Legal Counsel

Gatwick or York (Hybrid)
Competitive Base Salary + Car Allowance + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
22 May 2023
20 Jun 2023
Job Title
In House Counsel
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Counsel Nestlé UK & Ireland Location - Gatwick or York (Hybrid) Competitive Base Salary + Car Allowance + Bonus and Excellent Benefits

This is a full-time permanent opportunity, but we are always open to discuss individual's flexible working needs, including part-time work arrangements, so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you, don't let this stop you from applying.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Legal Counsel to join our team in Gatwick or York office. Reporting directly to the General Counsel & Head of Legal Services for Nestlé UK & Ireland, you will work as a true strategic partner supporting some of our fantastic global businesses from a legal perspective. This role will give you the opportunity to really flex both your commercial and leadership skills by providing guidance to the Business Units you support, enabling Nestlé strategy and protecting its people, business and reputation.

A day in the life of a Legal Counsel You will act as a business partner for and sit on the UK&I leadership team of one or more of our Business Units.You will play a pivotal role in shaping the implementation of our legal strategy and upholding our values of respect, whilst providing tactical support that ensures the Business Unit(s) you support can achieve their objectives. You will be involved in liaising with a range of key internal and external stakeholders where building trusted, long-term relationships is fundamental to our teams success.

In addition to this you will provide proactive, solution oriented, strategic advice on a wide range of issues including:

  • General commercial law & contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • ESG
  • Media and advertising
  • IP and brand portfolio
  • Competition law
  • Data protection
  • Employment
What will make you successful? To be successful in this role, you will be a qualified lawyer with. You will have a background in general commercial or corporate law, intellectual property, competition, data protection or other relevant experience.

You will also have:
  • Ability and drive to support our ambition of being a world class connected team of trusted, valued and innovative business partners.
  • Great commercial acumen together with a practical and pragmatic approach and a thorough understanding of the competitive arena in which we operate. Leadership skills rooted in Nestlé values of respect combined with a desire to drive sustainable value creation.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and be motivated to succeed in everything you do.
What you need to know What can we offer in return? Great benefits you'd expect from a business the size of Nestlé - in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.

The closing date for applications is 14th of June 2023

We will be considering people as they apply, so please do not delay in submitting your application we are looking forward to hearing from you.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect. When we embrace diversity and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. People of all gender identities, ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. If there is anything we can do to accommodate you to participate fully in the application process, please let us know. We take pride in championing inclusion and diversity, our people make up a number of Colleague Networks who represent different experiences and communities who hold us accountable in creating a sense of belonging for all, and our values create the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution you bring.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.Be yourself, everyone else is taken!