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Commercial Lawyer

What you need to know about the role

Here at British Steel we require a Commercial Lawyer to join our Business Services function and support the Head of Legal.

Times are changing in the steel industry and we’re moving with them. Our steel has been fundamental in creating iconic, awe inspiring structures around the world, structures that take your breath away. Our steel has helped people travel, eat and enjoy themselves! This all adds up to make British Steel a special company and a great place to develop your career.

You will support the Head of Legal in providing legal advice across a full range of commercial legal issues and corporate support work. This will include the following activities:

  • Providing legal advice relevant to strategic management decision-making
  • Negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial transactions
  • Reviewing and/or preparing a wide range of contractual documentation, including sale and purchase agreements, IP licenses, confidentiality agreements and similar
  • Managing external advisers where appropriate, ensuring service level and value for money
  • Advising on changes in relevant law and regulation and providing training to support business activities.
  • Supporting compliance activity
  • Having an awareness of the Company’s policy framework and how it is implemented (in some cases, it will be the responsibility of the Commercial Lawyer to monitor and uphold that framework)

The role will be primarily located at the offices of our integrated steelworks in Scunthorpe but there may be some flexibility to work from our other locations.

An excellent benefits package is available with this role including pension, private family healthcare, company car, 35 annual leave days (including statutory days), family-friendly benefits and much more.

What we need to know about you

This is an exciting opportunity for an appropriately qualified professional who is able to practice law in England and Wales. You need to have sufficient experience in core areas of company and commercial law.

Previous in-house experience is an advantage but not essential for committed candidates who are willing to learn. You will also ideally have experience in working across a variety of jurisdictions and practice areas.

Communication is critical to the success of this role and you need to be someone who is capable of operating at all levels of the organisation working with colleagues of all disciplines. The ability to travel within the United Kingdom is essential.

The sheer scale and complexity of our organisation means the legal work is diverse, technically challenging and requires good judgement and innovative problem-solving skills. This is a chance to apply your experience and skills to support the transfomation of this new company, which has a rich history and heritage. 

What’s stopping you? – Apply today to join our proud, passionate and performance driven team.