Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Crewe


month Fixed Term Contract)

Join Assurant, one of the leading providers in Lifestyle & Automotive protection in Europe, as a Legal Counsel

We’re looking for an interim Legal Counsel / Commercial Lawyer to join our team for 12 months. You’ll be working within our Legal department and will be responsible for providing legal support to the Senior Legal Counsel and European Legal Director thus to the wider EU business.

You’ll be accountable for the following;

Support the delivery of strategic initiatives to realise Assurant Europe’s vision and business objectives

Draft, review and negotiate legally sound commercial contracts with a specific expertise in procurement contracts including IT/IP

Provide legal support to the sales and business development teams, advising on contractual arrangements with clients and suppliers and other third parties

Provide general compliance support to the business in particular data protection including drafting contractual protections and advising on processes in compliance with GDPR

Interpret and apply local laws and regulations to the business

Advise on commercially viable solutions to legal issues

Advise and provide recommendations to the business on legal risk and provide first line mitigation via insight and pragmatic support

Manage external counsel on specific issues and costs

Support with legal training needs for the business

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge & expertise;

UK qualified lawyer (guideline 3 years PQE but candidates with other experience are invited to apply)

In-house experience preferable but not essential

Delivering in house solutions with a commercial mindset

Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with particular expertise in procurement contracts

IT / IP and data protection experience

Working or experience in or knowledge of the workings of a regulated insurance or financial services firm

Relevant knowledge of contract and commercial law.

Relevant knowledge of IP, data protection and IT law

Some knowledge of UK / European Insurance regulatory regime

Joining our award-winning team gives you the opportunity to progress and be rewarded, as well as enjoying a fantastic benefits package.

At Assurant, we’re passionate about our people. After all, it’s our dynamic and successful team that allows us to provide lifestyle insurance solutions that bring our customers peace of mind, protecting what’s important to them. We’re proud to say we keep life running smoothly for over 300 million consumers; we’re also the UK’s largest provider of mobile device protection. Partnering with 9 of the top 20 best global brands, we are market leaders with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

If you’re ready for a challenge and to become part of delivering our brilliant services, apply today.

Assurant have been awarded the Silver standard by Investors In People. The organisation has received recognition by Business In The Community for Workplace Gender Equality.