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Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £70,000 pa

Job Advert - Division Information

We have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor to join the team and support our growing business. Reporting to the Head of Legal, the Solicitor will be play a major part in providing outstanding legal services to all areas of the business with a particular focus on data protection and commercial contracts. You will also have the opportunity to advise internal clients on a variety of other legal and compliance risks, business strategies and other issues. 

This role will be a mix of remote working, and at our offices in Woking.


Job Advert Location Description

Solicitor duties include but are not limited to:

• Advise the business on the full range of legal issues that come into business (other than real estate and employment) 
• Responsibility for advising the business on data protection, privacy and marketing issues and risks
• Respond and deal with the ICO.
• Advise and update internal policies and operational controls and procedures.
• Manage external counsel
• Provide support to the business external counsel on corporate M&A transactions
• Promote data protection awareness throughout business by providing training to staff, working with the Data Protection Officer.
• Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements.
• Assist with implementation and maintenance of tools required for a successful in house legal capability. 
• Provide timely and commercially focused advice to business stakeholders.

What we would like from the Solicitor:

• Qualified solicitor with 5+ years PQE or equivalent experience (admitted to practise in England or Scotland).
• Excellent knowledge of data protection laws, ICO guidance and relevant codes of practise, including experience of running and/or implementing compliance programmes.
• Experienced in drafting, negotiating and advising on a variety of commercial contracts, with experience in IT contracts beneficial. 
• You must have the ability to exercise independent professional judgement within the data protection and commercial context.
• Experience dealing with stakeholders in the Middle East would be beneficial.
• Non bureaucratic, commercial and pragmatic with an enabling mentality, working with colleagues in all areas and levels of the business.
• Hands on, comfortable at multi-tasking and diligent to enable an excellent customer service to all stakeholders.

Further details can be found on the attached job description. 

Job Advert Role Description

What we would like to give you: 

• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
• Online benefits and cash back rewards
• Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
• Technology Scheme (qualifying period)
• Employee Referral Scheme
• SMART Pension
• Access to Career Pathways scheme

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the attached job description prior to making an application. 

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we find a suitable candidate. 

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS.

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