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Legal Counsel

Date: 15-Sep-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. 


Tesco Mobile is a totally unique business, a 50/50 joint venture between Tesco and Telefónica O2 that launched back in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength as we’ve launched into new services, markets and customer propositions.


Working at Tesco Mobile means being employed by one of our joint venture shareholders – Tesco or Telefónica O2. Our head office roles are advertised with Tesco or Telefónica O2 and

retail roles are advertised through Tesco.


Our culture is uniquely Tesco Mobile with a great sense of community, but with all the benefits of working for one of the shareholders as well.


We’re all about the customer and their experience. So if you’re as passionate as us about changing customer experiences for the better in the mobile world, this could be the job for



What do the team do?


You will be part of the legal and regulatory Centre of Excellence and may join a Tribe or Squad using their expertise to provide support when needed.


How will you fit into this?


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 Centre of Excellence - 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:


  • 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 possess:

  • Legal qualification with significant PQE
  • Previous experience working as part of an in-house legal team or in the IPT team of a law firm
  • Excellent drafting and business appropriate communication skills
  • Knowledge of MVNOs would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Companies Act
  • A strong legal background, ideally possessing experience at a top firm or in-house, with outstanding analytical and writing skills is a bonus



Location: Slough

Closing date: 30th September 2021





We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  

Also, every employee has their personal development supported with a LinkedIn learning account; plus other role specific learning available through our award-winning digital learning platform - O2 Campus. 


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

Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working, leveraging the advantages of face-to-face connectivity and enjoying the flexibility and productivity of remote working.


Our base will be the office, where we connect, collaborate and innovate – and there will be the expectation for everyone to be physically together more time than apart.  For Head Office roles we therefore expect colleagues to spend a proportion of their time in the office location listed on the job description.

We are supportive of colleagues having conversations with hiring managers about what office presence will look like in the context of the role


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