Legal Counsel

Sep 08, 2023
Sep 30, 2023
Contract Type
Company Description

Here at esure, we're no strangers to change. As one of the industry leaders in the insurance business, striving to become a world class digital insurer, we're getting ready for more. It's creating great new opportunities for innovative and talented industry professionals to join us at a pivotal point in our development.

Job Description

Are you a qualified Legal Counsel who is ready to take the next steps into your career? We have an exciting opportunity for a full–time Legal Counsel to join our team based in Reigate on a permanent basis.

You will be working alongside a diverse, dedicated, & friendly team of experienced professionals who will help impact your knowledge and experience, allowing you to develop your skills and establish a strong career within the business.


What you'll do :

  • Consistent provision of high–quality business–focused legal advice, policy and direction
  • Work with and supporting Senior Legal Counsel (Regulatory, Corporate & Commercial, IT & Outsourcing) to provide a full legal service to all areas of the business, including commercial arrangements with third party suppliers and strategic partners
  • Operating both independently, and with senior colleague support, to drive approach, documentation and processes adopted by the business within applicable laws and regulation
  • Work collaboratively with business colleagues in relation to Esure compliance, contractual provisions and corporate structure including collaborating closely with internal stakeholders and external counsel, as appropriate
  • Clearly identify and mitigate legal and regulatory risks and assist the business to handle residual risk in accordance with the company's regulatory licences and company policies
  • Analyse implication of relevant case law, legislation, and regulatory matters
  • Provide support in proactively maintaining customer documentation and standard form contracts ensuring these are up to date

What we're looking for:

  • A Solicitor or Barrister capable of holding a practising certificate in England and Wales
  • 1 – 4 years PQE or equivalent, experience in corporate, commercial, IT would be preferred but is not essential, or Regulatory areas of the law.
  • An understanding of the principles of contract law and a general understanding of business and financial principals that relate to services agreements
  • Ideally have worked and gained experience within one or more of these areas whether as a trainee or post qualification: General Commercial, Information Technology, Intellectual Property or Data Protection
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to demonstrate an aptitude for drafting documentation and have the ability to give commercially attuned advice
  • Demonstrate strong negotiating, influencing and persuading skills coupled with good organisational skills
  • Hold solid knowledge of the law and be able to grasp new concepts with ease and accuracy
Additional Information

Why choose us?

This is your opportunity to shape our game–changing journey and be part of something truly special! And to top it off, here are some perks to life at esure

  • A competitive salary that recognises your skills and potential
  • A bonus scheme that celebrates your contribution to esure's success
  • Discounts on our insurance products, for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 flex days to be taken as and when suits you
  • Benefits just for you: our hub – My Benefits Box – is loaded with perks to choose from, so you can build a personal toolkit to support your health, wellbeing, lifestyle, and finances.
  • Grow your career with us: whatever your goals, we'll support you with hands–on training, mentoring, a LinkedIn Learning licence, access to our exclusive Academies, regular career conversations, and expert partner resources from the likes of Women in Data and Women in Tech.
  • Join our communities: our networks give you the chance to connect, learn and share with like–minded colleagues across the business – for work and play. So, it's no surprise our people consistently rate 'making friends at work' one of the highest scorers in our colleague engagement survey!
  • More flexibility for you: we're a proud supporter of the ABI's Make Flexible Work campaign and welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need, whether it's part time, job sharing, or compressed hours. Our hybrid working approach also puts you in the driving seat of how and where you do your best work.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle: we offer lots of support, so you feel like the best version of yourself – like specialist advice through our employee assistance programme, wellbeing classes, access to the My Health Advantage app, our Big Team Challenge, and learning sessions on topics like menopause.
  • A helping hand to do your bit for a greener and safer world: driving good in the world couldn't be more important to us. That's why we encourage colleagues to use volunteering days to support their local communities and have lots of initiatives to help you live a greener lifestyle.
  • Everyday appreciation: praise from your colleagues means the world! Our social recognition tool makes it easy to give colleagues the praise they deserve, and you could even be shortlisted for a company–wide ACE Award.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you are excited about joining us and think you have some of what we are looking for, even if you're not 100% sure we would love to hear from you.