Legal Counsel (12 Month FTC)

Sep 25, 2023
Oct 09, 2023
Contract Type


GBP48,400 up to GBP78,100 per annum – This isn't 9–5. This is making the most of every day.

Our Legal and Compliance Department is seeking a confident, driven and proactive individual to join the Legal team. This engaging role offers responsibility and variety within a department that ensures the company's legal requirements are met efficiently and effectively. The successful candidate will be providing legal guidance in all legal matters (except tax and employment law) to ensure the achievement of business objectives are met whilst minimising the legal risks. In this role you are responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts as well as supporting contract negotiations. This is an ideal opportunity for a proactive and experienced individual who thrives in a fast–paced environment and can deliver workable legal solutions to our large multi–faceted business.

We have moved to a hybrid working model with a recommended 2 days in the office per week for appropriate Head Office and Regional roles, empowering our teams to choose how and where they work best. We feel it is important that, where possible, weoffer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible and trust our teams to determine the right environments that work most effectively for them.

'To keep in line with company structure this role will be called Legal Consultant internally'

What you'll do
  • Developing contract templates and contract management/administration ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as internal guidelines
  • Keeping up to date with legislative changes and case law and apply appropriately timely advice to departments to ensure relevant and understood
  • Education of and provision of advice to key business stakeholders on legal risks, regulations and mitigation
  • Liaising with and providing advice, guidance and training to the business on relevant legal issues such as intellectual property and advertising
  • Taking a commercial approach to raising the profile of data protection within the business working with teams on best practice and governance
  • Identifying the need for external legal advice
  • Liaising with external advisers, corresponding with courts and government agencies
  • To support the team in liaising on a regular basis with our international colleagues in Germany.
  • Directly reporting to the Head of Legal
What you'll need
  • A qualified lawyer or equivalent in–house legal counsel experience is essential
  • A strong interest in commercial law and willingness to get involved in other legal topics as the business requires
  • Experience in Retail/ FMCG/ Consumer goods industry is ideal but not essential
  • Ability to combine a good eye for legal detail with big picture commercial considerations
  • An excellent communicator and multi–tasker with exceptional organisational abilities
  • Ability to work independently, managing conflicting priorities with ease and efficiency
  • Motivated and proactive, with an eagerness to learn and develop
  • Due to the sensitivity of material held by the team, discretion and adherence to security processes are absolute requirements for the role
  • German language is desirable but not essential
What you'll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the extensive training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary starting from GBP48,400 with the potential to earn up to GBP78,100 (depending on experience) with 35 days' holiday per year (pro rata). We also recognise that different people value different benefits, based on different lifestyles and needs, which is why we offer arrange of additional benefits including but not limited to:

  • Barista Bar, restaurant and free onsite gym
  • On–site Car Parking (including electric charging in each space)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • 10% in–store discount card

To find out a Lidl bit more visit our benefits page to see for yourself!

Potential Earnings for a non–qualifiedapplications GBP48,400 up toGBP64,900 depending on experience

Potential Earnings for qualified applications 60,500 up to GBP78,100 depending on experience

includes 10% non–contractual London Weighting allowance

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further