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Lawyer - Commercial

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We're seeking a Commercial/Corporate Lawyer to provide legal and regulatory advice across the BBC.

The BBC Legal Division is responsible for providing legal advice to the BBC and for developing and implementing the BBC’s legal strategy.  The Division is made up of the following departments: General Counsel’s Office, Editorial Legal (comprising Litigation and Programme Legal Advice), Commercial Legal, Employment, Intellectual Property, Competition Law, Information Policy and Compliance, Property Legal and Business Affairs and BBC Digital (formerly Future Media) and Engineering (formerly Technology).

Our overall structure is similar to that found in private practice firms and we support on a wide range of diverse matters.  Whilst this means the work can be challenging and relatively fast-paced at times, we are open to discussing agile ways of working to support our staff, where appropriate and in line with our flexible working policies.

Role Responsibility

In performing this role, accountabilities will include:

  • Providing accurate, timely, practical and commercially focused legal advice to clients.
  • Working unsupervised and conducting a general caseload, referring upwards as required.
  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and concluding contracts and other legal documentation.
  • Undertaking policy and advocacy work, including preparing and coordinating submissions on areas of law or policy that affect the BBC.
  • Supporting dispute resolution processes and strategies.

Please ensure you read the full role specification, to understand full scope of accountabilities and requirements, before making your application.

Are you the right candidate?

You'll be a qualified lawyer with 2-4 years PQE and a proven track record of handling large, complex transactions and extensive experience of contract and commercial law with a substantial and extensive grounding in company and commercial law.

Package Description

Grade 9 / Proposed Band D

Permanent role

Below is a link that accompanied our recent Trainee Scheme, which gives an overview of what it's like to work in the BBC Legal team.


About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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