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Legal Counsel & Business Partner – Immigration sector

  • Serco
  • Serco

Package Description

  • Excellent Salary

  • Corporate Benefits Package

  • And the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team


Job Introduction
Serco is a partner of choice to the European Institutions and other International Organisations. For the past 30 years, we have been providing European and International Organisations a wide range of services including ICT services in support, infrastructure, operations and development as well as managing different contact centres for the key European Institutions, agencies and organisations, in Brussels and across Europe.

What connects the ever-growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service –
To keep ahead, we have to evolve continually and enhance the way we deliver our services. Everyone in Serco has a role to play, here.

Serco provides the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

We’re looking for a Legal Counsel & Business Partner, to support the Chief Legal Officer in our Brussels office!

We look forward to meeting you!  Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

Main Responsibilities
The key purpose of the role is to support the Chief Legal Officer, Europe and be a legal business partner to the (SECTOR) sector by delivering proactive and quality legal services which protect the interests of the business and enables them to grow sustainably and operate with an acceptable risk profile.

The Legal Counsel will provide and enable value add legal, regulatory, ethics & governance support which is aligned to the sustainable achievement of the European strategic priorities.

Key accountabilities:

-Serve as a subject matter expert and business partner to the (SECTOR) sector by delivering proactive and high-quality legal services throughout the business lifecycle.

-Promote awareness and understanding of relevant legal, policy, regulatory, ethical risks and governance requirements within the (SECTOR) sector.

-Business focused legal advice and guidance on complex contractual issues, negotiations, and transactions.

-Support bid teams and governance forums on legal, contractual and risk aspects of bids including assurance of contract reviews, risk assessments and other legal and contractual aspects of bidding and advice and guidance on public procurement regulations, policies and procedures.

-Document terms of agreement with partners and subcontractors (i.e., NDAs, Teaming Agreements, Consortium and Subcontracting Agreements).

-Ensure appropriate flow down of terms into Supplier Contracts in collaboration with Procurement teams.

-Develop and deliver contracts & commercial awareness training/workshops.

-Proactively identify changes and developments in relevant laws, regulations, government policies and guidance notes and work with colleagues to assess and manage their impact on the (SECTOR) sector.

-Legal guidance in relation to internal and external corporate investigations into matters arising within the (SECTOR) sector.

-Oversee labour law case management and provide guidance on complex employment claims. Manage external employment counsel engagements as cost effectively as possible.

-Provide support as directed by the Chief Legal Officer, Europe to due diligence projects or acquisitions or divestments or other special projects relating to the (SECTOR) sector or wider Europe Division.

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services in Belgium and around the world.


Successful Candidate
Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualifications:

-Qualified lawyer with a Master’s degree in law and have at least 8 years legal experience in an international environment.-You have a proven track record of handling a varied and challenging caseload.
-Good understanding of legal, ethical and compliance matters, legal management and complex contractual constructs.
-Experience of and expertise in public sector contracting highly desirable.
-Demonstrable commercial acumen and business orientated approach.
-Ability to communicate and build strong relationships across a diverse community of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
-Persuasive, concise and clear verbal and written communicator.
-Ability to work with changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
-Inclusive, approachable, consultative and enabling nature.
-Team player and at the same time ability to work autonomously.


Fluent in English and German

About The Company
Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work – You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity – You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people – You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

-Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
-A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
-Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization.

Data Protection:

For more information on how the personal data in your application is process, please see the link Data Protection policy here.
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