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Posted on: 27 May 2023
Senior Legal Counsel
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire / Some home working available
Salary circa £60,000, dependent upon skills and experience
Full time / Flexible hours considered.
Diamond Light Source is one of the world’s most advanced scientific facilities. We’re home to the UK’s synchrotron light source - a giant microscope producing beams of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. Probing the structure and composition of matter, our work drives innovation in everything from vaccines to nanotech.
About the Role
We have an excellent opportunity to join Diamond’s Legal team as a Senior Legal Counsel. The role will enable you to contribute to the success of Diamond by delivering both strategic and operational legal advice on a broad range of legal matters and issues across the business.
As Senior Legal Counsel you will act as lead for nominated areas of Diamond, supporting the Divisional Directors and Group Leaders in their activities.
You will be responsible for carrying out the business-as-usual review and negotiation of contractual documents and transactions, and throughout all your work will ensure that Diamond’s interests are protected and commercial risks identified.
You will also contribute to Diamond’s governance, process and system development through participation in nominated projects and other complex matters.
A valued member of the Legal Team, you will contribute positively to the development of the Legal function and the efficiency of its operation, by identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives and strengthening its relationships with stakeholders across the organisation.
You will be a qualified lawyer admitted to practice in England & Wales, with substantial post-qualification experience working in another in-house team or in private practice with an understanding of the in-house environment.
You will have broad knowledge of Law, and demonstrate experience in the following areas: -
You will have the ability to work independently and take personal responsibility for problem solution and management of your workload, and also to work together with and support your team members.
You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, including possessing excellent written skills to draft contractual documents, reports and director briefings.
Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays and 2 annual volunteering days, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.
Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.
The closing date for applications is 18th June 2023
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