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In-House Counsel - Telecommunications

Content+Cloud Limited
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Although this role has been advertised as Content + Cloud, please note that you would be employed by Sipcom, one of the group's companies.

We are looking for an experienced Telecoms Lawyer to join our Sipcom Team based in London.

Content + Cloud is a leading technology and managed services provider in the UK, ranked within the top five European and top 50 global managed services suppliers and operates out of offices in London, Manchester and Cape Town and, via its global partners, in 13 countries across the world. The award-winning company provides a range of services including 24/7 support, cloud services, ERP software implementation, technology transformation and change projects, strategic consulting and analytics.

We are a dynamic and fast-growing company that truly values and is reliant upon our people, our culture and our commitment to excellence we call Service Obsession. Being the best means having the best people, and getting the best people means being the best place to work.

A core part of our business is our Cape Town operations centre from which we provide 24/7 support to our predominantly UK based clients and their global operations via a 1st - 3rd line service desk, 365 days per year. This operation is planned to expand significantly in the coming years. This expansion is to not only accommodate growth in our service desk, but also an expanding remit to broaden our local service capability. The Role

To support our growth across the Content + Cloud Group, we are seeking to recruit an In-house counsel of 2 to 4 years PQE to be based at our offices in throughout the UK although we are happy to consider application from applicants who fall outside this PQE range who have the relevant experience. This role will be predominantly focused on the drafting and negotiating of general commercial contracts and IT/Technology related agreements and services.

Health and Safety To comply with Health and Safety legislation, following Content + Cloud processes to ensure your own safety and the safety of others.


The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of:

Review and drafting of Non-Disclosure Agreements;
Drafting and leading the negotiation of commercial agreements for the procurement of goods and services, commercial and IT outsourcings, networks and business development related strategic projects;
Drafting and leading the negotiation of commercial agreements for carrier and connectivity services;
Legal support, contract drafting and negotiation including supplier terms and conditions, customer terms and conditions, reseller terms and conditions, variation agreements and partnership agreements;
Assisting with the preparation of other ad-hoc legal paperwork and customer order forms, and terms and conditions service including service/product schedules;
Providing legal advice, assistance and support (on both a proactive and reactive basis) to teams in the business, in writing, orally, by presentations and in meetings;
Draft contracts for complex and sophisticated transactions (including strategic global partnership) and support commercial colleagues in their negotiation with third parties to achieve contractual arrangements which accurately reflect the business requirements;
Manage regulatory support and advice to products and service teams;
Lead on expert advice around UK, EU and USA communications and telecoms law and regulatory changes and implications;
Responsible for regulatory risk management;
Have demonstrable experience and working knowledge of the relevant areas of law including data protection and IPR;
Previous experience working in-house within the telecommunications and technology sector.
Apply legal rigour and good practice with commercial sensibility.
You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have a commercial outlook to your work.
Good understanding of UK, EU and USA communications and digital law. Experience with legal/regulatory compliance activities, ideally experience with national communications law in the UK, EU and USA (e.g. Ofcom in the UK).Given our fast-paced environment and growth trajectory, we are looking for individuals with the ability to:

Good knowledge of data protection, and IPR matters
Should have experience with technology related business and commercial contracts in business development, product commercialisation and/or procurement.
Must have ability to triage, structure, draft and negotiate a high volume and broad range of commercial contracts.
The role encompasses establishing and enforcing internal legal policies, processes and work instructions. Be a team player, but able to work independently and a self-starter with a desire to be part of a lively, entrepreneurial environment.Benefits

Job Type: Permanent
Role based out of our London offices (flexibility to work remotely up to 3 days per week)
40 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
Life Insurance
Health Care
Dental, Gym, Birthday Benefits and more
25 days' annual leave
Multiple HIIT, general fitness, yoga and meditation classes run virtually each week! (In addition to other wellness events and other social activities)
Continual professional development plansGood luck and please bear in mind we receive a very high number of applications; we will endeavour to get back to all applicants, however, we thank you for understanding this is not always possible for unsuccessful applicants.

Content+Cloud is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent regardless of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or criminal history. As part of our compliance requirements, we do undertake background checks which, dependant on levels of security required for the role or client assignment, may include a criminal record check. Please do let us know if you would like more details on the level of checks for the specific role you are applying to.

We are happy to provide any reasonable adjustments you may need to ensure you feel you have the best experience across our selection process and future employment
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