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Assistant Legal Counsel

City:  Slough

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.

​Legal​

Step into the world of our Legal and Compliance Function and prepare to be challenged and stretched with a combination of impact, innovation, and excellence. Our Legal team is at the forefront of shaping the corporate landscape and redefining the boundaries of what is possible.

We go beyond the traditional realms of a legal and compliance function. Transforming ourselves into strategic partners who help drive business growth, mitigating risks, and championing ethical and sustainable practices. Every day, our team deliver on groundbreaking transactions and navigate complex regulatory landscapes that help our organisation make a positive societal impact.

Join us, and you'll be collaborating towards shared goals, solving complex challenges, and leaving an enduring legacy.

About the role

Step into the world of Reckitt as an Assistant Legal Counsel, where every decision you make matters. With your legal expertise, you will protect and empower a global organisation that's dedicated to making a difference. It's not just about the law; it's about being part of a team that inspires you to be the best. From safeguarding our operations to ensuring legal integrity, your role is pivotal to our collective success. Are you ready to make an impact where it really counts?

Your responsibilities

Working as a part of our fast paced dynamic UKI Legal team and reporting into the Senior Legal Counsel, you'll:
- Manage a broad spectrum of legal affairs, split between supporting our commercial business and manufacturing sites. 
- Work closely with marketing teams to provide strategic advice and guidance on claims, packaging approvals, advertising, and new initiatives.
- Supporting the legal team with non-contractual issues within our manufacturing sites inclusive of: health & safety, privacy and employment issues. 
- Collaborate with various departments to address legal issues proactively, fostering a culture of compliance.
- Conduct legal research, utilising your expertise and tools to support informed decision-making.

 

The experience we're looking for

- Recently qualified or qualifying this year (in English Law).
- Experience in commercial contracts is essential, ideally this will have been gained in an in-house or secondment setting.
- Experience in advertising, marketing and consumer law is preferable. 
- Proficient in problem-solving, equipped with sharp analytical skills and a detail-oriented outlook.
- Ability to communicate complex legal information clearly to diverse audiences.
- Adept at juggling multiple tasks and thriving in a dynamic environment that values timely delivery.
- Committed to continuous improvement; a brilliant legal mind who is always seeking better ways to serve.

The skills for success

Integrity, Commercial Law,  Solutions Focused, Excellent Communication Skills, Risk management, Commercial contracts, Marketing, Teamwork, Fact-based Decision Making, Ability to manage and prioritize workload, Continuous Improvement Mindset, Legal Services, Process Optimisation, Qualified Lawyer

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.

Equality

We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.


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