Legal Adviser - Any SD Worx Office

Ref: 147 Date Posted: Wednesday 25 Mar 2020
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Job:  Legal Adviser

Job Type: Part-time 0.5 FTE, Permanent

Location: Flexible Location


Your Role:

The Corporate Legal department of the SD Worx group (Headquarters in Belgium) seeking a part-time (50%) in-house Legal Counsel hierarchically reporting to the International People Solutions Head Counsel.  The current legal team works from Belgium (HQ), UK and Germany.

The primary function is to advise and assist the business of the SD Worx group (a worldwide Payroll and HR services provider) in the United Kingdom and Ireland on a wide range of legal and related commercial issues and to support on legal and procedural matters.

As a CUSTOMER COACH - you will have the skills and ability to demonstrate that you can:

  • Build expertise with focus on the customer - have the curiosity and eagerness to be close to trends and innovation and to develop and make this expertise available for customer solutions.

  • From Service transaction to Customer journey, can assess the client’s situation, fundamental wishes and needs, also in unstructured context, and to add more value than the customer expected throughout the full customer journey and over omni channels.

  • Have the ability to collaborate effectively without boundaries (across teams, countries, languages, tools) colleagues, customers and network with his/her expertise, confidence and style.

 Key Accountabilities:

  • Giving sound yet clear, cost-effective and highly practical legal advice in order to support SD Worx management and operations and ensure their compliance with legal requirements;

  • Providing proactive legal knowledge and assistance to all aspects of the SD Worx (UK and IRE) business and operations;

  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of contractual documentation for the business (e.g. customer agreement, supplier agreement, partnerships, etc.), while ensuring that all agreements strike an appropriate balance between risk and reward for SD Worx;

  • Representing and ensuring the effective handling and successful resolution of disputes and negotiations;

  • Providing proactive advice and guidance on data protection, compliance and regulatory matters;

  • Creating legal templates and best practices, based on corporate guidelines;


 Your Profile:

  • University degree is essential, LLB preferable

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with 3-5 years PQE

  • Sound basic knowledge and some experience in UK contract law, and preferable outsourcing        

  •  Have varied training and post qualification experience in one or more of the following areas are considered to be a plus: IT law, commercial (contract) law (B2B+B2C), data protection;

  • Have excellent knowledge (verbal and written) of English.  Good knowledge of a second language is considered to be an asset;

  • Possess first-rate analytical, communication, negotiation and contract drafting skills;

  • Be business oriented, practical, pragmatic and combine a risk aware working style with a no nonsense and hardworking attitude;

  • Be a team player, but must be able to work autonomously;

  • Have the ability to develop strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders;

  • Have the intellect to deal with complex issues and planning activities and the ability and willingness to take responsibility for difficult decisions;

  • Be stress-resistant and able to work under pressure;

  • Be open to regular travel within Europe.


It’s your move!

SD Worx are the European Market Leader in Payroll, HR & Time with 65,000 customers in more than 90 countries.

People bring life to business and work is a big part of life. We build payroll & HR services and solutions that contribute to the success of both companies and individuals. We have years of experience in our teams, and some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in the industry. We’re committed to sharing this expertise with you. We value the contribution of our colleagues and have a significant focus on personal development and career growth – it really is our people who make the difference! We provide a friendly and inclusive work environment and encourage innovation.

If you have the skills and character to make a positive impact at SD Worx, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Mission

For Life. For Work.

To make payroll and HR services essential for the continued success of companies and individuals.

Working at SD Worx means winning trust and taking responsibility, displaying initiative and most importantly, being energized by others. If you have a passion for HR, IT and Payroll Services, then we can promise you one thing: you’ll never get stuck in a rut at SD Worx. You will get the opportunity for self-development in the direction you want to go. You will learn from the best, so you can be at your best.