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General Counsel

Manchester

Permanent

Legal

Telecommunications


Role: General Counsel


Location: Manchester / Lancashire (hybrid working arrangement)


Employment Type: Permanent


LHH Recruitment Solutions are instructed on a rare General Counsel opportunity to head up the legal team in a leading telecommunications provider. With a commitment to providing innovative and reliable services, they have established themselves as a trusted name in the industry and are looking to add a like-minded, experienced senior lawyer to their organisation.


Reporting to the CFO, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the legal strategy across the organisation. You'll be a key business partner, working to comprehensively lead and strengthen the in-house legal team, manage risk for the organisation and provide strategic advice to the board and other senior leaders.


This is a significant leadership position that requires strong legal acumen, commercial pragmatism, and the ability to nurture senior stakeholder relationships. Key responsibilities will include:


  • Develop and implement the legal strategy, policies, and procedures of the organisation, ensuring they are aligned to business goals and objectives.
  • Provide expert legal advice and support on a broad range of matters, including commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, IP, corporate governance, data protection, and employment.
  • Lead a team of lawyers (ranging in experience), providing support and ongoing development, conducting PDRs etc.
  • Provide regular briefings and advice to the board on a variety of legal matters.
  • Support on standard company secretarial activities as/when required.
  • Instruct external legal counsel when necessary and ensure external spend / budgets are managed appropriately.

We're seeking candidates who have:


  • Qualified as a Solicitor or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable experience practising in a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal department. Previous experience working at GC / Head of Legal level is strongly desirable.
  • Experience of working within technology / telecommunications / software would be very advantageous.
  • Proven record in providing strategic legal advice to senior management and successfully managing complex legal matters.
  • Excellent negotiation, contract, and analytical skills.
  • Sound business judgement and the ability to balance legal risks with business objectives.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels of the organisation.

This is a truly unique leadership role with genuine opportunity to make the role your own. The organisation, and specifically the SLT, place real emphasis on ingenuity, striving for improvement in all areas of the business, and would welcome someone who enjoys driving forward positive change.


This role offers hybrid working across respective offices in Lancashire and London.


Should you be interested in finding out more, please reach out to Beth Hancock for a confidential conversation.


LHH Recruitment Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. LHH Recruitment Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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General Counsel

LHH

4 days ago

Permanent

Legal

Telecommunications

Manchester


Role: General Counsel


Location: Manchester / Lancashire (hybrid working arrangement)


Employment Type: Permanent


LHH Recruitment Solutions are instructed on a rare General Counsel opportunity to head up the legal team in a leading telecommunications provider. With a commitment to providing innovative and reliable services, they have established themselves as a trusted name in the industry and are looking to add a like-minded, experienced senior lawyer to their organisation.


Reporting to the CFO, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the legal strategy across the organisation. You'll be a key business partner, working to comprehensively lead and strengthen the in-house legal team, manage risk for the organisation and provide strategic advice to the board and other senior leaders.


This is a significant leadership position that requires strong legal acumen, commercial pragmatism, and the ability to nurture senior stakeholder relationships. Key responsibilities will include:


  • Develop and implement the legal strategy, policies, and procedures of the organisation, ensuring they are aligned to business goals and objectives.
  • Provide expert legal advice and support on a broad range of matters, including commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, IP, corporate governance, data protection, and employment.
  • Lead a team of lawyers (ranging in experience), providing support and ongoing development, conducting PDRs etc.
  • Provide regular briefings and advice to the board on a variety of legal matters.
  • Support on standard company secretarial activities as/when required.
  • Instruct external legal counsel when necessary and ensure external spend / budgets are managed appropriately.

We're seeking candidates who have:


  • Qualified as a Solicitor or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable experience practising in a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal department. Previous experience working at GC / Head of Legal level is strongly desirable.
  • Experience of working within technology / telecommunications / software would be very advantageous.
  • Proven record in providing strategic legal advice to senior management and successfully managing complex legal matters.
  • Excellent negotiation, contract, and analytical skills.
  • Sound business judgement and the ability to balance legal risks with business objectives.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels of the organisation.

This is a truly unique leadership role with genuine opportunity to make the role your own. The organisation, and specifically the SLT, place real emphasis on ingenuity, striving for improvement in all areas of the business, and would welcome someone who enjoys driving forward positive change.


This role offers hybrid working across respective offices in Lancashire and London.


Should you be interested in finding out more, please reach out to Beth Hancock for a confidential conversation.


LHH Recruitment Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. LHH Recruitment Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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