Commercial Solicitor (In-house Legal) (Hybrid)

Commercial Solicitor (In-house Legal) (Hybrid)



Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE BUSINESS:

Your Responsibilities Will Include
As a Commercial Lead -Solicitor at Kainos, you will be responsible for performing multi-jurisdictional internal legal services within a leading commercially focused in-house legal team.
  • Performing full end to end legal services as directed by senior team members and have accountability as appropriate for standalone work.
  • Undertake the carriage and negotiation of complex IT contracts with a detailed understanding of the legal and commercial issues involved
  • Ability to understand and upskill in new and developing areas of law and support senior team members in the application and implementation of legal in the Kainos business.
  • Ability to advise on and undertake a wide range of complex and cross jurisdictional legal matters.
  • Ability to advise on and undertake legal work associated with corporate strategic projects.
  • Conduct, or act as support for External legal Counsel on contentious and litigious matters.
  • Provide practical and commercially focused advice to a range of stakeholders, maintaining a broad business acumen focus.
  • Undertaking risk analysis of proposed commercial ventures.
  • Reviewing tender documentation and bid process across the public and private sectors.
  • Devising and implementing legal aspects of Company policies and initiatives.
  • Ensuring company compliance with legal developments and recognise when to escalate legal compliance issues
  • Assisting Global Head of Commercial, General Counsel and CFO as required.

Minimum (essential) Requirements
  • Professionally qualified lawyer, with 5 years of relevant post qualification experience in a legal/advisory role.
  • Ability to identify and drive process improvements.
  • Capable of delivering pragmatic commercial advice.
  • Excellent drafting, communication, and negotiation skills (appropriate to level of experience)
  • Conscientious, approachable, and credible.
  • Articulate, analytical, pragmatic, and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent commercial awareness and understanding of project and business dynamics.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and escalate matters where necessary.
  • Ability to work efficiently and prioritise your workloads in a fast-paced environment, delivering a high level of accuracy and attention to detail within tight timeframes.
  • A self-starter who can work on their own initiatives with minimal supervision and escalate matters when necessary.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships with both staff and external stakeholders.
  • We all work in teams here in Kainos –a proven ability of strong team skills, including leading junior members to effectively deliver tasks.
  • Highly flexible, including willingness to work flexible hours at peak times.

Desirable
  • Demonstrable general commercial/corporate/IT law experience.
  • Familiarity within some or all the following areas of law: IT/IP law, drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating commercial contracts, employment law and procurement law.
  • Experience in supervising, training or managing more junior team members.

Who You Are
Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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