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Legal Advisor

Legal Advisor

Job title: Legal Advisor
Location: Manchester
Salary: Negotiable per annum
Start date: ASAP
Reference: LEGAL_1715588749
Contact name: Operations Careers
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Job description

We are Oliver James, a global recruitment & consulting group that has been introducing talented people to great organisations since 2002. As a business, we are achieving year-on-year growth and operate across 30 countries , with no signs of slowing down! We put this track record down to our adaptability, allowing us to consistently outperform the market in the face of change; providing sustainability and reliability to our clients and people.

Global Operations at Oliver James is an integral part of the group. Based in Manchester, we provide the infrastructure, the innovation, the transformation and the scalable capabilities which have allowed us to become a £335 million turnover business.

We have an incredibly clear view of where we want to go and by when, exactly like our people. It is based on these very principles that we have achieved awards such as the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and the Sunday Times International Track Recruiter100, to name a few.

We're growing faster than we expected, and while that's humbling it means that your career will develop quickly too, giving you the unique opportunity to say that you were "there at the beginning"

We think we're building something pretty special here at Oliver James Global Operations:

  • We empower our team members to think big and we are built for those who thrive on delivering results; providing you the opportunity to seek the extraordinary and become your best, no matter your role or expertise.
  • We breed a culture of excellence and inclusivity, a team that people are proud to work for; a place where people can thrive and make a difference.

All of our business functions support Oliver James' wider goals and ambitions - to make a remarkable impact globally. So, what's stopping you, come and join us!


As a Legal Advisor for Oliver James, you will join the Oliver James Global Legal Team in a centralised Group global legal team based in Manchester. The Legal team at Oliver James play a fundamental role in ensuring client contracts are negotiated in a smart and quality way and in compliance with Oliver James' commercial and legal risk frameworks. You will get report into a Commercial Counsel and direct exposure to a wide variety of Oliver James consultants, experiencing a dynamic and fast-paced client-delivery model.

To perform this role well, we require:

  • Academic degree;
  • 2+ years of practical legal experience at a law firm or in-house, or equivalent professional experience;
  • Minimum 1 year experience of contract review, drafting, negotiation, and/or management;
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • A demonstrable desire & enthusiasm for developing new optimisation processes;
  • An interest in developing a legal career in a dynamic and global in-house legal team; and
  • A Highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast paced and dynamic setting.

An insight into some of your responsibilities:

· Independently undertake high quality analysis, drafting and negotiation of OJ client contracts in line with OJ review standards, taking the client contract from the legal review to its execution.

· Advise OJ consultants and directors on the commercial terms, liabilities and risk management in client contracts in different jurisdictions.

· Suggest improvements and enhancements to OJ legal contract review and management processes based on your reviews.

· Accurately and effectively record contract details to enable commercial and legal risk reporting.

· Work alongside Legal Advisors in the OJ legal team, assisting with the business tasks, reviews, research and advisory matters as and when required across different regions.


At Oliver James, we ask a lot of our employees, we are a high-performing and fast-paced business, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary; check out our OJ Rewards Brochure.

Great Minds Don't Think Alike

That's why Oliver James reflects the incredible diversity of the people who work here. Oliver James is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all team members. If you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment with Oliver James please contact

We want you to love Oliver James

We don't believe in perfect matches; so even if this role doesn't grab your attention; we still want to hear from you. Come and find out more about Oliver James, our People, Our Culture, Our Values at

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