why join Spencer Ogden?

Winners of The Best and Brightest in Wellness 2021 for delivering excellence in health awareness, The 2022 Sustainability Award, as well as being recognised as one of the fastest growing recruitment agencies in the UK.

Established in 2010, we have grown exponentially, with 15 offices globally, and over 450 employees worldwide. We are industry-leading Recruitment Specialists within the Renewables, Built Environment, and Power sectors. Our diverse and award-winning company culture ensures that everyone experiences a collaborative, fun, professional, and fast-paced working environment. There is no secret to our success; it is down to our people.


The Role

Reporting to the Head of Legal / Legal Department, the successful Legal Advisor will be responsible for managing contractual reviews, daily.

In addition, other responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal advice and assistance across the region
  • Advise on business risk and propose mitigation steps whilst supporting business growth plans
  • Help to drive delivery of the legal functional and group objectives
  • Champion best practice ensuring recruitment practices and procedures exceed minimum standards
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external contacts to drive compliant operations


Commercial Contracts/Agreements

  • Review and advise the business on terms of business, highlighting risks by reference to the group’s risk framework
  • Offer alternatives or additions to complex contracts whilst maintaining commercial integrity
  • Draw up complex contract templates for the use of the administration team
  • Drawing up varying legal agreements for the region
  • Assist in the negotiation of contracts by negotiating directly with clients and suppliers, as required
  • Implementing and advising on the group’s risk framework (authority matrix)
  • Advise subordinates/consultants/managers on best practice issues
  • Act as a figurehead for Best Practice internally, ensuring that all consultants that join the business are fully aware on internal practices and the service the team offers.
  • Involved were necessary for speaking directly with clients and negotiating more complex elements of commercial terms (Liabilities, warranties)
  • Act as a support to operations/mobility for drawing up internal terms/contracts


Compliance Projects

  • Implement compliance rules for doing business in each territory in which the group operates. Monitor compliance with and exceptions to those rules.
  • Assist in the evolution and maintenance of the group’s compliance programme to ensure appropriate controls are in place covering such areas as anti-bribery and compliance, sanctions, money laundering, tax compliance, etc
  • Assist in ensuring that all businesses are compliant with country-specific data protection laws
  • Assist in the production of reports on key legal and compliance KPIs demonstrating functional effectiveness and value.
  • Horizon watch to ensure legal changes and developments in which the group operates in are anticipated and acted upon
  • Involvement in any strategic legal/compliance project, as required


Commercial Legislation

  • As directed by the Head of Legal, provide support to Finance and Sales in recovering aged or problem debt as well as identified backdoor fees through available legal mechanisms.



  • As directed by the Head of Legal, provide legal support in relation to employment-related projects and/or matters.


Training & Awareness

  • Preparing and delivering legal training presentations and training and coaching sales staff on legal and compliance processes
  • Horizon watch to ensure legal changes and developments in which the group operates in are anticipated and acted upon


About You

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a legal/business discipline and/or proven experience in a similar legal/commercial role
  • Previous knowledge of reviewing different contract legal/commercial terms
  • Experience in undertaking legal, commercial & contractual reviews and the preparation of contractual summaries
  • Experience in negotiating contracts terms to successful close out
  • A high level of legal/commercial awareness including knowledge of current contract legislation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a highly pressurised and driven environment
  • Ability to think ahead, foresee potential problems and identify new opportunities and create new and innovative approaches to work-related issues
  • Must hold permanent working rights in the UK upon application


What You’ll Get

  • A competitive base salary + 10% bi-annual bonus
  • Annual leave + the week of Christmas paid off + 5 paid sick/mental health days + birthdays off + 4 volunteer days of choice
  • Discounted health club membership
  • Flexi-hours and a work-from-home policy
  • Corporate reward discounts with Perkbox
  • Friday 3 PM finish
  • Many more!


Our Recruitment Process

  • Application
  • Complete your online assessment
  • Talent screen or an on-demand video call
  • Final interview
  • Offer and acceptance
  • HR onboarding and welcome to Spencer Ogden!