Legal Specialist/ Legal Counsel

Bedfordshire Permanent £26,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Challenging job with meaningful responsibilities and mission
  • Strong corporate ethics and a culture based on company values

About Our Client

Our client specialise in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of home pregnancy and fertility testing products. The company is well-known for its range of over-the-counter (OTC) diagnostic tests designed to provide accurate and user-friendly results for women's health and reproductive needs.

Job Description

Based in Bedford, this opportunity will sit within our clients In-House Legal & Compliance department and will report into the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (GC & CCO) who is based in Geneva.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a business partner and building relationships with the internal client group, providing business-oriented practical solutions in a timely manner, remaining firm on compliance issues with solutions based on policy and ethics in a timeline-driven fashion.
  • Connecting and reporting regularly to the team for a united legal approach, whilst acting independently and handling issues within areas of responsibility. The successful candidate will identify issues and report them to the Legal team with a proposal for concrete and prioritised solutions to implement, with (if needed) advice and prevention plan or risk assessment.
  • Compliance documentation: supporting internal clients on contract management, privacy, and regular corporate documents or marketing materials; creating, updating or contributing to templates as requested or aligned; draft basic agreements and handle correspondences, powers of attorney or other documents as required.
  • Implementing internal guidance, policy or external legal advice received and translating them into company policies or practice.
  • Offering process simplification in Ensur or other systems as applicable for legal processes to be easy to understand for all internal clients.
  • Develop, and conduct legal and compliance training.
  • Specific projects in the health/medical device law.

The Successful Applicant

The successful applicant will be a qualified solicitor/lawyer or legal professional with at least 2 years post-qualification experience, with:

  • A proven track record in successfully handling basic legal and compliance issues, including without limitation: system administration, review, drafting and negotiating contracts; issue management; expertise to give practical advice that is precise and accurate with attention to detail.
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail operating document management systems.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a team player with a results driven attitude.
  • Keen interest in the health business and health laws/regulations and a desire to learn and to stay updated with legal/business developments.
  • Communication skills that include the ability to communicate in non-legal language.
  • Able to successfully establish and grow relationships taking into consideration the international environment and different cultures.
  • Willingness and ability to personally learn from experience, acquire new skills, and reflect relevant parts of learning into internal training for organisational growth in parallel with action plan proposals.
  • Computer literate and familiar with all typical Microsoft, Google, Apple applications, at ease with digital developments and document management systems and at ease working a Quality Management environment of health products.

What's on Offer

This role offers a competitive salary, autonomous working opportunities and a flexible working pattern, along with lots of potential for professional development.

For further information about the package on offer for this position, and in order to find out more about the role, please contact Rosie Gage of Michael Page Legal (London).

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