Legal and Compliance Counsel

Reigate, Surrey

Job summary

Opus Technology
£100-120k DOE
IT & Telecoms
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Would you like to work for Opus, one of the UK’s largest independent Managed Service Providers who have recently been recognised as “Very Good” in the Best Companies to work for Awards?

As the Legal and Compliance Counsel specialising in Telecoms and IT, you will be responsible for ensuring that our company operates within the bounds of the law and maintains the standards in all aspects of our business activities.

Your primary focus will be on providing legal counsel and guidance on compliance matters related to our operations, as well as managing regulatory risks associated with our products and services. You will also be the company representative in communications with regulatory authorities, technology providers, and external legal counsel as needed.

Where? Join the People Team

You will be responsible for:

    Advising the board of: (i) any risks and mitigations relating to commercial/legal matters; and (ii) regulatory issues and regulatory legislation and/or the introduction of new general legislation

    Ensuring standardised terms across all different services for easy client review

    Working with the compliance team to develop, implement, and maintain compliance programs and policies tailored to our industry, ensuring adherence to relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards

    Conducting internal audits and investigations to assess compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, identify potential risks or issues, and recommend corrective actions or process improvements

    Conducting thorough assessments of legal and regulatory risks associated with our reselling activities and develop strategies to mitigate and manage these risks effectively

    Dealing with enquiries regarding drafting, review, and negotiate of contracts and agreements with suppliers, partners, subcontractors and customers to ensure compliance with legal requirements and protect the company's interests

    Staying up to date on relevant laws, regulations, and industry guidelines governing the reselling of telecoms and IT products and advise stakeholders on compliance requirements and best practices

    Developing and delivering training programs and educational materials to increase awareness of legal and compliance obligations among employees

    Supporting the Compliance team to conduct internal investigations into allegations of non-compliance and recommend appropriate disciplinary, preventive or corrective actions as necessary

    Collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop and implement internal policies and procedures that promote a culture of compliance. Contribute to the development and implementation of legal policies and procedures to ensure best practices in technology transactions

    Providing support to the business in other areas of law that may not be key specialism i.e. employment, TUPE and acquisitions

Salary £100-120k DOE

25 Days Holiday 

Optional Hybrid working 

Other organisations may call this role In-House Lawyer, Legal Attorney, Compliance and Legal Counsellor 

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Legal Counsel who has/is:

    A Qualified solicitor in the UK with a current practicing certificate, preferable

    At least 3 years of (PQE), with a focus on legal and compliance issues in the telecoms and IT industry, preferably in a reselling context

    A strong understanding of laws, regulations, and industry standards relevant to reselling telecoms and IT products, including contract law and data protection regulations

    Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including reseller agreements, distribution agreements, and service contracts

    Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to assess complex legal and compliance issues and provide practical solutions

    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation

    Sound judgment and integrity, with a commitment to upholding ethical standards and promoting a culture of compliance and accountability

    A clear commercial awareness and pragmatism

    The ability to find innovative solutions within acceptable levels of risk

    Proactive and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively

    Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with the ability to work autonomously to take initiative

    A high level of discretion with confidential matters

What can Opus offer you?

    Free daily breakfasts in the office

    Regular companywide events

    Monthly 'shining star' employee recognition awards

    Pension and life insurance

    Refer a friend scheme (£1,000)

    Mental health, financial and legal support

    Training and development plans

    State of the art offices

    Option to buy and sell holiday

    Employee Dream Ball - Quarterly chance to win £2.5k towards a dream

Culture is important to us as are our values

Our aim is to attract, develop and retain the industries most talented people, and we’re keen to hear from individuals that have the same values as we do and want to work in an inclusive, friendly, and supportive environment.

    Work together to win together

    Be brave and think differently

    Own it and never give up

    Strive to be the best

    Stay curious and keep learning

30 years of success the Opus way

Established in 1992, with over 110 employees, Opus is an independent, privately-owned technology provider, based in Reigate, Surrey integrating best of breed solutions, to deliver tailored, managed services to medium and large enterprises from both the private and public sector nationwide. Our world-class expertise is delivered by our internal teams, while leveraging best of breed technology partners such as Microsoft, Mitel, 8x8, Cirrus, Five9, Gamma where we have achieved platinum partner status. 

We deliver outstanding customer experience and are the only MSP to be awarded the Service Mark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service.

We are a Disability Confident employer and Living Wage accredited.

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