Head of Legal

Liverpool Coventry £ 80,000 - £ 90,000 p.a plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014608

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The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) is a major success story. One of the UK‘s most advanced Research & Technology Organisations, championing world leading manufacturing and engineering innovation.


Created in 2011, it represents one of the largest public sector investments in UK manufacturing and has since grown to a team of over 800 spread several facilities covering not only R&D, but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design across multiple businesses and sectors.


Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit from launch, we seek career driven and agile talent from industry, academia, and other leading organisations to work in this truly unique centre of excellence.


Benefits - beyond salary, the MTC provides one of the most extensive and progressive benefits packages available, designed to inspire, develop and reward employees to the full including:


  • Fully flexible working including compressed hours, remote working, part-time hours, flexible start and finish times. And career breaks. Tell us what works for you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying!  

  • Enhanced Holiday leave with accumulated days plus option to buy & sell

  • Private Health Insurance from Vitality Health

  • Life Insurance

  • Generous Pension Scheme

  • Income Protection in the event of long-term illness or incapacity to work

  • Salary Sacrifice (tax efficient Bike 2 Work plus Car Lease Scheme including competitive on-site EV charging)

  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity support

  • Professional subscriptions paid plus access to Leadership Academy

  • Long service recognition plus contribution awards

  • Envious working environment with free parking, excellent public transport links, employee discounts and on-site canteen, plus more 



The Role    


The Head of Legal role‘s purpose is to lead the MTC legal function. Responsible for everything from contributing to commercial strategy, leading commercial and legal negotiations to bespoke contract drafting. A critical leader within this growth business. You will evaluate and manage risk, creating options to resolve complex problems, so as to facilitate and enable the company to maintain its integrity, minimise and mitigate undue risk exposure, operate smoothly, and enhance its position. To lead and develop the legal team to deliver clear, pragmatic legal advice to meet business needs. Offer development and improvement activities for the legal team and identify and address future needs of the team in order to deliver on the legal team‘s strategy in line with the company strategy and direction. Cover all legal activities in support of the company and its group‘s full range of trading and other activities, The MTC‘s commercial portfolio is diverse and varied ranging from multi-million pound contracts to smaller strategic alliances.


Duties and responsibilities of the Head of Legal role include:


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

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

  • Managing development and delivery of the legal budget.

  • Ensuring 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.

  • Managing, developing and building upon a small legal team to deliver an effective and efficient service to the needs of the wider business.

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

  • To 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.



Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.


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

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