Digital Catapult

Legal Counsel

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-moving organisation with a strong growth agenda and close association with innovative start-ups and corporates. The Legal Counsel will lead and manage the Legal function (including outside counsel) to provide proactive and practical legal and contractual support to Digital Catapult’s business groups and corporate legal entities.

what you’ll do
  • Provide the business groups with first class legal support that is fit for purpose and within budget
  • Build a relationship as a ‘trusted business advisor’ with key stakeholders, with an emphasis on collaboration and sensitivity towards the needs of small businesses
  • Provide advice that facilitates business needs whilst mitigating key risks and challenges
  • Proactive partner in formulating and concluding commercial and grant funding contracts and negotiations
  • Be cognizant of, and an authoritative source of information and expertise on the company’s key funding agreements and company policies e.g. State Aid
what we’re looking for
  • Must be legally qualified (Law Society or Bar) with strong PQE experience
  • Experience of contract, commercial, IP, IT, procurement and data protection law
  • Exposure to both public and private sector
  • Proven experience in delivering a high quality in-house legal service
  • Ability to give specialist/technical advice to managers to resolve immediate issues