About Our Client
NEC Group is one of the world's top venue management companies and has been bringing Live to Life© for over 40 years. Since the opening of the NEC in 1976, the NEC Group has been at the forefront of the live events industry with a passion for event excellence. Our people and our brands connect each part of the live experience through venues, content, services and data - and by utilising our extensive portfolio, we help organisers create their perfect event. Our venues and brands include:
- The NEC - the UK's largest exhibition venue.
- The ICC - one of Europe's premier conference and meetings venues.
- The Vox - an exciting new purpose-built conference venue on the NEC campus.
- Arena Birmingham and Resorts World Arena - two of the busiest, large-scale indoor entertainment venues in the world.
- Amadeus - our multi-award-winning in-house caterer.
- Amplify - our premium hospitality brand.
- The Ticket Factory - one of the UK's leading national ticket agents.
The opportunity offers a broad range of responsibilities and the opportunity to work on important commercial projects within the business. The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts including venue licence agreements, sponsorship and media agreements, IT, procurement and outsourcing contracts as well as advising on matters such as IP, data protection and competition law.
This role will also involve acting as a legal stakeholder in the business, making a positive contribution to team development and taking responsibility for wider business needs. Most importantly, the role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to really develop their commercial and business acumen and to become a trusted business partner to key stakeholders and their teams. As well as a varied workload in an innovative and fast-moving commercial setting, the role offers the chance to work in a supportive environment in a team that is committed to continuing development and legal excellence.
Key responsibilities of this role include:
- Providing general commercial legal advice to the Group. This will include, drafting, negotiating, and advising on commercial contracts and agreements relating to IPR, data processing, media, joint ventures and corporate law.
- Being a dedicated "first port of call" for legal advice for individual Business Units and managing and coordinating legal support for those Business Units.
- Developing and maintaining legal precedents to ensure that they reflect current business practice and new legal developments.
- Providing a wide range of legal training within the Group including data protection, competition law, compliance matters and general contracting principles.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate will thrive on the chance to do new things and continuously grow their knowledge and experience.
The NEC Group is looking for a candidate who is/ has:
- A qualified commercial solicitor with strong academics and 2-6 years' post qualification experience gained either at a top tier firm or with a commercial in-house team.
- Strong technical ability and excellent commercial drafting and negotiation skills.
- Experience of preparing and negotiating a wide range of high value commercial contracts and the ability to provide legal advice over a wide range of commercial disciplines.
- A good knowledge of data protection law.
- A skilled communicator, capable of interacting with the business at all levels, with the necessary credibility and professionalism to influence senior stakeholders.
- A positive, can-do and ambitious approach and a commitment to driving continuous improvement.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment as part of a pro-active team but also without supervision when required.
What's on Offer
This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-profile and progressive business at a level which offers great scope to carve out a successful career within the organisation. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work autonomously in a supportive and fun environment.
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third-party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.