Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

£Competitive (dependent on experience) with excellent benefits

About us

Changing the world is no easy task. But in 1999 that’s exactly what Good Energy set out to do. Its purpose is to enable people, in their homes and their businesses, to play an important role in combatting climate change, by providing households and businesses access to locally sourced 100% renewable energy.  Fast forward to today, and the business is now a key player in the renewable energy space, and despite challenging market conditions has continued to grow profitably over the past 5 years.

The business has recently reviewed its longer term strategy and is now poised to take a leap forwards, focused on a transformational growth agenda which delivers long term value for its customers, shareholders and people. This will enable the achievement of its purpose; powering the choice for customers, of a cleaner greener future.    Good Energy now employs around 300 people in the historic market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire.

About the role

We are looking for a commercially minded lawyer operating within the legal team, assisting with the provision of day-to-day legal support and advice across Good Energy.  You will provide support for a wide range of corporate, commercial and regulatory legal matters that arise.

Reporting to our Senior Lawyer, you will work within our legal team, comprising of three Lawyers and the General Counsel and you’ll support the business to deliver its objectives, ensuring you manage and balance risk against commercial solutions to reach an outcome that deliver against business need.  You will work collaboratively with stakeholders from across the business to ensure all are aligned with the direction and anticipated outcome.  

About you

Legally qualified and ideally with up to two years post qualification experience, preferably gained in house within a corporate/commercial background. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to build strong and trusted advisor relationships. Experience of working in a highly regulated business is desirable but not essential. You will have demonstrable experience of offering pragmatic and commercial advice and delivering solutions to complex legal challenges.

You don’t have to have a background in renewable energy but you must be motivated by working for a purpose and values led organisation, and have the capability to learn about a complex industry, fast.  

Works in a way which role models our values: 

We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done.

We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.

We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together.

In fulfilling our purpose, we aim to balance fairly the needs of our people with those of our customers, our shareholders and our future holders.

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Our office in Chippenham is very accessible; just a short drive off the M4 and a two minute walk from the train station.

If you’d like to be part of a multi award winning, innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to

By applying for a job at Good Energy, you agree that we’ll process your details for the purpose of applying for this vacancy. We’ll have access to your personal information from your application and other materials you submit in support of your application. We’ll retain your personal information on our own systems to facilitate the administration of the recruitment process and we’ll share your application with the relevant hiring manager. We won’t share your information for marketing purposes or with any third parties without your expressed consent (if we decide to perform a psychometric test we’ll require additional consent for being able to profile your personal information). We’ll retain your information if you’re unsuccessful for 6 months unless requested not to at which point your data will be deleted.

The closing date for this role is Friday 19th September 2018

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