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Lawyer (12mth FTC)

Posted: 6 Apr 2021 Closes: 20 Apr 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time CHL_VN387

Job Title: Lawyer
Department: Corporate Legal & Governance
Location: London
Status: 12 month fixed term contract

The Corporate Legal & Governance Department at C4 is responsible for advising on the legal aspect of all non-programme related matter, in particular: (i) negotiating and contracting deals for all non-programme related areas (so excluding Commissioning and Acquisitions) including Ad Sales, Corporate, Commercial & Business Development, IT, Procurement, Corporate Services, Consumer Insight, 4 Creative and Strategy; and (ii) advising on regulatory matters including Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Channel 4's statutory requirements. The department also carries out the Corporation Secretarial function

The Corporate Legal & Governance Department comprises 10 lawyers together with secretariat and admin team support.

The role is a lawyer within the Corporate Legal & Governance team, reporting to the Controller of Corporate Legal.

Providing general legal support across the team working principally on commercial contracts but able to assist on a wide variety of legal matters including general commercial contractual arrangements, advertising sales and regulatory.

Types of work will include:
  • Conducting due diligence in relation to our corporate investment activity
  • Assisting in the drafting and negotiation of corporate documentation
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts across a wide range of areas including technology, consumer insight, 4 Creative, procurement and distribution.
  • Minute taking at board and other meetings
  • Assisting with updating of template documentation
  • Negotiating and reviewing non-disclosure agreements

Technical & Professional Skills
  • Qualified corporate/commercial lawyer
  • Sound knowledge of a wide range of commercial contracts and corporate matters
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills
Autonomy/Judgement/Decision Making
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent planning and organising ability in coping with a demanding work load
  • Adaptable and able to work on a variety of matters at any one time
Relationship Management (internal, external, 3rd parties)
  • Proactive and ability to work well as part of a team
  • Willing to take on any types of work and a "can do" attitude
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to respond speedily and prioritise effectively
Complexity/Problem Solving
  • Able to deal with a range of complex matters at any one time
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of issues affecting Channel 4 and its remit
  • Commercial approach
SalaryCompetitiveApplication questions to complete
To complete your application please provide a response to the below application questions, you can upload your response to the application questions as an attachment when submitting your application. This can be attached to your application as a PDF or Word document. Please outline how you meet the 'Essential Experience & Skills' outlined in the Job Description (Max 500 words)Please give an overview of your experience in working across a broad and varied workload like that outlined in the Job Description and how you prioritise your workload accordingly (Max 500 words)

BenefitsThere are a million reasons why it's great to work at Channel 4, here are just a few of the perks for you;
•26 days annual leave (including a day off for your birthday)
•Company funded Private Medical Insurance
•A generous Group Personal Pension
•Access to our flexible benefits scheme including dental, travel insurance, health screenings and more!Applications Close Date20 Apr 2021

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