Legal Counsel (Permanent and 9 month FTC)
£Competitive + Excellent Benefits
We are one of the UK's fastest growing green energy companies supplying 100% renewable electricity and green gas to domestic and business customers. Our sustainable and ethical approach to how we do business, combined with our award winning customer service, gives us high levels of customer and employee engagement.
Our purpose is to provide people with a choice to make a cleaner, greener future together. We do this by providing access to locally sourced renewable energy.We set up and own the UK’s first commercial wind farm and have expanded our energy generation capacity with a portfolio of our own wind and solar farms. The company was founded in 1999, is listed on AIM and now employs over 300 people in the historic market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire.
About the role
We are not your typical energy company and this is not a typical legal role. You will be part of our legal affairs team assisting with the provision of day to day legal support and advice across Good Energy’s businesses, ensuring close engagement with key business stakeholders, alignment of objectives and priorities and demonstrating a focus on delivering value whilst managing risk.
The role holder will need to collaborate with teams within the business as well as work closely with our compliance, regulatory and company secretarial teams. Key stakeholders will include Heads of Function, Senior Managers and experts across our business. You’ll also work closely with our Executive team and Board Members as required.
- To provide support for a wide range of corporate, commercial and regulatory legal matters arising across Good Energy’s businesses.
- To advise on and assist in the management of processes to obtain approvals from senior managers where required.
- To ensure operational, legal and regulatory risks are managed and escalated as appropriate.
- To ensure information systems are operated to the required standard to maintain accurate and secure records.
You will have been qualified for at least three years, with experience of working preferably with in house within a corporate/commercial background. A good 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 offer pragmatic advice and will deliver solutions to complex legal challenges. You’ll be part of a small but creative thinking, dynamic and very friendly team in a fast paced office.
We value taking a straightforward approach in how we work together, being determined and resilient in realising our purpose. We are inclusive and fair in balancing the needs of our people, customer, shareholders and futureholders. We look for people whose personal values and behaviours align with this.
We are a challenger in the energy market and this is an energy company like no other. You will work alongside colleagues who put our customers and our values at the heart of everything they do. You’ll be part of a small and friendly team so expect to make new friends and enjoy team activities outside of work. Just like us and our customers you will have an interest and understanding of environmental issues.
Behaviours - 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 futureholders.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for this role is Monday 5th January 2018
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