29 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Solicitor – Poundland – West Midlands (12 Month FTC with potential to go Permanent)

We’re offering a diverse commercial legal counsel role working for a truly unique retailer – Poundland.

About this opportunity

We want to hear from you if you’re an experienced Solicitor looking to join a fast paced retail business that’s going places and that everyone knows. This role is currently an interim role but if you’re the right person for our business there is an opportunity this will become a permanent opportunity.

Reporting into the Legal & Compliance Director and alongside another fantastic Solicitor you’ll be involved in supporting a variety of departments including our Trading, Procurement, Finance and Distribution teams to give them sound commercial legal advice. You’ll get the opportunity in this position to work with a great deal of autonomy to assist in the negotiation and drafting of a wide range of interesting, complex and at times, high value commercial contracts.

As an experienced in-house Solicitor or with your experience gained working in an established legal practise environment you’ll provide legal advice on a wide range of issues relating to outsourcing, Data Protection, commercial disputes, advertising and IP to name just a few!

Broad legal roles like this don’t come around often, Poundland has built a network of almost 900 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, offering top brands and great quality own brand products, that provide customers with amazing value every day. In September 2016, Poundland became part of the Steinhoff International family an integrated manufacturer and retailer with operations in Europe, Australasia, Africa and the United States. This role will also offer you the chance of gaining international exposure as well!

About You

A passionate and enthusiastic legal professional you’ll have gained up to 5-6 years PQE and be knowledgeable in a diverse number of areas especially Data Protection and Contractual law but also; outsourcing, contract, commercial, IP and bribery & corruption.

You’ll be able to deal with the areas of risk management, governance and compliance and offer your diverse stakeholders be it a Director or someone more Junior a consistently professional and personable service. You’ll be working alongside another Solicitor, Compliance and H&S teams so will be team-spirited and also be happy to support the development of your Legal Assistant.


There are so many but a competitive salary, pension and bonus scheme are available plus the opportunity to work with some of the best and really passionate legal professionals!