Head of Legal

UK £ 65,000 - £ 85,000 p.a. Permanent

Job Reference: 013555

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit they are seeking a Head of Legal. The purpose of the role is to provide legal insight into commercial strategy in addition to leading commercial and legal negotiations to bespoke contract drafting.



Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, Fully Flexible Working Week Mon-Thurs, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, plus many others.


Flexibility is key to success at the MTC and many of their colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.



The Role


Reporting to the Finance Director, the Head of Legal will lead in the development of MTC‘s legal strategy, ensuring full alignment with the business objectives as well as long term company strategy and direction.


As part of the role you will:


  • Engage with and advise complex commercial contracting matters within the Group, including where necessary co-ordinating and liaising with external legal support on large transactions.

  • To work collaboratively with all areas of the business to ensure the company receives reliable, pragmatic and commercial legal advice to meet the business needs.

  • To manage development and delivery of the legal budget.

  • To ensure that all legal needs are established with internal customers at an appropriate stage to enable effective legal processes to deliver on time and within quality expectations.

  • To manage, develop and build upon a small legal team to deliver an effective and efficient service to the needs of the wider business.

  • Provide accurate legal advice and guidance to the business and team regarding its legal stance in order for the business to manage risk appropriately.

  • Deliver legal training to Group staff on confidentiality, intellectual property, contractual matters and any other areas of law where required.

  • Regularly review internal policies and procedures and monitor compliance with external rules & regulations such as GDPR.

  • To be responsible for the renewal of the company insurance portfolio to ensure business risks are covered appropriately.

  • Maintain consistent and documented compliance with all relevant Safety, Health and Environmental, Quality and best practice requirements.



The Person


The successful candidate for the Head of Legal role will possess the following attributes:


  • Educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in Law in addition to Legal Practice Course certification.

  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced multi-sector research business.

  • Previous experience working in an intellectually and commercially challenging position.

  • Previous work history in a commercial law firm OR as an in-house Lawyer.

  • Ability to maintain effective relationships and manage daily operations with MTC‘s external legal partner.

  • Proven background in managing a Legal Team including personal development, performance and motivation to enable the individuals to reach their goals in line with company strategy.

  • Willingness to keep up to date with the latest laws and legislations relevant to the MTC to ensure the business remain compliant with any changes.


To apply for the Head of Legal position, please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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