J3271 Legal and Contracts Officer


Summary & Objective

The L&C Officer will be accountable for ensuring that the sales, projects and functional managers are provided with clear legal guidance and timely contractual advice, including provision of written documentation. This also includes accountability for contractual agreements with all service suppliers.

The L&C Officer must advise the Senior Management Team to ensure that the Company is compliant with all national laws (and Finmeccanica legal/commercial directives) and that any changes in laws (or directives) are identified in advance so that the business can amend its policies and procedures.

This will be a part time (25 hours per week) role on a contract basis, currently until March 2020.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Provide advice to business managers regarding all legal and contractual matters
  • Support the sales, operational and functional managers in:
  • Effective identification of contractual risks
  • Ensuring compliance with contractual and statutory obligations
  • Negotiation of contracts (including terms and conditions)
  • Resolution of contractual conflicts and disputes
  • Structuring partnering relationships (e.g. collaboration and consortium working)
  • To be actively involved, where required, from the first opportunity review, producing contractual responses to all new business proposals, generating and negotiating terms & conditions of contracts, sub-contracts and all commercial Legal Agreements (including but not limited to: Confidentiality, Teaming/Collaboration, Software Licence, ESCROW, Patents, Export Licences, Memorandum of Understanding, Heads of Agreement, Authorisation to Proceed, IPR etc )
  • Accountable for maintaining records of all contracts and agreements entered into by the Company
  • To interface with commercial colleagues in our parent company, Telespazio, to ensure consistency and commonality with group processes
  • To support the development of a common set of companywide Legal & Contracts processes, and update any standardised documents in line with best practice
  • To attend bid authorisation meetings, project progress and review meetings and other business function meetings as necessary.
  • To maintain and enhance client and supplier relationships where appropriate
  • To be conversant with the Company’s policy with regards to insurance, exporting etc.
  • To provide support in the negotiation of all contractual matters with regard to suppliers of support services to the Company, including insurances, rentals agreements, and other suppliers.
  • To ensure that the Company has the correct policies and procedures in place to comply with all legal requirements placed upon the Company by national laws, Finmeccanica/TPZ directives and client contracts. Advise management on how to comply with these requirements.
  • Interface to external legal advice as and when appropriate and having obtained suitable authorisation.

Qualifications / Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in commercial legal and contracts department, ideally within a service contract environment
  • Legal degree or extensive practical background
  • Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience working in diverse teams
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies
  • Ability to handle difficult situations whilst under pressure
  • Ability to change focus, and prioritise in line with business objectives.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies
  • A proven track record of integrity
  • Ability to handle difficult situations whilst under pressure


  • Hands on, get things done approach
  • Driven, proactive and can take the initiative
  • Resilient and focused
  • Team player who can interface at all levels within Telespazio VEGA UK and Telespazio Italy and with our partners and customers

Further Details        

All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early.  We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date for applications is 19th October 2019

Location of the position is Luton, UK

To apply : Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@telespazio.com

By sending your CV to careers@telespazio.com you give your consent for Telespazio VEGA to hold and process your personal information for the purpose of the application.


Competitive Package


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

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