Commercial Solicitor/ Junior Commercial Solicitor Location: Forbury Place, Reading Salary: Competitive depending on skills and experience + annual bonus Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available Our Role Our in-house Legal team currently have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor to join them in supporting and advising SSE Enterprise Telecoms (“SSEET”) on a range of legal matters. As a subsidiary of SSE and Infracapital, SSEET operate an extensive telecoms network spanning the UK, offering leading edge services to business customers and you will provide sound legal and commercial advice on all aspects of transactions undertaken across the UK; providing proactive and practical options. This will involve providing key legal advice to the sales and delivery teams on business opportunities, advising on corporate transactions, contentious matters, and on its regulatory and statutory obligations. You will be responsible for supporting the legal division and this will include drafting and negotiating contracts to facilitate SSEET’s exciting programme of telecommunications upgrades and its expansion plans. Your Skills and Experience We are happy to consider a paralegal, a chartered legal executive or a qualified solicitor with NQ to 3 years PQE. You will assist the existing team to provide proactive and pragmatic legal advice on a range of legal, commercial and operational issues and ensure legal risks are understood and appropriately managed. Your role will involve dealing with a varied range of contracts and disputes in a timely manner, and having a clear understanding of what is acceptable in the market. Extensive commercial legal experience is therefore essential as is a proven track record of producing high quality and effective legal advice in a fast-paced and challenging environment. Strong negotiation, drafting, communication and interpersonal skills will be vital to your success, as is the ability to work well on your own and within a team. As periodic travel between our offices throughout the UK is expected, a full UK driving licence is desirable. Corporate transactional work, in-house and Telecoms experience would be advantageous, but is not a requirement. Our Company SSEET operates a 14,300km UK-wide telecoms network, providing services to other telecoms providers, companies and public sector organisations. We all have different skills here at SSEET and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSEET and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’. Our Benefits In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of SSE’s “Be the Difference” scheme. Next Steps Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long. For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch sse. Closing date for applications is: 21 July 2019 This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.