Solicitor - Commercial Contracts / Data Protection / Legal Compliance

John Ross Associates
15 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Solicitor - Commercial Contracts / Data Protection / Legal Compliance

Our Client is a vibrant, fast-paced and innovative Digital and Data driven Tech company based in the Exeter area. We are looking for an experienced Solicitor who can work on their own initiative as well as with a small, personable team in-house.

The key purpose of this full-time role is to evaluate and mitigate legal & compliance risk and present solutions to address risk where it arises. The role has a wide remit- covering contract drafting, contract management, data protection compliance and all relevant legislation that impacts the business.

The Person:

An experienced and highly organised individual. You will need to be a quick learner who is action orientated works with pace and energy and takes a proactive solution based approach to work.

Essential Skills & Experience:

·2+ years PQE in a commercial legal role, either in-house or in private practice.

·Provision of general in-house legal advice to the business on contracts, insurance, property etc issues ensuring legal compliance and evaluating and mitigating risk in a commercial environment

·Handling regulatory compliance under data privacy and protection legislation and dealing with regulator Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), or experience of similar regulatory compliance e.g. with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Tasks and Duties:

  • Experience of drafting, negotiating and management of a range of commercial contracts.
  • Experience of dealing with consumers, particularly complaint handling and managing complex consumer enquiries.
  • An aptitude for working in a fast paced and growing business.
  • Able to respond quickly to a rapidly changing environment, managing change effectively.
  • Highly organised and proficient in managing a multitude of tasks, quick minded and adaptable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, interpersonal skills and good time management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook, as well as document storage or information management software such as imanage.

Highly Desirable Experience:

·Experience or knowledge of data privacy and protection legislation, i.e. Data Protection Act 1998, Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC) Regulations (PECR), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

·Experience of reviewing and drafting privacy policies, consents and fair processing notices in compliance with ICO Direct Marketing Guidance.

·Experience or knowledge of IT and/or IP law desirable but not essential.

·Experience or knowledge of a Digital Marketing Agency and associated products & services.

·Experience or knowledge of a technology driven environment.

·Litigation experience is desirable but not essential.

Salary & Application:

Please submit your CV via this portal with covering note highlighting your relevant experience, salary expectations and why you wish to apply. For further information please contact the office.

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