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4 months ago
Flybe Aviation
Salary: Circa £50K per annum + excellent benefits
Location: Exeter Airport
Job type: Temporary
Contact: Jon Sharpe
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Office Jobs
Main Job Purpose
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.
Key Responsibilities
  • 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

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