General Counsel (hybrid)

Basingstoke Permanent £200,000 - £220,000 per year
  • One of the largest social housing providers is looking for a General Counsel
  • Opportunity to create your own General Counsel role at Sovereign Network Group

About Our Client

As part of the planned merger the group will have over 82,000 homes with an annual income of over £830m in 2024-25. With strong financial metrics and interest cover, SNG will have enhanced strength, capacity and coverage giving it greater reach and impact than as two organisations separately.

SNG are driven by their social purpose, with customers at the heart of everything they do. They build homes and provide great services, but their work doesn't stop at the front door - they invest for the long-term, creating great places to live, working with customers and partners to support them in realising their potential.

Job Description

As the General Counsel (GC), you will assume a critical executive-level position within SNG. In this influential role, you will be entrusted with providing strategic leadership and direction in the areas of legal affairs, regulatory compliance, and associated risk management. As part of this role, you will have an enthusiasm for change and be aware of the potential challenges faced by merging organisations.

As the GC, you will lead and oversee the activities of the legal team, working in close collaboration with the executive team providing a level of diplomacy and appropriate challenge. You will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive legal strategy that aligns with SNG's overall corporate objectives. You will spearhead regulatory initiatives, working closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure SNG's full compliance with regulatory requirements.

The Successful Applicant

You will be a qualified lawyer who has worked with or sat on an Executive Team before. SNG are looking for a proven leader, who has built strong effective relationships with Boards and operated within a regulated environment before. The ability to simplify complex issues for the main business and to be adaptable in your approach is a must for this role.

We believe this to be one of the most exciting opportunities of its kind currently in the market.

SNG want to bring as much difference to their Executive as they can, we want to meet candidates who can tell us about what they can bring through their personal story or work experience that will broaden and deepen the collective understanding of our executive board in service of our customers. Through this recruitment campaign SNG are committed to exploring and engaging with potential talent, taking them through a debiasing process to ensure the best candidate for the role is appointed.

What's on Offer

c£200,000 to £220,000 plus benefits

Closing date - 17th August 2023

Hybrid working, 1 to 2 days a week in the office

Elizabeth Campion
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