Legal Counsel – 5-7 PQE
Harwell, Oxfordshire, with remote working options
£Competitive salary + exceptional benefits including generous bonus and flexible hours
Are you interested in helping to deliver one of the country’s most environmentally significant national infrastructure projects?
Nuclear Waste Services, is part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority group and is responsible for planning and delivering geological disposal of the UK’s most hazardous radioactive waste in the UK
A Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) is the internationally agreed, and only viable permanent answer to the UK’s existing radioactive waste. Scientists around the world agree that a GDF – which will contain the waste deep underground in highly engineered vaults and tunnels – will keep it safe and secure over the hundreds of thousands of years it will take for the radioactivity to naturally decay.
We collaborate with scientists around the world on multi-million pound research programmes, sharing the latest scientific advances and best practice. We also work with the producers of radioactive waste to find ways to package it that are suitable for disposal in a GDF.
Our vision is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment and our values of Professional, Safe, Engaging and Learning are very important to us. The organisation is undergoing significant change and is a dynamic and exciting place to work.
About the opportunity
My client is looking for an open-minded, motivated and enthusiastic commercial lawyer, who is keen to expand their horizons, to join the newly-formed legal function. Reporting into the Head of Legal you will work closely with key stakeholders across the business including the Executive and Board providing legal advice on a variety of matters. The role will focus on a wide range of commercial matters, including development of contracts and public procurement advice, but the successful candidate will also have the opportunities to advise on a wide range of other legal issues including environment, intellectual property, employment, data protection and freedom of information and state subsidy matters. In addition, you will have the opportunity to provide legal comment on business plans, strategy, board papers frameworks and press releases.
This position provides the perfect structure and environment to develop as an In-house Counsel, with the full support of a highly collaborative in-house legal team.
You may currently be working in-house or in private practice and will need to have a solid background in commercial contracts. Experience in any of the following areas of law would also be beneficial – public procurement, major infrastructure projects, and construction law.
Should you find this initial brief of interest and wish to find out further information please contact Claire at Mack Legal by email claire@macklegalconsulting,com, our dedicated legal recruiter. Please note, any direct applications received will be forwarded to Mack Legal for review.
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