Senior Legal Counsel

  • Job Reference: 00040339-1
  • Date Posted: 23 March 2024
  • Location: Hatfield
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Affinity Water is the UK's largest water only company, leading the way in innovation to reduce water usage and driving down costs for our 3.8 million customers whilst protecting our chalk streams and the environment.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Commercial Lawyer with expertise within construction law for the role of Senior Legal Counsel to lead this exciting area of legal support to the business, taking it to the next level. This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned lawyer to play a key role in a fast-moving and exciting environment.

As part of our legal team, you will contribute to the essential work advising the business on all commercial contracts.

This role offers a unique opportunity to get involved with impactful and meaningful work in a dynamic and supportive environment, giving you autonomy to make independent decisions.  There is the potential for the right candidate to lead the legal service provision in the commercial and engineering areas, making a significant impact on the business and the opportunity to shape and progress your career.

As the Senior Legal Counsel, you will:

  • Act as a business partner to our Commercial, Engineering, HR, IT and Procurement Teams, proactively identifying legal support requirements.
  • Provide legal advice on commercial, contractual, data protection, engineering, and procurement law matters aligned with business objectives.
  • Advise the Executive Leadership Team on compliance with applicable legislation, in particular Utilities Contracts Regulations
  • Draft and review a variety of contracts and agreements, ensuring appropriate protection for Affinity Water.
  • Leading day-to-day legal and compliance risk management in your business areas.
  • Manage external legal advisers and handle contentious matters related to contractual or commercial law issues.

Experience required:

  • Inhouse or private practice qualified lawyer with a minimum 5 PQE with expertise contract law with exposure to construction contracts (focus on NEC 3&4)
  • Experience advising on public procurement and associated contracts 


Competitive package dependant on experience

Basic salary from £80-85k plus car allowance £4305

Hybrid Flexible working - Office based 2 days per week in Hatfield is expected

Holiday entitlement 26 days plus a celebration day

A generous pension scheme that doubles the contributions you make, up to a maximum of 12%

Company annual bonus

We offer enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Benefits

Volunteering Days

Life Assurance

Further training costs covered.

If you are a proactive and experienced lawyer ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role, apply now to join Affinity Water in contributing to the future of legal support in the water industry. Your contributions will be essential to our continued success and growth. 

You can find out what it's like to work at Affinity Water through our career site where our colleagues share their career development stories and you can get a feel for our company culture.

Affinity Water recognises the benefits of greater diversity in our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We are committed to building a more inclusive culture where every member of our workforce can thrive.