Legal and Contracts Manager

Role and Responsibilities

  • Draft and negotiate all commercial contracts, including statement of work and non-disclosure agreements, resolving any contractual issues, changes and revisions
  • Provide contractual overviews, reports and advise management on the company’s compliance with laws and regulations
  • Support implementation and management of an effective regulatory and legal compliance framework
  • Identify, assess, manage and report on data privacy risks, complaints and breach issues as part of the company’s risk management and quality programmes and policies
  • Assist in where required in the review of materials relating to KTN’s key external communications
  • Create and manage effective action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violationsImplement robust compliance and assurance controls, coordinating internal insights and reports
  • Regularly audit company procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible weaknesses or risks
  • Maintain all regulatory contacts and legislative knowledge relating to KTN’s business activities, ensuring all employees are educated on the latest requirements
  • Coordinate KTN’s Health and Safety policy and procedures, recognising changes to legislation and guidance, reporting and reviewing monthly with the Executive
  • Work with internal stakeholders and third-party suppliers maintaining health and safety training, audits and compliance


  • Paralegal or legal executive background
  • Relevant qualifications and an in-depth GDPR experience, including dealing with data breaches
  • Implementing process improvements including stakeholder and change management
  • Researching and advising on regulator, commercial and business matters
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising contracts with extensive commercial and business exposure including support of bid writing
  • Evidence of working within a matrixed environment and cross functional organisation


  • Forensic attention to detail and ability manage risk exposure
  • Drive to improve quality in all operations
  • Excellent problem-solving, facilitation, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Abstract thinking skills and ability to take the ‘big picture’ view to identify linkages and dependencies between activities
  • Ability to analyse complex data, draw conclusions, produce reports and present recommendations to management in relation to delivery
  • Multi-task orientated and be able to balance pressure and deadlines with changing priorities
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate confidently across functions and teams and build effective relationships


  • This role has a salary range of £40,000 to £50,000 pa dependent on experience
  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
  • Enhanced Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wider Wallet employee benefits high street discounts scheme.
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development as part of our Talent & Development Programme

Please apply by submitting a tailored cover letter outlining your suitability with specifics relating to the requirements of the role, and your CV outlining your experience.

Currently, during this extended lockdown period, this position is based from home. After the extended lockdown period, the postholder may continue to be based from home, or in one of our offices (London, Edinburgh, Harwell).

Regular UK travel will be expected.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K. without restrictions as sponsorship for visas is not provided.

Unfortunately, owing to the high number of applications received, we can only provide feedback to applicants selected for interview.