newParalegal- Sheffield- London

Date Posted: 4 days ago

Job Description

Job reference number 226702

Paralegal- Sheffield- London

Minimum salary £30,500

Full time


Royal Mail Sheffield,Pond Street, Sheffield, S98 6HR

Royal Mail has an exciting opportunity to join as a Paralegal.You will provide legal and administrative support to the Commercial Transactions team.In addition,the role holder will be expected to undertake projects that enable more efficient delivery of legal services to the business.This will involve close working the Legal Operations team.This role will be Hybrid working with some travel involved and open to applicants from Sheffield and London areas.

About the role

You will assist with the management of all legal matters, including taking a triaging role to assess, prioritise and help allocate matters as they come into the legal team.

Provide advice on certain commercial matters, under the supervision of members of the team,liaise with external law firms,dealing with queries and assisting with financial and billing matters.

You will conduct contract management tasks such as checking documents have been signed and dated, checking the Companies House register, following up on conditions precedents and/or conditions subsequent.

Assist members of the legal team with their work generally as requested and under their supervision;

  • To draft legal agreements and carry out legal research as and when required.

  • To assist with implementation of change in ways of working e.g. systems such as contract express and Access Legal (a matter intake and matter management system)

  • To support and implement, as appropriate the vision, strategy, modus operandi and values of RMG and Group Legal and assist/support other AGC areas as required.

About You

To be successful in this role, you wil have the following skills and criteria;

  • Law degree or equivalent industry-recognised professional paralegal qualification (e.g.qualifying degree & LPC, CILEX)

  • Experience of paralegal work within an in-house legal department or large commercial law firm.

  • Be well organised, flexible, practical and execution oriented.

  • High degree of proficiency with technology.

  • A willingness to assist with a variety of queries, and a demonstrably “can do” attitude.

  • Able to use initiative and proactively seek solutions rather than waiting to be asked.

  • A persuasive and diplomatic style when dealing with senior stakeholders.

  • Passionate about learning and wanting to progress and able to deal with queries quickly and effectively.

  • Confident in assessing when to progress things alone and when to escalate, and the ability to distinguish high risk issues from run of the mill queries.

  • Ability to effectively prioritise and to manage competing priorities; and willing to learn new skills and to take on new challenges and changes in role.

About Us

At Royal Mail we connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 30 million addresses. As one of the UK’s leading companies, we are focused on being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe.

We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome applications from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.

For more information on Royal Mail Group and our values please click here:

Closing Date:19th November 2021. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.


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