Legal Counsel

Portsmouth

Maritime Services

Legal

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Job Description

Job Title: Legal Counsel

Location: Portsmouth. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £78,000 depending on experience

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

·       Providing in depth, professional, timely and pro-active legal support and advice to all functions within the Maritime Services business

·       Ensuring that the Maritime Services business is consistently compliant with applicable legal and business policy requirements including health and safety, procurement law, product safety, compliance, export control and ethical business conduct, working collaboratively with colleagues in other specialities and functions including Finance, Tax, Supply Chain and Commercial

·       Drafting, negotiating, agreeing and managing a wide range of contractual arrangements with customers, suppliers and industry partners

·       Participating from an early stage in disputes and to assist in developing appropriate strategies for their effective resolution

·       Liaising with Legal colleagues in other BAE Systems businesses and internal BAE Systems Group Legal specialists in matters such as intellectual property, data protection and employment law

·       Providing training on matters of law and policy to various functional and business areas

·       Contributing to the wider BAE Systems legal function as a member of the global legal community and leveraging/sharing knowledge and capability accordingly including engaging in effective collaboration across the function and business 

 

Your skills and experiences:

Essential:

·       Qualified solicitor or barrister with the ability to demonstrate a suitable level of post qualification experience within a commercial or corporate environment at a leading law firm and/or in-house

·       Can provide expert, pragmatic, commercial Legal advice

·       Knowledgeably, thoroughly but succinctly drafts standard legal documents in plain English

·       Applies subject matter knowledge to commercial and business problems and issues

·       Understand and deliver solutions to support the strategy of the business and its priorities

Desirable:

·       Commercial understanding of government contracting processes

·       Some knowledge of competition law, intellectual property and software licencing would be advantageous

 

Benefits:

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

 

The Maritime Services Legal team:

The Maritime Services business provides global support for warships, manufactures cutting edge radar capabilities and provides the very latest in underwater weapons technologies. Our products, systems and services ensure our customers in the UK’s defence sector, and worldwide, have a military advantage.

In this role you will grow to understand the needs of our business and provide legal solutions that enhance and protect the business and support its objectives.  You will provide generalist and, over time, specialist legal advice, managing a broad range of legal risk and opportunity and working with key stakeholders as a true business partner involved with transactions throughout their whole lifecycle.

 

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

 

Closing Date: 1st December 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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