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Senior Product Counsel

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  09-Jan-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Senior Product Counsel

Location: London or Newbury (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
Salary: Competitive 

COVID-19 Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.


Vodafone UK Corporate functions work within the heart of our business, providing professional expertise, support and guidance across all operations, revolutionising our digital growth by always moving, always adapting, to be ready for the future.



What will you be doing? 

The Senior Counsel will provide senior level legal support to Vodafone’s Consumer Business Unit i.e. Pay Monthly, Pay as You Go, Voxi, Internet of Things and Home Broadband on all products and propositions. This is an exciting team management opportunity.

Key accountabilities include: 


  • To work with the Consumer Legal Team to deliver excellent legal advice and support to the Consumer Business Unit 
  • To act as the key point of contact within the Consumer Legal Team for Vodafone’s mobile and home broadband services, keeping Consumer product documentation up-to-date and provide ongoing training to ensure that key stakeholders engage as efficiently as possible and in a way that manages key legal and regulatory risks
  • To support the Consumer Business Unit to launch new products and propositions in a legally and regulatory compliant way
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the Consumer Business Unit understands what is required to comply with relevant law and regulation and deliver succinct and precise advice and risk-based reports to senior stakeholders to facilitate decision making
  • To collaborate effectively with other parts of legal and compliance
  • To keep up-to-date with recent legal and regulatory developments and emerging legal issues that could affect Vodafone’s UK operations, and advising the business accordingly


Who are we looking for?  


  • Solicitor with high quality post-qualification legal experience in the commercial field
  • Solid grounding in commercial law and a good level of general legal knowledge
  • Experience in regulated organisations preferable, e.g. FCA, Ofcom, etc. 
  • Proficient drafting skills and able to draft standard commercial contracts, with ability to draft more complex contracts under supervision
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills and able to lead legal negotiations on standard contracts and drive projects to successful completion



What’s in it for you?


An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.






Posting End Date: 29th January 2021

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.