WWF UK – Commercial Legal Counsel

Posted on 12th January 2022
Type Full Time
Specialism Commercial, Company / Commercial Law, Compliance, Corporate, Intellectual Property
Location Woking, Surrey
Deadline 2nd February 2022

Job Description

Apply here by 02 February 2022

This is an incredible chance for a legal professional with in-depth knowledge of commercial contracts to shape the future of our planet. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And we could be the last that can do anything about it. This is your chance to join the fight for our world. As Commercial Legal Counsel for the world’s leading independent conservation organisation you will collaborate with colleagues responsible for developing and managing relationships with corporate organisations.

As member of our Legal & Compliance Team you will support the securing of new impactful partnerships to help catalyse change at scale, grow support, raise funds and get WWF into the daily lives of our potential supporters while inspiring millions to act. This will involve providing accurate and timely commercial contractual and non-contentious legal advice to internal stakeholders as well as working with commercial partners. We will look to you to negotiate, draft and advise on contracts. You will also create and maintain standard corporate partnership agreements and associated guidance notes. Important will be the ability to manage organisational risk and provide beneficial and cost-effective solutions in negotiations.

A qualified solicitor or barrister holding a current UK Practicing Certificate, you must have experience of non-contentious commercial contracts. Good at multi-tasking, you will excel at building relationships, inspiring trust and confidence as well as display sound judgement and high ethical standards. You will also be able to synthesise complex information and present it clearly. You will have an eye for detail and a commitment to our mission too.

If you are excited by the opportunity we would love to hear from you

Please click on the link and apply via our website by submitting a copy of your up-to-date CV and the Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

Application closing date: 02/02/2022

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you.  Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose.  We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.



Apply here by 02 February 2022

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