To contribute to the success of Flybe through providing a professional in-house legal service as a commercially oriented business partner.
Participating in the development and implementation of policy, procedure and know-how in the legal function and elsewhere in the business.
Note - Flybe has recently been acquired by Connect Airways. Competition clearance is still awaited (decision expected early Summer 2019) but a substantial amount of work is anticipated to transition the business, re-negotiate key contracts and deal with potential organisational changes.
To deliver high quality, timely, cost effective and practical legal advice in order to maintain the reputation of Flybe.
Develop strong working relationships with colleagues to ensure legal advice is relevant and effective
Provide support and guidance to other members of the team
Assist General Counsel in reviewing contracts to be signed by the business
Ensuring compliance by the business with contract approval process
Ensuring all signed contracts are added to the contract portal
Providing legal training and updates for the business when required
Preparing and updating standard form template contracts that can be used for the business
Provision of legal support and advice to all departments of Flybe.
Knowledge, skills and experience
A qualified solicitor, holding a current practising certificate for England and Wales. Whilst PQE is not fixed, we would expect the successful candidate to have around 2-5 years post qualification experience.
Experienced in commercial and contract law; managing transactions and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements together with negotiating complicated contract arrangements
Experience of operating in a change and transformational environment
Experience in drafting procurement contracts is essential and experience in the following areas is desirable: finance, sales, marketing, advertising promotions, IT contracts, competition law, property agreements, employment law and aviation law.
Proactive and able to identify new opportunities to improve the service provided to the business
Ability to perform consistently and make decisions under pressure and meet demanding deadlines
Ability to grasp complex situations and get up to speed quickly on current projects and practices
Strong influencing and negotiation skills, able to work effectively to objectives with the personal sensitivity to be effective across a wide range of stakeholders.
People focused - Highly developed interpersonal, relationship development and facilitation skills, with ability to gain and sustain credibility.
Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of staff, as well as with external contacts (including authorities) when required
Commercially aware with the ability to see the big picture and beyond the task to the wider relevance to the business - results orientated
Strong project management skills with the ability to plan workload and execute implementation to plan
A high-level of integrity, discretion, honesty and the ability to command respect
A self-starter with a can do attitude and an excellent team player
Ability to manage legal and commercial risk
Ability to be adaptable in an ever changing environment and to operate effectively with a number of competing priorities
Open, honest and straightforward approach
Strong numerical and analytical skills; accurate and attentive to detail
Motivated, organised, professional and efficient in their role
Enthusiastic and passionate about doing a great job
Please note that this is a 6 month fixed term opportunity