Paralegal (6 month FTC)

Salary: Competitive (dependent on experience) & excellent benefits                                                 

About us

We are one of the UKs 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 have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our Legal Affairs Team.  In this role you will assist with the provision of day-to-day legal support and advice across Good Energy’s businesses and supporting the legal team to ensure close engagement with key business stakeholders, the alignment of objectives and priorities and to demonstrate a clear focus on delivering value whilst managing risk.

Working collaboratively with other key functions (e.g. compliance, regulatory, company secretarial) and experts in the wider business to deliver high quality, high impact, practical and pragmatic support to enable the business to meet its objectives. 

Responsibilities include:

  • To help the legal team to provide support for a wide range of corporate, commercial and regulatory legal matters arising across Good Energy’s businesses.
  • To help the legal team 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.

About you

You will be an experienced Paralegal ideally with experience of working in-house and with the relevant legal qualifications.  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: 

Straightforward

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

Determined

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

Inclusive

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

Fair

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 jobs@goodenergy.co.uk.

The closing date for this role is Sunday 15th October 2017

Given the high volume of applications we have received in recent campaigns we recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We will close the role sooner than the date specified above if we are able to fill the position.     

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