Contracts Manager/ Legal Counsel (Legal Team) 18 Month FTC
PA Knowledge Limited
Royston, Cambridge
19d ago

The Contracts Manager / Legal Counsel is required to work closely with a variety of teams and individuals within PA and will be the link between the legal department and the business to ensure the highest quality of services and compliance is met.

  • Provision of legal advice on the following topics -
  • IP and IT law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Procurement processes (including public procurement), identifying legal risk and mitigation
  • Review and negotiation of -
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Subcontract agreements
  • Framework agreements
  • Purchase terms and conditions
  • IT license agreements
  • Internal support for the legal function -
  • Contract summaries and maintaining online databases and registers
  • Administering large Framework Agreements
  • Ad hoc tasks to support other lawyers and other colleagues
  • Assistance with the production and delivery of internal training
  • Identifying commercial and legal risk and suitable strategies for mitigation
  • Supporting (and eventually leading) all aspects of legal support with the business
  • Assisting internal clients through the internal processes
  • Minimising legal risk within the business more generally
  • Assisting Procurement to negotiate successfully and within PA’s risk boundaries
  • Assisting Audit with internal reviews
  • Promoting best practice
  • Retaining and filing all relevant documentation
  • Delivering training to the business.
  • Job Requirements

  • A qualified lawyer, with a law degree and eligible to hold a Practicing Certificate
  • 18 months 2 years’ of experience as an in-house lawyer, consulting firm experience is advantageous
  • Commercial experience (in relevant markets consulting, IT, IP)
  • Ability to deal with a wide variety of internal and external clients, with differing backgrounds (commercial, legal, academic and technical)
  • Ability to work to a deadline and managing several deadlines at one time
  • Ability to work with internal clients in other jurisdictions
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a close knit team
  • The ability to communicate and influence both internally with clients and externally with client lawyers
  • Ability to think of creative solutions, to provide guidance and answers rather than the letter of the law’
  • Commercially aware and with an interest in the wider business and its ventures
  • Ability to work through complex legal documentation, identifying commercial as well as legal risk
  • Experience negotiating contracts across different jurisdictions
  • Experience in legal drafting, including bespoke agreements
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