EY is a global network of professional services firms engaged in advisory, transaction, assurance and tax services with member firms in over 170 countries worldwide. The UK firm of Ernst & Young LLP has over 700 partners and 17,000 employees.
The UK Legal team is well established and highly regarded. Led by our General Counsel, Lisa Cameron (who is also Managing Partner, Risk Management and a member of the UK Board), we comprise 20 lawyers supported by 2 paralegals. The UK Legal team also forms part of a Global legal function.
We are recruiting a Commercial Contracts Lawyer on a 6-12 month fixed term contract to support the growth of our business in line with our plan to make EY the leading global professional services organisation by 2020 (Vision 2020). As part of Vision 2020 we are disrupting ourselves for the future, focussing on emerging technologies and encouraging and enabling innovation. Our high performing and ambitious in-house legal team enjoys a diverse and challenging workload, supporting that Vision by the prompt delivery of pragmatic, adaptable and commercial legal advice.
Your key responsibilities
You will be responsible for drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including IT; managed services and outsourcing; master services agreements and global framework agreements; Government and public sector. You will also be required to work autonomously and innovatively to support the legal issues connected with the development of and risk mitigation for our new service offerings and otherstrategic business initiatives and objectives.
Skills and attributes for success
· Ability to lead, provide a view, take responsibility and ownership of issues
· Strong team player with excellent negotiation and communication skills
· Keeps calm and copes well with conflicting and ever changing deadlines
· Commercial awareness of the business issues facing us as we evolve
To qualify for the role you must have
· Extensive experience as a Commercial Contracts lawyer
· Ability to provide practical legal advice and support with a high degree of professionalism in a fast-paced environment and to establish a high degree of credibility, respect and trust at all levels.
· Experience gained either in a reputable City law firm (or equivalent) and/or in-house.
Ideally, you’ll also have
· Knowledge of managed services, IT, Intellectual Property and/or the needs of technology clients
What we look for
A self-starter, adept at responding promptly/juggling deadlines who actively looks to build relationships based on trust and confidence with fellow lawyers, internal and external clients. Capable of the swift review and analysis of the legal risk in lengthy contracts, drafting mitigation measures where possible. A skilled and insightful drafter of clauses and contracts. A desire to get alongside our business, offering legal insight and support on the development of new service offerings. Someone who relishes disruption in a fast paced business and is stimulated by the fact that no two days are the same.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
· Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
· Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
· The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.