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Junior Paralegal

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Legal
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

Dyson seeks a Paralegal to support the Global Operations and Projects Team in their management of commercial legal issues across our operations in the UK and SEA. This is a role that provides an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and contribute as part of a dynamic and ambitious in-house legal team.  
This Paralegal position will be dedicated to providing day-to-day administrative support on a number of commercial contract, regulatory and compliance, and litigation matters. This position will afford invaluable experience and exposure to an array of legal issues and the opportunity to develop professionally within a fast-paced and dynamic organisation.

Accountabilities

Your day to day duties will involve:
  • Supporting on general commercial legal matters across the business, helping to navigate complex issues with an output and delivery focus
  • Responsibility for the NDA approvals process including reviewing and negotiating NDAs and coordinating with internal stakeholders to identify key issues and concerns
  • Assist with drafting and maintaining enterprise-facing documentation in particular around our precedents and templates, including contract control processes, risk assessments and self-help materials 
  • Supporting with the preparation and delivery of relevant training programmes for the Global Operations and Project teams and the wider business
  • Maintaining an up to date and comprehensive knowledge of developments in your area of law, and supporting with the dissemination of that information to peers and the business accordingly
  • Conduct research on applicable regulations, laws, and legal articles
  • Collaborating with other members of the legal team and the business to devise efficient strategies for the provision of legal services that are fit for future growth and match our blueprint for success
  • Legal administrative support for the team including travel bookings, arranging meetings and events, vendor set up and purchase order management, new starter set up and leaver requests and managing mailboxes and team shared drives
  • Attend to basic clerical tasks, such as photocopying, making and receiving phone calls, and fielding correspondence

Skills

You will have:
  • A Law degree or equivalent with at least one year’s experience at a reputable law firm or within a large business environment 
  • Familiarity with electronic document management and filing systems
  • Superior research skills
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required
  • SharePoint and Relativity proficiency preferred

How you will do it 
Technical Excellence
  • Use excellent verbal and written communication skills, tailoring messaging to the audience
  • Have high attention to detail
  • Use commercial and pragmatic judgment 
  • Have good time management and organisation
  • Have enthusiasm for commercial law and regulatory and compliance matters
  • Have sound knowledge of law and the UK legal system
  • Find solutions for the business which are legally compliant
  • Manage risk in accordance with Dyson’s approval processes 
  • Ensure that your knowledge is up to date 
  • Support with precedent creation and maintenance 

Stakeholder Management
  • Seek to build trusted relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders
  • Be clear and timely in your communications 
  • Act as a partner and take joint ownership of the tasks required by the Global Operations and Projects Team  
  • Use excellent interpersonal skills
  • Maintain a high level of discretion with confidential matters 
  • Focus on output and delivery
  • Provide training and supporting materials where required

Team Relationships
  • Manage yourself and how you respond to others effectively and appropriately 
  • Work well with different personality types
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a minimum level of supervision 
  • Make a wider contribution, and be prepared to support others in team, as well as supporting or leading on things outside of your core role 
  • Support in the development and delivery of the Global Operations and Projects Team and wider legal team strategy  
  • Support your manager and take ownership of the team’s success 
  • Play your part in owning and delivering the team plan 

Behaviours
  • Be a self-starter, with confidence to independently seek resolutions to issues when appropriate
  • Be proactive and able to anticipate needs based on changing circumstances
  • Be adaptable to a fast paced and changing environment
  • Have the ability to foresee and react to department needs to help improve its function
  • Be positive 
  • Demonstrate hunger and passion for your role 
  • Act ethically
  • Be proactive
  • Have an appetite to learn and develop

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines