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Rothamsted Research

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Legal Counsel

Salary Details:
up to £50,000 p.a
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Closing Date:
28 Jan 2020
Overview Of Role

Rothamsted Research, a world-leading, non-profit research centre that focuses on strategic agricultural and environmental science to benefit society worldwide, is looking for a mid-level Commercial Lawyer to join its high-calibre in-house legal team.  The role covers a wide variety of contract and commercial matters as well as a range of property, intellectual property and dispute matters.  The successful candidate must provide practical, commercial, solution-driven advice and would need to have a strong corporate/commercial background with broad-ranging experience.  To be considered for this role, you will have to demonstrate experience (ideally 3 years)  in a similar legal counsel, private practice or related role. 

The candidate should be enthusiastic and proactive, be able to work with minimal supervision and complement the existing in-house legal team. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Legal and deputise for the Head of Legal in their absence and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and demanding environment.  A good team spirit and a practical and commercial approach are essential.  The successful candidate is expected to carry out the duties listed in the attached job description, and any other duties reasonably required by the Head of Legal or Institute, commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility for this post.
This is a full-time appointment initially fixed for one year.
Interviews will be carried out w/c 3rd February 2020
About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.
Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.