Legal Counsel – Technology & Innovation

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 26/11/2020

Legal Counsel – Technology & Innovation

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

Tesco’s Group Technology function is responsible to support, maintain and improve the group’s needs around Information Technology and drive innovation. You can expect close collaboration with the business, a highly diverse workload, and a brief to innovate and improve existing processes.

As the Legal Counsel you'll be supporting tech and innovation related transactions and projects, as well as facilitating the implementation of simplified engagement processes, stream-lined documentation and improved governance/policies and providing specialised tech legal advice/guidance.

You will be responsible for

  • Advising on a varied range of tech contracts, including complex, high profile and business critical ones.
  • To provide first-line support on disputes, liaising with the specialist in-house dispute resolution team and external advisors as necessary.
  • To provide general legal advice and support on a range of issues including IP, Data Protection, IT litigation, TUPE.
  • Considering stakeholders concerns and spotting other issues: working with the business (not just for them) and adding value;
  • Thinking “outside of the box” to come up with practical and innovative commercial solutions to problems;
  • Simplification and innovation; supporting innovation and use of technology to simplify and improve the provision of legal services;
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with different business units;
  • Engaging with and supporting other lawyers across the international Tesco group; and
  • Outsourcing and managing the outsourcing of matters to external law firms where necessary (including ensuring we get value for money).

You will need

  • The successful candidate should PQE gained at a leading law firm or in-house.
  • In-house experience (which may have been gained on secondment) preferred but not essential.
  • Strong enthusiasm for Tech, Innovation and wide-ranging commercial contracts experience is essential.  An experience and understanding of corporate matters are also welcome.
  • Must thrive on working as a team, in a dynamic and fast moving environment.
  • The role requires an ability to build credibility with very experienced internal and external stakeholders.
  • A calm demeanour and an ability to work collaboratively under pressure are desirable.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme where you can earn up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco 
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.  Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.  In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.
We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.
NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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