Commercial Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 521767
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2019
  • Recruiter: SSE Plc
  • Location: Perth & Kinross
  • Salary: £38,600 to £58,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + annual bonus
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Location: Perth, Glasgow or Reading

Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Our in-house SSE Legal function operates across the SSE Group to ensure business actions and behaviours are aligned to business priorities, are legally sound, and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility and ethical behaviour. We identify and rationalise legal risk, providing advice on both regulatory and statutory obligations, all whilst helping the business to achieve their strategic goals.

What is the Role?

We are seeking to recruit a Commercial Solicitor to join our legal team based in either our Perth, Glasgow or Reading offices with corporate and commercial experience or relevant transferrable skills.

Reporting to the respective Head of Legal, you will be responsible for providing legal advice to a variety of stakeholders with varying needs within Group Corporate including in respect of procurement contracts (including group IT procurement), joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, group structuring, project finance and general commercial agreements.

What do I need?

The essential skills and experience you will bring to this role:

- Qualified lawyer with circa 3-5 years PQE;

- A comprehensive understanding of the legal and commercial issues that are pertinent to the SSE Group and the Energy market;

- Broad experience of corporate and commercial matters including drafting and leading negotiations on commercial agreements;

- Procurement experience or a familiarity with services agreements (including for the provision of IT services or products) would be beneficial;

- A passion to work as part of a high performing team, sharing knowledge, best practice and supporting colleagues;

- Comfortable working independently and leading their own matters;

- Proactive and pragmatic approach to giving legal advice and support in a clear and concise manner;

- Confident and resilient in their approach to their work, legal skills and knowledge;

- Willing to take an active role in supporting more junior members of the team.

Please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.

About SSE

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