Legal

  • We work across the group

    We’re a dynamic and growing team based just 25 minutes from Kings Cross on our Welwyn Garden City campus.

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"You’ll be dealing with all the legal issues that a global retailer could face from day to day"

 

The nature of Tesco means that the work we do is high profile, interesting, challenging and diverse. Because of this, we operate as a world-class legal team, integral to the success of the business.

We're really clear about our purpose and the direction we're heading in. Our vision is to be one global team, enabling business growth, enhancing the Tesco brand and serving customers is at the heart of everything we do,

We do this by:

  • Developing excellent people who work collaboratively to add real value
  • Enabling business growth by providing practical, commercial advice
  • Delivering operational excellence, driving efficiency locally and globally
  • Managing risk and reputation and ensuring that we use our scale for good
  • Looking to the future through identifying opportunities and providing proactive solutions to long-term challenges

You’ll be providing commercial legal advice to Tesco’s diverse businesses. This includes our Food, Procurement, Clothing, General Merchandise and Digital teams. Essentially, you’ll be dealing with all the legal issues that a global retailer could face from day to day. As well as drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, you’ll advise strategically on legal matters including contract interpretation, e-commerce, intellectual property, data protection, and dispute resolution and competition law.

Our work touches almost every aspect of Tesco’s operations, so you’ll inevitably come into contact with lots of different teams within the business. We also recruit centrally to build teams dedicated to specific specialisms, so you could find yourself providing support to a particular part of the Group. And you’ll have plenty of interactions outside Tesco, as you’ll act as our legal representative to law firms and regulatory bodies.

We’re looking for people who will genuinely put our customers at the heart of what we do.

In addition to an excellent academic background and relevant experience gained in house or at a top-tier firm, you’ll need to have good communication skills, a commercial and pragmatic approach and the ability to interact effectively with the business at all levels.

While technical skills are hugely important, we also put an emphasis on great leadership skills. At Tesco our five leadership skills are Empathy, Collaboration, Innovation, Resilience and Responsiveness. As a legal leader you should have these in abundance, alongside a strong commercial focus. Equally important are strong, ethical leadership and integrity, to help our business operate in a compliant manner There’ll be lots of responsibility from day one, but we’ll always make sure that you have the support you need to do a great job. We’re a strong believer in Continuous Professional Development (CPD), and we’ve set up a legal training programme to work alongside external CPD training. You’ll get the chance to hear from lawyers of all specialisms, and from our external law firm partners. It’s altogether a great way to continuously learn, develop and keep on top of current affairs in the legal industry.