Due to our continued expansion, we are looking for an experienced UK qualified solicitor or barrister, preferably a commercial generalist with previous in-house experience, to work in our Governance/Legal team.
The Legal Manager will work with a friendly group of colleagues at all levels across the London office to provide in-house legal advice on all aspects of our work across the Climate Group. Their primary role will be to draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts. They will also be required to deal with many different kinds of legal queries and to support the Legal Adviser with the completion of a data protection framework and other initiatives.
The Legal Manager will report to the Legal Adviser in our London office and will also work with colleagues in overseas offices.
This is a varied role, requiring sound, pragmatic advice in many different areas of law. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a thorough understanding of the organisational structure of the Climate Group, and its activities, to enable them to add value and reduce risk.
About the Climate Group
The Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all.
We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable, turning their commitments into action.
We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, Amsterdam, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition.
About the role
Key responsibilities will include:
- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts (including consultancy agreements, service agreements, MOUs, NDAs, sponsorship agreements)
- Supporting the introduction of a data protection framework – drafting Standard Contractual Clauses and Data Sharing Agreements
- Advising colleagues on legal matters including contracts, data protection, intellectual property
- Reviewing and keeping up to date templates of our most commonly used agreements
- Liaising with external lawyers (UK and overseas) when specialist advice is required
- Working closely with colleagues in overseas offices to assist them with their commercial agreements where necessary and to draft intra-group agreements
- Training colleagues in important legal concepts and developments.
- UK qualified solicitor or barrister with at least 4 years’ post-qualification experience
- Comprehensive experience of working on commercial contracts
- A working knowledge of data protection and intellectual property
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Enthusiastic and positive problem-solver
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.
- At least 1 year’s varied commercial in-house experience
- Detailed understanding of data protection law
- Detailed understanding of intellectual property law
- Previous experience of working in-house for a charity
- Experience of working with colleagues in other jurisdictions (US, India, Netherlands, China)
You will be employed at our London headquarters. As we are currently in the process of moving to a new permanent London location (Zone 1), our staff are utilising the use of our temporary office near Borough. From October 2021, we have adopted a phased flexible blended approach of working 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home. Once we move to a permanent office (Q1 of 2022) this will be 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home.
Terms & Conditions
This is a part-time permanent position – based on either a 3 day or a 4 day week (subject to agreement)
The salary for this position is between £36,000 and £40,000 per annum (FTE) based on experience.
In addition to the salary, the role holder will benefit from:
- 25 days’ holiday pro rata, plus public holidays; additional leave following three and six years’ service
- 10% non-contributory pension scheme following three months’ service
- Private healthcare and Cash Plan on completion of probation
- Life Assurance
- Wellbeing allowance
- Season ticket loan
- Bike loan
- Volunteering day on completion of probation
How to apply
Use the ‘Apply’ button to apply for this vacancy. You will be directed to the Climate Group job board where you can submit your application. Please visit our careers page on who to contact for further information.
Applications for this position should come in the form of a CV and cover letter. The expected closing date for submitting your application is 11th January 2022.
The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in the UK are a requirement for this position and no relocation and/or sponsorship costs will be borne by the Climate Group.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.