Senior Legal Counsel

Location: Luton, South East England GB


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 3690

Position Title: Legal Counsel

External Description:

senior legal counsel 

Reporting to the Head of Legal (UK&I), this role is accountable for the successful and timely delivery of legal support to Randstad UK & Ireland, including:

  • leading on a range of commercial legal matters (both client and supplier)
  • working closely with the Head of Legal/Legal Director on the Legal team’s strategy particularly in relation to how complex non-contentious legal support is delivered to the UK&I businesses
  • supervision of junior team members, fostering a supportive yet challenging learning environment

It is intended that this role will be solely focused on non-contentious matters. 

priorities for the role include: 

commercial contracts

  • confidently lead negotiations on a range of agreements, with a focus on detailed negotiation of complex client terms  


  • support the sales team with new bids, providing strategic guidance on the optimum approach to addressing legal risks in a sales-friendly manner 

supplier contracts

  • start-to-finish support to procurement to put in place robust yet proportionate contracts with key suppliers, including in particular the technology sector
  • undertake supplier validation and compliance checks using our vendor risk management tool

data protection / regulatory compliance

  • provide legal support to the Data Protection and Information Security teams on the application of data protection legislation and best practice to our UK and Ireland businesses

learning and development

  • take responsibility for sharing subject matter expertise among colleagues, both within the Legal function and in the wider business


  • proactively identify areas for process improvement both in Legal and wider business/sales operations, and take the initiative to develop project plans to bring those to life

candidate profile


  • qualified lawyer 

Competencies and experience:


  • extensive commercial contracts experience in a ‘supplier’ organisation, with and without supervision
  • solid understanding of supply chain contracting
  • RFP/sales support in competitive tender situations with limited opportunity to negotiate
  • demonstrated experience of strategically managing challenging negotiations
  • ability to articulate legal concepts and risk in terms which will be understood and embraced by clients and key stakeholders
  • self-starter, with the initiative to proactively tackle inefficient process and poor behaviours
  • confidence and vision to challenge the status quo, and to speak out to tackle ‘group-think’
  • comfortable with taking risk-based contracting decisions, exercising discretion and creativity where required
  • commitment to excellence, integrity and maintenance of standards - a role model who is able to exemplify the approach that senior leadership expects the team to adopt


  • service industry experience
  • understanding of, and ability to adapt to, the dynamics of working in a medium to large international company with a strong sales focus
  • project management skills or qualifications, or experience as key stakeholder in cross-functional projects


State: South East England

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Company Profile:

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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