Head of Legal, Regulation & Compliance - Tesco Mobile


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Full time - permanent
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Competitive with Excellent Benefits Package
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GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 6% and 10% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Health screening every 2 years
  • Private medical insurance offered by Bupa
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money

About the role

Head of Legal, Regulatory and Compliance will report to the CEO and will be a member of the Executive Team. A major responsibility of the position to is ensure the competent and primary provision of  legal services across a broad range of activities, including commercial transactions, corporate, competition, compliance, regulatory,  dispute resolution, sales and marketing as well as company secretarial services.
Head of legal, regulatory and compliance will be a trusted advisor to the Executive Team, work autonomously, and develop excellent relationships with internal clients. 

About the Team 

The Tesco Mobile legal team provides specialist services as required.  We aim to provide effective, timely and consistently high quality advice to the Tesco Mobile business on commercial, corporate transactions and operational matters.  We are here to identify and manage risk and to assist in the exploitation of commercial opportunities.

The Tesco Mobile legal team are trusted advisors working closely with the Tesco Mobile business and play a key role in influencing outcomes to maximise the present and future value of Tesco Mobile. 

You will be responsible for

• Play a key role in all business decisions including presenting key initiatives, changes and updates and communicating compliance guidance. 
• Manage and assist clients with resolving all legal issues pertaining to various corporate transactional and regulatory matters in a manner consistent with the Tesco Mobile’s business strategy and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
• Review, draft and negotiate complex contracts to which Tesco Mobile is a party and ensure that they are properly protected.
• Manage and develop lawyers and trainees and regulators.
• Provide management and the wider Tesco Mobile business timely and accurate interpretation of various laws and regulations affecting the business and keep them appraised of the types of action that require legal consideration.
• Provide compliance training.
• Instructing and managing outside counsel.
• Advise and navigate JV specific processes and governance
• Initiation and implementation of working practices aimed at improving the provision of legal support
• Training and development for internal clients.
• Compliance and regulatory oversight and guidance – OFCOM, FCA, ICO as well as developing relationships with the regulator.
• Implementing systems and process to ensure legal and regulatory compliance.
• Carrying out company secretarial work including attending Board and Board Audit Committees as the company secretary as well as responsibility for presenting compliance updates at these meetings.

This is a highly commercial role within a high growth, exciting, fast-paced and dynamic environment. To succeed in this role, you must be able to work in a dynamic environment with a customer centric focus 

You will need

• Legal qualification 7+ PQE
• Excellent drafting and business appropriate communication skills
• Knowledge of MVNOs would be an advantage
• Knowledge of the Companies Act
• FCA,  OFCOM and ICO experience
• Previous experience working as part of an in-house legal team.
A strong legal background, ideally possessing experience at a top firm or in-house, with outstanding analytical and writing skills is a bonus. 

About us

Tesco Mobile is a totally unique business, a 50/50 joint venture between Tesco and Telefónica O2 that launched back in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength as we’ve launched into new services, markets and customer propositions. Working at Tesco Mobile means being employed by one of our joint venture shareholders – Tesco or Telefónica O2. Our head office roles are advertised with Tesco or Telefónica O2 and retail roles are advertised through Tesco.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco Mobile where everyone is welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco Mobile, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We strive to create a workforce that reflects our customers not only here in the UK, but worldwide. Our aim is to attract and welcome a diverse range applicants from all walks of life and we would love to hear from you!

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our base will be the office, where we connect, collaborate and innovate – and there will be the expectation for everyone to be in the office more often than not. For Head Office roles we therefore expect colleagues to spend a proportion of their time at our offices.

 We are supportive of colleagues having conversations with hiring managers about what office presence will look like in the context of the role.