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Lawyer (12mth FTC)
United Kingdom
Job Title: Lawyer
Department: Corporate Legal & Governance
Location: London
Status: 12 month fixed term contract 

The Corporate Legal & Governance Department at C4 is responsible for advising on the legal aspect of all non-programme related matter, in particular: (i)  negotiating and contracting deals for all non-programme related areas (so excluding Commissioning and Acquisitions) including Ad Sales, Corporate, Commercial & Business Development, IT, Procurement, Corporate Services, Consumer Insight, 4 Creative and Strategy; and (ii) advising on regulatory matters including Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Channel 4’s statutory requirements.  The department also carries out the Corporation Secretarial function

The Corporate Legal & Governance Department comprises 10 lawyers together with secretariat and admin team support.  

The role is a lawyer within the Corporate Legal & Governance team, reporting to the Controller of Corporate Legal.

Providing general legal support across the team working principally on commercial contracts but able to assist on a wide variety of legal matters including general commercial contractual arrangements, advertising sales and regulatory.

Types of work will include:
  • Conducting due diligence in relation to our corporate investment activity
  • Assisting in the drafting and negotiation of corporate documentation
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts across a wide range of areas including technology, consumer insight, 4 Creative, procurement and distribution. 
  • Minute taking at board and other meetings
  • Assisting with updating of template documentation
  • Negotiating and reviewing non-disclosure agreements

Technical & Professional Skills
  • Qualified corporate/commercial lawyer
  • Sound knowledge of a wide range of commercial contracts and corporate matters
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills
Autonomy/Judgement/Decision Making
  • Ability to work autonomously 
  • Excellent planning and organising ability in coping with a demanding work load
  • Adaptable and able to work on a variety of matters at any one time
Relationship Management (internal, external, 3rd parties)
  • Proactive and ability to work well as part of a team
  • Willing to take on any types of work and a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to respond speedily and prioritise effectively
Complexity/Problem Solving
  • Able to deal with a range of complex matters at any one time
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of issues affecting Channel 4 and its remit
  • Commercial approach 
To complete your application please provide a response to the below application questions, you can upload your response to the application questions as an attachment when submitting your application. This can be attached to your application as a PDF or Word document.  
  1. Please outline how you meet the ‘Essential Experience & Skills’ outlined in the Job Description (Max 500 words)
  2. Please give an overview of your experience in working across a broad and varied workload like that outlined in the Job Description and how you prioritise your workload accordingly (Max 500 words)

There are a million reasons why it’s great to work at Channel 4, here are just a few of the perks for you;
• 26 days annual leave (including a day off for your birthday)
• Company funded Private Medical Insurance
• A generous Group Personal Pension
• Access to our flexible benefits scheme including dental, travel insurance, health screenings and more!
20 Apr 2021
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