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Head of Legal Services

Posted 17 days 21 hours ago by Huntswood

Permanent
Not Specified
Other
Berkshire, Reading, United Kingdom, RG317
Job Description

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Legal Services to join us in either our Reading or Glasgow HQ.

The Head of Legal Services is accountable for the delivery and results of our in-house legal services as well as having oversight of the in-house procurement team.

As Head of Legal Services will provide management to the legal service team, ensuring the team deliver a high-quality service to the business and technical expertise across all governance issues, including embedding best practice throughout the organisation. The role also includes the oversight of the procurement activities, thus ensuring we have a one stop.

In addition, they will work with colleagues across the business taking a leadership role driving legal services improvement and giving visibility and control to contractual risks.

The ideal Head of Legal Services will have

  • A service-oriented individual with previous experience of managing a legal team focussed on and driven by developing a small highly effective team of individuals
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in contract negotiation, preparation and administration
  • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel
  • A sound working knowledge in commercial contract law
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • A qualified solicitor with a strong knowledge of contractual law
  • Experienced in managing a range of business to business contract types including the provision of client services of a similar nature to Huntswood's, supplier services and technology services
  • Experience of working within regulated industries (financial services, utilities)
  • Good working knowledge of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

What you will get from Huntswood

  • A very competitive basic salary
  • Take advantage of our flexible benefit scheme so that you pick what works for you
  • Look after your future with our company pension scheme
  • A scope of wellbeing resources for you and your family
  • Scope to work on a hybrid basis both in the office and from home

"It's not just about what we do, but the way we do it. And it's our values that make us special."

Huntswood delivers resourcing, outsourcing and advisory services from complaints to customers service, remediation to resilience - bring together the people, processes, and knowledge that business need to succeed. We're built on the ambition to make a positive difference. It's what Huntswood has done since we opened our doors 25 years ago and it's what every single one of us strives for today. We put the right people in the right place at the right time - whether it's our head office staff or our dedicated team of associates. Together we've got an outstanding track record of deliver, the depth of expertise and the flexibility of approach to be the trusted partner our client deserves.

Interested in this Head of Legal Services opportunity? Apply now.

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