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Commercial Solicitor - Contracts

Skipton Principle Office, The Bailey
Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AP
United Kingdom

Hours of Work: 35 Hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Salary: Dependent on experience

Job Introduction

Skipton Building Society is the fourth largest Building Society in the UK and we are looking for an enthusiastic commercial solicitor, specialising in Contracts to join our in-house legal team based in Skipton.

You will be providing assistance and support on a wide range of commercial contracts and regulatory matters across all business areas.

Main Responsibilities

As a key member of the legal team you will be providing general commercial legal advice across all levels of the business to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulation. Identifying key material legal risks and seeking to mitigate and protect Skipton’s position.

You’ll also be drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, some of these include:
•IT outsourcing/service contracts,
•Software and support contracts
•Introducer, marketing, consultancy, and agency agreements
•General supply and distribution agreements, distribution agreements
•Data transfer agreements
•Digital media and telecom agreements
•Agreements with various types of third party suppliers for products such as home/contents insurance, funeral planning and other commercial agreements as needed.

As part of the role your assistance to the Senior Contracts lawyer in all matters arising from the day to day business is essential to make sure there is a smooth and consistent running of the team. As part of your role you will be expected to monitor new contract/regulatory law relevant to the business.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a solicitor with extensive PQE, and who has demonstrated effective influencing and persuasion skills in the provision of sound and commercial pragmatic legal advice.

An excellent communicator, both verbal and written at all levels within the business and have good co-ordinating skills with all the different business areas. You will be able to demonstrate proven organisation, planning and IT skills with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work effectively under pressure.  

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Package Description

In return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:

  • Competitive Employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Company paid life assurance scheme
  • Company paid Group Income Protection scheme 
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and the opportunity to participate in the annual Holiday Trading Scheme to buy/sell extra days)
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Colleague discounts at a range of UK wide retailers, including holidays, restaurants, fashion, days out and more. Accessible via an online platform and mobile app.
  • Discounts/cashback on selected products and services
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diverse culture

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age