In House Legal Counsel



Retail (SEFE Energy)


Manchester


Permanent

An opportunity for a hands-on qualified solicitor to join our Legal team and work closely with the business to provide general commercial legal advice.

About us

Are you a qualified solicitor with a sound understanding of commercial law, looking for a hands on role in a supportive in-house team?

As a B2B energy supplier SEFE Energy supplies thousands of businesses across the UK, France, and Netherlands. To remain competitive, we must be agile, constantly adapting to the ever-changing energy world, driven by forces of decarbonisation, competition, digitalisation and shifting customer expectations. Our Always Reaching for Better strategy equips us to respond to changes and advancements, and quickly seize opportunities to grow and develop.

Want to join us on our journey?

This is a hands-on commercial legal role, where you will work closely with the Head of our Legal Team and provide general commercial legal advice to stakeholders at all levels of our organisation. Its provides a great opportunity to grow and develop your skills in a supportive team environment.

What will you do?

You will:

  • Support the Head of Legal on all legal matters involving the business
  • Provide legal advice to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on commercial agreements (customer terms and conditions, supply of services agreements, NDAs, Variations and Novations, Agency Agreements etc.)
  • Deal with pre-litigation matters and liaising with external counsel
  • Develop and help provide legal risk training to the business
  • Assist with the development and management of company policies and procedures including contracts management, data protection, compliance and litigation.

 

What you’ll bring to the role?

You will demonstrate the following:

  • Confident self-starter who is keen to progress, learn, grow and take responsibility within a supportive in-house environment
  • Clear communicator with excellent attention to detail
  • Good presentation skills
  • Demonstrates good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Confident working with a high level of autonomy as part of a small team
  • Solid understanding of commercial law

Your qualifications and experience

  • Qualified Solicitor in England & Wales
  • Minimum of 2 years PQE from either a reputable law firm or In House organisation
  • Experience working with a wide variety of commercial agreements

You will need:

  • Minimum 2:1 degree and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales

Our offer to you

In return we offer a competitive starting salary supported by a comprehensive, and broad reaching benefits package which includes

  • bonus earning potential
  • non-contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • buy / sell holidays
  • life assurance
  • allowance for medical and dental insurance
  • range of optional flexible benefits

 

Based from our offices in Manchester City Centre, you can benefit from hybrid working offering the flexibility to spend some of your working week at home. Close to both Deansgate and Oxford Road railway stations and the wider travel networks our offices offer the opportunity to mix with your colleagues in person with a wide variety of creative meeting spaces. You also get the opportunity to enjoy your down time with well-equipped rest areas.

We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.

Who are we?    

We are part of the SEFE Group – led by SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH in Berlin – which employs approximately 1,500 employees. The 350 people working in SEFE Energy are friendly and positive – you can approach anyone for help and your ideas are always welcome.  We’re committed to our REACH principles – Results, Expertise, Action, Challenge, Have courage – but above all else, we care for each other’s welfare and aspirations and above all offer support as your career develops.

Our focus for 2022 – 2025 is strategic, profitable growth and strengthening our foundations, primarily by placing data and technology at the heart of our business model.  We’re looking for people who are passionate about where we’re going and will help us thrive long into the future.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience, so all our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us.  We are a place where you can be yourself and make your mark because whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, encourages fresh thinking, and recognises your contribution.

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