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Legal Counsel - 12 month FTC

Date: 25-Aug-2021

Location: SLOUGH, GB

Company: Telefonica S.A.


Tesco Mobile is the UK’s largest MVNO with over 5 million customers and industry leading customer satisfaction.  We’re a totally unique business, a 50/50 joint venture between Telefonica O2 and Tesco that launched back in 2003.

Being part of Telefonica, one of the world’s most creative digital companies, we’re able to open up all sorts of possibilities – not just for customers, but for the people who work for us, too. 

Great benefits. Great rewards. High-quality training. Ongoing career development. Flexible working. These are just some of the reasons we attract great talent. 

Our inclusive approach to recruitment helps us be a true reflection of our customers and their communities. That’s why everybody’s welcome – it’s time to get everyone in the room. 

About the Team:

The Tesco Mobile legal team provides specialist services as required.  We aim to provide effective, timely and consistently high quality advice to the Tesco Mobile business on commercial, corporate transactions and operational matters.  We are here to identify and manage risk and to assist in the exploitation of commercial opportunities.


The Tesco Mobile legal team are trusted advisors working closely with the Tesco Mobile business and play a key role in influencing outcomes to maximise the present and future value of Tesco Mobile.


About the Role:

A Legal Counsel within the team will carry out a general commercial and specialist contract role supporting various teams within the Tesco Mobile business. Reporting into the Head of Legal you will support and provide expert advice on areas such as commercial agreements, corporate matters, sales and marketing, compliance, regulation and company secretarial and administration.


Key Responsibilities:

Legal Counsel provide advice, work autonomously, and develop excellent relationships with internal clients and their role includes:

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of agreements including:
    • services and supply agreements
    • software licence and support and maintenance agreements
    • marketing agreements
    • trial agreements
    • device supply agreements
    • supply chain logistics
    • tenders
    • statements of work under existing agreements
    • general commercial agreements such as NDAs and MOUs
  • Advising on consumer facing terms and conditions
  • Advising on legal aspects of marketing campaigns including in relation to Ofcom, FCA and Clearcast
  • Stakeholder management
  • Shareholder management – JV specific processes and governance
  • Supplier management
  • Advising on business to business contract disputes – small claims
  • Advising on high level consumer complaints
  • Instructing and managing external lawyers
  • Delegation and supervision of work to junior team members
  • Initiation and implementation of working practices aimed at improving the provision of legal support
  • Creating template documents and processes as necessary
  • Training and development for internal clients
  • Compliance and regulatory oversight and guidance – OFCOM, FCA, ICO


What We Need from You:

This is a highly commercial role within a high growth, exciting, fast-paced and dynamic environment. To succeed in this role, you must be able to work in a dynamic environment with a customer centric focus and also possess:

  • Legal qualification (5-7 Years PQE)
  • Excellent drafting and business appropriate communication skills
  • Knowledge of MVNOs would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Companies Act
  • Previous experience working as part of an in-house legal team or in the IPT team of a law firm

A strong legal background, ideally possessing experience at a top firm or in-house, with outstanding analytical and writing skills is a bonus.


12 month FTC- Maternity Cover

Location:  Slough & Remote Working




We believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible approaches to working.   Like to know more, feel free to raise it.

If you have any questions around the role then please email who will be happy to help.