Head Of Legal - Northern Region Luton TUI

Luton, UK
Closing date
28 Sep 2020

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We have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced solicitor to come and join us as Head of Legal for the Northern Region of the Markets & Airlines Legal function. Leading our team of Commercial Lawyers, you will be accountable for the provision of support to the Northern Region tourism businesses of TUI Group and the participation in projects, activities, topics and initiatives across multiple regions.

We pride ourselves as the worlds leading tourism group and our desire to attract top talent. Our offices and culture are professional but not as corporate as you might expect. We have a relaxed feel and a sense of fun and we encourage you to bring your personality to work.

Our Legal teams support across TUI UK&I and beyond ensuring integrity and reducing risk in our businesses as part of the World's Leading Tourism Group. From compliance to litigation to commercial, the scope of the work is broad and varied keeping things exciting and stimulating. In a fast moving industry such as tourism, there's always something new to learn or a project to get involved in, so it's bound to be engaging and appealing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our ways of working are a bit different just now with most of our colleagues working from home all the time. Even before these times, TUI's flexible working culture provided the ability for many of our colleagues to work from home a couple of days a week (subject to business needs), as looking after our colleague's welfare is important to us. We're beginning to open our offices in limited ways in line with government guidelines, however, it's very likely this role will begin with you being based at home. There will be lots of opportunities to connect with your colleagues via technology, and when we can get together face-to-face, we will.

Applications close 25 September 2020

How will you make an impact as Head of Legal - Northern Region

There are many ways for you to get involved:

You'll be responsible for the provision of legal service across the Northern Region Businesses (including the source markets of UK, Ireland, the Nordics countries and occasional interaction with franchise operations in the Baltics)Managing and leading a small team of Senior Legal Counsel and Legal Counsel delivering cutting edge and efficient legal support to the various businesses and functions, whilst encouraging and overseeing their development ensuring that legal knowledge is sufficiently up to date and competence maintainedProviding advice to the Senior Leadership Team and other senior leaders around legal risk and regulatory impact of business challenges and initiativesActing as a facilitator to help progress business aims in a way that appreciates and is respectful to legal riskDrafting, review, and advise on complex, high risk and high value or strategically important (and supervising others doing so in relation to strategically less important) commercial contracts for the tour operating and distribution businesses Provide and supervise the provision of legal advice on a wide range of ad-hoc issues and subjects. Engaging with various regulators responding to queries, investigations and seeking to understand or influence approach.Actively contribute to various projects, activities, topics and initiatives across multiple regions and support team members in doing the same driving the agenda of standardisation and the removal of duplicitous or unnecessary effortYou'll participate in and contribute to a range of business fora, management meetings and steering committees, occasionally sitting on the Group Senior Legal Leadership team meetings and contributing to legal strategyAct as an advocate for the movement towards digitalisation in the provision of legal service. Engaged in the development and adoption of the technology solutions chosen by the Markets & Airlines legal organisation to improve efficiency, control and performance across the functionContribute to the drive towards providing effective self-service by producing precedents, playbooks, checklists and guidelines that can be relied upon by the businessesDeliver face to face training to the business on legal topics Occasional management of the legal input into significant transactions, including the acquisition or disposal of major assets (in coordination with Group Corporate Law, M&A)Contribute to the selection and deployment of with external Counsel and Legal Advisors ensuring that they are used efficiently in a way that adds value. Promoting a real focus and commitment to driving down external costSupport the Legal Director/General Counsel - Markets & Airlines on a variety of projects and in the development,
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