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Senior Legal Counsel

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This is a permanent position. The successful applicant will work on the UK&I legal team servicing Sodexo’s Irish business.

The successful applicant will work on the UK&I legal team servicing Sodexo’s Irish business.  The ideal candidate will have at least five years post qualification experience with comprehensive experience of commercial contracts (preferably outsourcing contracts). 

As this will be a largely autonomous role within the UK&I legal team with responsibility for all of Sodexo’s Irish business, the successful applicant will be self-motivated and self-reliant, have excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills and be capable of working closely with the Irish business.

 

 

Role Responsibility

  • Providing effective legal and commercial advice on all areas of law as required by the Irish business
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts to execution and providing post-execution contract support
  • Advising the Sodexo Group’s Irish companies at board level as to governance and risk issues affecting the companies
  • Assisting the Irish business regarding the assessment and management of risk
  • Training the Irish business on legal, commercial and regulatory issues to raise and maintain levels of awareness
  • Helping to ensure that business is conducted in accordance with relevant law and Sodexo’s internal governance processes
  • Managing relationships with external lawyers including responsibility for instructions and managing external legal fees under appropriate supervision
  • Working collaboratively with all members of the legal team and Irish business
  • Complying with company policies

 

  • Providing effective legal and commercial advice on all areas of law as required by the Irish business
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts to execution and providing post-execution contract support
  • Advising the Sodexo Group’s Irish companies at board level as to governance and risk issues affecting the companies
  • Assisting the Irish business regarding the assessment and management of risk
  • Training the Irish business on legal, commercial and regulatory issues to raise and maintain levels of awareness
  • Helping to ensure that business is conducted in accordance with relevant law and Sodexo’s internal governance processes
  • Managing relationships with external lawyers including responsibility for instructions and managing external legal fees under appropriate supervision
  • Working collaboratively with all members of the legal team and Irish business
  • Complying with company policies

 

The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Qualified solicitor or barrister in Ireland or equivalent jurisdiction
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience
  • Comprehensive post qualification experience of contract and commercial law and practice and other law and practice relevant to the Sodexo Ireland’s business.  Some knowledge of public procurement law would be an advantage
  • Strong skills in negotiation, drafting, legal analysis and problem resolution
  • Broad knowledge and experience of working in relevant market sectors
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

*Please note, we are only seeking candidates with true ‘Commercial’ experience*

 

Package Description

 

  • Free GP service
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Employee assistance program with counselling and life advice supports
  • Family leave options
  • Shopping vouchers
  • Training, development, and progression opportunities

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

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