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Senior Legal Counsel at Capita, Unite Kingdom, Remote.

  • Full Time
  • Mid-level
  • Remote
  • Remote

Website Capita

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Competitive salary, car / car allowance (10% base), discretionary bonus up to 20%

Whilst location is flexible, the team are based in northern UK locations – the role is home based

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Qualified UK Lawyer to become a member of our Capita Legal Team. Reporting to the Head of Legal, you will have specific responsibility in our Capita Experience Division .

Successful candidates will have experience in an in-house role, be competent in dealing with commercial contracts, commercial litigation. A good background in commercial contract law, non-contentious litigation, commercial resolution, drafting skills is a must, as well as being able to work independently but part of a team. (German speaking would be an advantage but not essential, as would be experience in South Africa, Germany and Poland – but this is not a perquisite. )

You will be a trusted legal business partner who provides technical, timely and commercially aware legal advice, building good relationships with key stakeholders.

Capita’s lawyers are hardworking, collaborative, resilient and friendly, and we would welcome applications from like-minded people who are interested in joining the team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing accurate, timely and pragmatic legal advice.
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating mutually beneficial relationships with relevant third parties in line with the governance framework and Capita preferred positions (where available).
  • Drafting standard governance policies and procedures and corporate legal templates.
  • Briefing the Head of Legal) on contractual relationships of concern, other areas of legal risk and opportunities.
  • Stakeholder management, which includes a close working relationship within GSS and wider organisation.
  • Liaising with business to provide proactive corporate legal support for all corporate activity, including finance, regulatory and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Making judicious decisions on deviations from Capita preferred positions, with escalations to relevant individuals where appropriate.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of precedents, template agreements and know-how..
  • Assisting with internal reporting and ad-hoc projects.

What we’re looking for:

  • Qualified UK lawyer in- house experience preferred
  • Sound legal, corporate, business and negotiating acumen.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Articulate and numerate drafting.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proactive, solution-oriented attitude to resolving business issues.
  • Broad range of corporate legal experience.
  • Professional and personal integrity.
  • Approachable with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work without supervision and be able to lead and manage complex deals.
  • Experience of reviewing, negotiating and drafting a varied level of corporate materials.
  • Experience of implementation of risk-based policies and procedures within an organisation would be preferable.
  • Experience of regulatory compliance.

About Group Legal

Our Group Legal Function is one of Capita’s central corporate functions and is sharing legal knowledge to create a more productive and successful business going forward. Our team is working with the Board and our divisions to provide legal and regulatory advice and assistance. We’re building a framework for managing legal risk for both today and tomorrow to ensure we can continue to adapt to changing technologies and ways of working. Join us and discover better as you shape the future of legal assistance.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus/ car allowance or company car
  • 27 days’ holiday with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • the opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
  • #LI-Remote

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.


We’re an equal opportunity and Disability Confident employer, which means we recruit and develop people based on their merit and passion. We’re committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and working environment for everyone. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format (such as large print or audio), or if you’d like to discuss other changes or support you might need going forward, please email or call 07784 237318 and we’ll get back to you. For more information about equal opportunities and process adjustments, please visit the Capita Careers website.

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Senior Legal Counsel at Capita, Unite Kingdom, Remote.
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